Friday, May 20, 2011

Place Mat Pillow

There have been a zillion versions of the "Place Mat turned Pillow" out there.

Here's mine:


Start with Place mat that has an "inside" meaning there is two layers of fabric so you can 'stuff' it with filling. Then, you need the stuffing and also a seam ripper.




Open a small'ish hole with your seam ripper. A little larger than you can fit your hand into. Then stuff to your hearts content. As full or as un-full as you like your pillow to be.


Then I just hand sewed up the seam...took like 20 minutes, I stood at the back of my couch and did it, I went over it twice just so it wouldn't come undone.

Now, the trick it finding the perfect spot for the pillow:








 




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33 comments:

katie m said...

That's cute. I love the color of it!! Have you seen the table-napkin turned pillow too??? Such innovative ideas!!

Ashley@ DesignBuildLove.co said...

gorgeous! Where did you find that placemat?

Sweet Peas and Bumblebees said...

How cute and simple...and I love the colors! BTW, I'm your newest follower and would love if you would stop by and follow us back if you also like our blog! =)

I would LOVE if you would add this project to our What I Made Wednesday Linky Party...today is the last day!

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theb5 said...

Oh, this is awesome! I can't wait to try to make placement pillows! Beautiful:)
Beth

Allie said...

Great idea! I love that fabric! Did you get the placemat at target? I think I have the table runner. I love the yellow.

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

Ok, adorable but you have to tell us where you got the placemat!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

That's a really pretty placemat. Where did you get it?

Pamma said...

Love it! So nice when you can find a new use for something you don't use so much anymore for what originally intended. It looks really comfortable and at home on the chair!
~Pam
pamspaintparlor.typepad.com

Jessica @ www.hillcountryhomebody.blogspot.com said...

Ha! Just Saw this at Be DIff act normal right before I linked up a new project. Looks like great minds think alike!..Check out my post back in March
http://hillcountryhomebody.blogspot.com/2011/03/easiest-cheapest-pillows-ever.html

Brenda Watts said...

Found you at Funky Junk's link up...LOVE this..I had never even thought of doing this..way too cool.

Melissa said...

Looks great! I made this same pillow!

OneRadMother said...

I have these same placemats from Target - what a great idea when I am ready to move them out of the tabletop rotation! Saw this on "naptime." Thanks for the idea!

Jackie said...

Fabulously simple, that I think I could even do it!

heather {WhipperBerry} said...

LOVE this!! i featured you today on whipperberry!

kisses

Ladybird Ln said...

So cute, I love that you only used one place mat, and put the stuffing in the middle. The texture and color is just beautiful! Thanks for linking up at my first party!

Carlee
www.ladybirdln.com

M said...

Love that idea! They look really good. Thanks for sharing.

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

So darling. Love the gold color!

Warmly, MIchelle

Jen @ Domesticated Nomad said...

I'm one of the "zillion" people who have done the same project! Ha. Ha. Don't you just love this guy as a pillow? I've got mine in my living room, but I loved yours on your porch. (It was cute how you took it around for a photo shoot.)

Jen said...

OK I LOVE THIS IDEA!! And I am going to make one very soon!!!Thanks for posting it!

Christine - Tutorial Addict lol said...

Ok that is SERIOUSLY CUTE. And looks SO SUPER SIMPLE! It looks so cute on that chair outside!

The Inspired Nest said...

Super cute! I need like 5 for my house, it would go great!
Lacy

Tabitha said...

That's so pretty! I love the colors. Thanks for sharing! :-)

Janet said...

Your pillow is so nice! I especially love the placemat you chose. Great job!

Lesley Litrento said...

Somehow until now, I have missed this concept! lol I have never seen this done and I am so glad that you shared it! Thanks!

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

Great fabric!! I love upcycling stuff. I'm in the process of making new summer pillows and have leftover fabric for placemats too. :-)

Stopping by from Polka Dots on Parade. This is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/05/red-simplicity-cynthia-rowley-dress.html

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

what a great idea! I love the pattern and color.

kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

Katie said...

i guess i am a bit behind bc this is the first placemat pillow i have ever seen--and--i am in LOVE! must do this..i cannot sew but it looks like you only had to sew a little portion, i can do it!! :) thank you thank you thank you for this! love it!

Jaime said...

This is the first placemat pillow I've seen and I love what you've done!! How fun that it goes with so many things! I'd love for you to link up!

http://polkadotsonparade.blogspot.com/2011/05/wow-me-wednesday-11.html

Katie said...

so..when i first saw this post i said to my husband, "i think she bought that place mat at target bc it matches the runner i wanted.." he laughed at me. last night we were in target and there it was at a cheap price of 3.99 :)

i think my new house deserves this lovely addition, thanks again for the great tutorial!!!

katie

Judy said...

I love your version of the placemat pillow. I am featuring it at my Swing into Spring party tonight. Please stop by and grab an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

Eleni said...

Visiting from the hop!!! I have to say I LOVE this pillow, and the fact that it's a plain placemat!!! It looks great!!! Thank you for sharing:)
Eleni

Karen said...

I have the same pillow! It looks even better in person than in pictures, because you can't tell how good the embroidery looks for $3.99! I wish I had bought another. They still have the napkins, but they are just a print.

sonam dangi said...

That's cute.
At that time i can't wait.I want try these target place.Really these place feel so comfort our body.
Springwel

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