How to make throw pillows from placemats!

Yes… These pillows are made from placemats.

 

 

Making pillows out of table placemats by DIYinRealLife.com

 

Awesome, no?  And they totally took me like 5 minutes each to do!

 

 

Making pillows out of table placemats by DIYinRealLife.com

I bought this and this placemat from Target…….  I also bought a table runner (The yellow one) from TJ Maxx and made pillows the same way as the placemats!

 

Making pillows out of table placemats by DIYinRealLife.com

They’re double thick with a front piece and a back piece, so it was SUUUUUPER simple to  just cut the end off, leaving me with an open “sack-like thing” for the lack of a better description.

Making pillows out of table placemats by DIYinRealLife.com

Then I pulled the stuffing out of another old pillow that I didn’t use any more and crammed it into the new pillow.

Making pillows out of table placemats by DIYinRealLife.com

I even managed to do it all with this young munchkin in the sling while I worked.

(Come on….. You had to know I’d get a picture of Emma in here somehow!!! 🙂  )

Making pillows out of table placemats by DIYinRealLife.com

Then it was just a matter of sewing up the end and throwing them on the couch!

How easy is that?!?!?!

I’m totally into pattern mixing right now so expect to see a few more pillows here in the near future!  In the meantime…. Adoring these!!! 🙂

2 Comments on How to make throw pillows from placemats!

  1. Sarah Hipps
    July 9, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    That is brilliant. I am going to copy you.

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