Thursday, February 9, 2012

Placemat to Pillow DIY


How to turn a kitchen place mat into a pillow. 
 Susie is smack dab in the middle of making
 Maddy a Diva Den (new bedroom).
She challenged me into making her a pillow out
of a place mat they found. 


She just wanted me to add fabric to the back.



I could do that but why?  
This place mat  was double sided with a coordinating fabric.
Perfect!

So here you go... DIY
Find a place mat that has a backing. 
Take a seam ripper and take it apart at one end.

(see below)


Stuff your pillow insert into place mat.


Close the end with small whip stitches.



And there you have a pillow out of a place mat.


It takes more time to pick a placemat that to do this DIY.
Next time you are on the hunt for a cool little pillow ... maybe a stroll down the kitchen aisle can be the answer.





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10 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is adorable! And this is such a great size for a pillow! I love it! ♥

AmandaG said...

Super easy and super cute!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Wow! How cute is that?! And so easy! I never would have thought of that!! That's awesome!

Karen Rossi said...

Adorable! Sarah has a travel pillow that could use an updated pillow case! I will check out the kitchen isle tomorrow. What a great idea! You rock!

Susan said...

What...why didn't I think of that? An awesome idea!!!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Hey Missy-
Easy as pie and so clever. I made a set in three patterns for my dining chairs. You can't beat the ease or the price!

Betsy said...

that is a very cool idea! :)

c. Joy said...

Thanks for the lesson. I'm ready to go shopping and start sewing.

Mrs. H said...

Now what haven't I ever thought of that! That's a wonderful idea!!! :) It looks like I'm going placemat/pillow shopping :)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I have used napkins to make pillows, but this is even better!!..Love it!