Spotted on La Source d'Angèle: French blogger Elvezia's DIY cushion covers made from cotton bags tied with hemp cord. It's a project simple enough to pull off in a matter of minutes, if you have the right ingredients.
Elvezia was inspired by the old gray cotton sacks she discovered on a visit to Benoit & Marie, a shop specializing in stylish surplus on Île de Ré, off the west coast of France. She returned home with some bags, installed a few grommets, inserted cushions, and tied the ends together with hemp. Voilá, instant throw pillows.
Above: For adding grommets to fabric, you need grommet pliers in the right size. The Dritz Grommet Plier Kit sets 3/8 inch grommets; $9.95 from Amazon. Eight Grommets in Antique Brass are $4.81, also from Dritz via Amazon.
Above: Elvezia's pair of rustic-chic pillows—no sewing required.
Looking for more things to make with linen? Visit DIY: Rustic Linen Lampshades from Italy. Have some extra hemp or twine or cord on hand? Put it to use by making this Kitchen Scrubber Knitted from Twine.