I am a huge lover of adorable and comfy pillows, especially Christmas pillows. They are seriously the cutest, but then I look at the price tag. I just can't pay $24.99 for a Christmas pillow. So when I came across this post on making your own pillows from a placemat, I was SOLD!! I have no sewing skills what so ever and I was able to do it. I am 100% serious when I say I can't sew, my skills don't go past sewing a button.
On a recent trip to Target, I found two cute placemats that were on sale for $2.99 each. (NOTE: The placemats do need to be double sided.) Then I went over to JoAnn's since they had their poly-fil on sale for 40% off, which made it $5.99 a bag. I bought two bags, but ended up only needing one bag for two pillows...can you say another placemat pillow is in my near future!!
I opened the stitch on one end big enough so I could put my arm in to fill up the pillow.
Then I got to stuffing my pillow with half a bag of the poly-fil (32 ounce bag). I was able to stuff each placemat and sew them back up in a little over 30 minutes total!
I didn't think I could be this much in love with a pillow, but I just love how they turned out AND how super easy they really were! You can bet no placemat is safe from me now!! If I did my math correctly, I can make four placemat pillows for the price of one...holy moly that is beyond awesome!
I hope you all are having a splendid week...it is almost Friday!
With much love,