Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Place Mat Pillow

I love pillows and have been wanting to make one for my love seat 
to bring in some more yellow into my living room that I am 
making over a little bit 
I was at target and found a place mat that was the perfect pattern and color 
that I was looking for and the best part is it was only $3 
and I knew just how to transform this into a pillow easily

First you will need a fabric place mat that has been sewn together
or you can get two and sew them together 
but in this case I only needed to use one place mat which 
was awesome and cheaper

First you are going to unpick just one side of your place mat
Warning I bought a place mat that has pipping so it was a little 
trickier than one with just a normal stitch and no pipping 
but it was still super quick and easy

You are going to just unpick one side and leave all the other sides
sewn together like so

Next you will need a bag of stuffing 
I used about 3/4 of this bag that I got for only $3

Stuff until the desired fullness 
I  wanted mine really full
I probably could have gotten away with just using half 
of the bag but I liked the fuller look better

Once it is all stuffed you are going to pin the pillow back together
and sew it 
Because mine had pipping I pinned and sewed the inside then 
I pinned the pipping and sewing that 

And here you have a super easy pillow 
and all I spent was $6 
and I can say I made it :)
Don't you love that 
If you already have batting you can get away with it costing even less :)

And there she is in her new home 
right on my love seat sandwiched between two blue pillows 
Love :)
Sorry about the bad lighting we live in a basement apartment
so I am not able to get the best pictures  but you get the idea

For a tutorial on my curtains shown above
made out of a table cloth go HERE

Another look just for fun!
You can do it!
Its so easy and they have so many cute place mats 
around in so many different colors and patterns 

This pillow is linked up HERE 
Classy Clutter, Somewhat Simple, House of Hepworths, Shabby Creek Cottage,

Remember if you have any questions feel free to email me
you can find my contact info HERE or just leave a comment 

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Happy Crafting 


  1. I love how it turned out and it matches perfectly.

  2. What a good idea!! I actually have this very same place mat on my table right now and i would have never thought of that.. how freakin clever are you!!

  3. What a great idea. How do you come up with these things??

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! The pattern is to die for!

  5. Love the pattern- great for a pillow. And what a steal! Found you from the Sugar and Dots link up.

  6. Very creative and a great idea! I would love for you to share it at my blog party, Twirl & Take a Bow at www.houseontheway.com. It's every Tuesday and lasts through Sunday. It's all about home decor and design. Your tutorial would be perfect!

  7. Great idea!! I would love for you to link up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursday-4.html

    Thanks, Nichi

  8. Love the pillow. I love the color. How creative. I'm your newest follower. Come check out my blog when you have a minute. http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

  9. What a great idea! I'm thinking a trip to Pier One might be on the agenda (they have great placemats).

    I'm curious about how you sewed everything back together though? Piping typically has to be encased within the seam, so how did you manage to do that? Thanks!

  10. Thank you so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation Whit!! I love, love, love your cute pillow and wanted to let you know I am featuring it at the link party!



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