Sunday, November 16, 2014

Placemat Pillow

This is such a quick and easy idea, I just had to share it! 
Last fall, I read about making pillows out of placemats on several DIY blogs.  I've made several since then, including these two. 
I purchased these tapestry placemats from
Wal-Mart and Dollar Tree and used drop cloth for the backing. 

Simply cut the drop cloth just a little wider than your placemat.  With right sides facing each other, stitch the two fabrics together.  Leave an opening for stuffing.  Add your stuffing to the desired plumpness and whip closed.
That's it! 
You have a gorgeous seasonal pillow for your home. 
They also make lovely hostess gifts!  
...all for about two to three dollars!
 Thanks for stopping by!

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Charla said...

Your pillows look wonderful!! Thanks for sharing such quick idea!

My Garden Diaries said...

Simply brilliant lady!! Your pillows are stunning!!! This is awesome! I am an average sewer but I do think that I can do this one!!! Thank you for passing along the inspiration!! Wishing you a wonderful week! Nicole xoxo

Alycia Nichols said...

I wish I had a clue about how to sew!!! What a GREAT idea to use an inexpensive placemat to create a pillow! I LOVE that idea! If only I could sew. I have never been a wiz with the needle and thread. This is truly one of the best projects for those who can work their way around a stitch, though!!! I could only achieve this with a hot glue gun and a stapler!!! :-) :-) :-)

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

That's an excellent idea! Yours turned out perfect!

Winnie said...

Simple idea with fantastic result. These pillows look just beautiful

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So pretty! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your cushions turned out beautifully. It's a great idea for some festive items for the home.


Unknown said...

If you buy two different ones and sew them together you can make a reversible pillow. Just make sure they are the same size. Also, I took a lined one and unstitched a little at the bottom, stuffed it and stitched it back again. Made a really pretty pumpkin one.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

I have seen this idea and thought it was so clever! I haven't made any because I have so darn many pillows. Kind of have a pillow fetish. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Unknown said...

cute, fast and easy - all things I like :) and this would be so easy to personalize to your tastes, decor or holiday! Thanks for sharing at the Christmas in July party!