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Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Homemade Christmas - Pillows From Placemats!



Have you ever made pillows from placemats? Well, if you haven't, you're missing out! I first came across the idea of using placemats for pillows here (check out some very cute "placemat" pillows). Cute and inexpensive - count me in! I decided to look at the Dollar Tree for some cloth placemats I could use. Check these out (only a buck each baby!):

With a little work...

Face the right sides together (the cute sides) and pin

Sew all around leaving about a four inch space to put the stuffing in.
Cut off the corners (I wish I had a picture but my camera battery died - go figure!)
Turn the pillow right side out and then stuff it nice and full! Whip stitch the opening closed and...
Voila! Super cute pillows:
For more homemade Christmas ideas, check out the Simply Vintage Girl blog!

18 comments:

messynester said...

Oh wow, that is genius!


Know what else you could do that with? Cute kitchen towels/ tea towels!

Oh I am never going to look at a placemat the same way again.

Mrs. Trixi said...

This is a great idea!! I am trying to go very simple this year too. We will be giving out a lot of baked goods.

Megan said...

Oh my goodness these are so cute! I love the reindeer!

MamaHenClucks said...

Those are sew, sew cute! (get it??) I wish I could actually sew with a machine. I hand sew everything. I can not work the machine. Can't do it! What a great idea!!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Absolutely adorable!!!Where did the placemats come from? I will have to remember this. This would work well for just about any kind of pillow. Jackie

Gayle said...

I love these!! I am going to the Dollar Tree today... I am going to look for placemats. =) How creative! Have a blessed day!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Fabulous! Super cute! What a great idea and a cheap way to get some holiday pillows to decorate the house with.

Hannah said...

have you ever tried making purses from placemats? Just fold one in half and add ribbon for the handles.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh how cute, I love this! I'll be linking.

Sarah said...

I need a sewing machine! Although now is likely not the time to learn how to sew! I did make an apron in high school though! :)

I am due March 31st, but she can't get here soon enough--we can't wait to meet her! Do you have a name picked out yet? We are finding it to be so hard!

Anonymous said...

So cute and what PERFECT Christmas presents!!! I may have time to make some this year! Thanks so much!!!

Debbie said...

I'm "anonymous" above - hit my enter button too soon...

Neisey said...

Very good idea. I love quick and easy craft ideas. Thanks! :)

AllBeehive said...

Thanks for such a cute easy idea.

Cinnamon said...

I stumbled upon you and was just getting ready to sew a Christmas Apron. I have two pillows that are in desperate need of recovering. Thanks for the easy and inexpensive way to do it~

~Cinnamon

Dana said...

i'm thinking i would probably get frustrated over the thickness of the seams and over needles breaking... perhaps i'll try using christmas handtowels or napkins.

Katy Lin :) said...

sooooo cute! thanks for such a great idea! :)

Angela said...

Those are really cute. I like the reindeer as a pillow better than a placemat.