11/29/08

Quick Christmas Pillows!



I've made purses out of placemats but what about pillows? Here are a few ideas that are SIMPLE to make. And of course, they're pretty cheap! I love fabulous frugal gifts and decor!

Wouldn't these make great Hostess gifts!

Get yourself some killer looking Christmas placemats. Kohel's sells Christmas placemats (often 50% off) and they're about $3. I was just there on Friday... plenty to choose from. You can also try Big Lots, Walmart, and Target.



Aproach 1- sew 2 together and stuff with polyfill. WARNING... if any of you have a sewing machine that acts like a princess and is particular... she's going to be sad about thick seams... ya may wanna stock up on sewing needles. For all you fancy machine owners... ignore me and read on.


Aproach 2- Only will work if the place mat has a lining on the back that is not attached in the center. ( You can test this by holding the front and back fabric and pulling.. do they come apart? GREAT!) Cut a slit on the end of the back side lining and stuff poly fill on the inside... sew up the slit!


If you don't want to give pillows... try one of my Pretty Organizers, Pretty shamelessly plugged, Pretty Nifty, but Pretty none the less:) Happy Shopping!

6 comments:

JANE said...

Oh girl you are soooo clever!!
OK I own a sewing machine but have never used it to find out if she's a pricess. I know, go ahead, hit me, it is a shame! I love this pillow idea so much, I may have to wander to the basement and find the old girl!!

Angela said...

What a cool idea, especially the one with the placemat that you just cut open and stuff! Even I could do that!

Sarah Mae said...

BRILLIANT!!!!!

I am going to do this - thank you thank you thank you for such an easy idea! :)

You should participate in A Homemade Christmas meme with http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/yesteryear/

she does it every Thursday and this would be a great one to add!

Joy Cronin said...

Fabulous idea!!! I was going to sew covers for some pillows I already have, but who would have thought to use placemats. I can't wait to go out tomorrow and pick some up. Again - fabulous!

cakescraps said...

What a neat idea! I've made little purses out of placemats, but never pillows! I'm going to go search through my placemats and see if I have anything that might work!

LuLu & Co said...

Great gift and just want I need for my sofa!!! thanks I know what I will be doing this weekend

 
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