A few weeks ago I was checking out the newly stocked Christmas items in the Target Dollar Spot when I spied a few adorable placemats. I quickly grabbed two of the one I loved because I knew I could make cute pillows out of them!
I made one tonight and I'm happy with how it turned out. I gathered my materials, the new place mat, an old plaid place mat I've had for years, and some batting to fill it with.
All I did was put the graphic side against the plaid place mat, sew it around three sides, stuff it, turn it right side out, and then sew up the last side. This I had to do with a by hand (whip stitch) because I broke the needle on my sewing machine and of course I didn't have any spare ones. But it only took a few minutes to stitch it up by hand. I think you could do the whole thing by hand, if you didn't have a sewing machine.
It turned out so cute, didn't it? I know some of you would have ironed it, but I seriously didn't even think about it. Emma liked it and said, "You can make me one." I smiled and said, "I did make you one, this one is for you!" Happiness all around.
Cute christmas pillow.
And here's the backside of the pillow! It was so great how the place mats were just about the same size, I only had to trim a little off the plaid one.
I'm going to make another pillow just like this one for myself. I love cute pillows but cannot bring myself to pay a lot of money for them. I'm going to try to make a few different pillows this year.
Do you love seasonal pillows? Do you buy or make them?