1.20.2011

Pretty Placemat Pillow

So, I haven't posted anything in a while, but thanks you guys for sticking with me! I am so pleased to see I have 82 followers!! What the what?! And many of you leave me lovely comments too. It brings so much joy to my little heart. <3

Just because I haven't been posting doesn't mean that I have not been gettin' busy with some projects, though I must admit I've slowed down. This project I'm going to share with you today is probably not even worth posting, but I am still kind of proud of it because I sewed something. That's right. I sewed something with a sewing machine! If you all are familiar with any of my projects from the past,  then you might have noticed that I tend to use stitch witchery or other iron-on tapes. Well, NO MORE because my amazing parents gave me a big girl sewing machine as a gift. It's the real deal, folks. I should have taken a pic just to prove it. But I digress...  

The project I am sharing today is a placemat pillow I sewed for the sofa. I have seen lots of these lovely pillows around blogland, so I had to try one myself. Here it is:

All you need is...
  • 2 pretty placemats -- I bought mine from Target for $3 each.
  • Stuffing -- I got this ingenious idea from This Thrifty House. You buy an inexpensive pillow (like mine was $2 from Walmart), and then you cut it open and use the stuffing. This is usually cheaper than buying stuffing on its own.
  • Sewing supplies -- because the placemats are fairly thick, I would not recommend sewing this by hand.   
Because my placemat had pretty details on the sides, I sewed the 2 pillows together right side out, which is why the seams are visible. That may have been a mistake -- it looks sort of messy. 


Have you all made placemat pillows before? How did yours turn out?
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All the ideas and opinions expressed are my own. No monetary compensation was received for doing this post, however, I was provided with a discount code.

7 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, that IS a brilliant idea!! I will have to use the pillow stuffing technique for sure! Your placemat pillow is very cute.

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  2. I love it! I want to try that...but first I need to learn to sew. :)

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  4. Great idea! I used to get two cloth napkins and sew them together. Table decor is usually so cute they truly make great pillows!
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  5. Welcome back to bloggy blog land! Um...girl, you have 85 followers (not 82) gosh! hehe. I love the pillow - kinda pretty much wanna make one now. hehe.

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  6. It seems that Target is the place to go for the right type of placemat =) It looks great!

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Thanks for your kind comments!