Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Place mat to Pillow...my turn!

Come on, all the cool bloggers are doing it...making pillows out of place mats!  I wanted to try it out but had to find the right place mat.
The key to making a pillow out of a place mat, is that the place mat must be two layers thick.  I found this paisley cutie at Pier 1.

The colors, pattern and price were right (red sticker=on sale). I liked the pom-pom trim too.

When I checked out, the price was even lower. It was $2.73. {Happy Dance!}

I flipped it over and used a seam ripper to open up the place mat. I only opened it enough to be able to get my hand inside.

I stuffed it with Poly Fil that I had leftover from our sock monkey project.  Once it was stuffed to my liking, I sewed it back up and I had a pillow!  A very inexpensive, but lovely pillow (why are pillows so expensive anyway?) that was completed in about 10 minutes. Instant gratification!
This is where I sit and blog most of the time.
Have you jumped on the place mat to pillow bandwagon yet? I know I'll never look at place mats the same way ever again!

Sumo Sweet Stuff
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Mel said...

Very pretty fabric Heather. I agree, pillows cost way too much.

I've done this a few times and love it because it's quick and easy. My black sequin cushions are made with a single layer placemat on one side, with the sequined top cut up for the other side. So, yes, you can use single layer placemats too :)

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Thanks Mel! I hadn't thought of that option. Good to know!

Life in Rehab said...

Yep, I have them all over the place! I love that fabric, and the pom poms are cute. LOVE the price.

Lynda Schultz said...

Thank you for sharing this. I will have to try it. My son wants one too.

Samantha said...

such an awesome idea!!!! i can't wait to do this!!!

Mariliz said...

I love that..I can't wait to make one. I love pillows and that is just too easy! Thanks for sharing.

Jules said...

I love this! I think I can even do this.

Debbie said...

And you my dear are very good at that! Love those place mats.....their actually pillows cost way too much.

Tish said...

I think I can, I think I can, I think I could possibly do this too! Such a cute idea!!

Following you from Wordless Wed.


Jayda said...



LOVE the pillow and the print

Marissa said...

hey! cute pillows :) Thanks for stopping by my workout blog and following! I already follow your blog through my family blog!

have a great wednesday!

Kristin said...

Brilliant!! I'm your newest follower from WW!

Kristin :)
Keenly Kristin

Emy said...

I just found out about the whole place-mat to pillow trend, so thanks for sharing!

I'm a new follower from the Welcome Wednesday blog hop. Hope you'll stop by my blog when you get a chance.


harts said...

New follower from Welcome Wednesday!

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