Decorative pillows can be a nice addition to your home’s decor. Unfortunately, changing out pillows throughout the year can be a costly expense. By using fabric placemats you can create inexpensive placemat pillows decorative enough to add just the right touch of flair to your home. I enjoy changing my holiday décor and adding throw pillows
to match the season can be a fun way to add holiday style to your home’s décor. Here’s my fun secret: I especially like to purchase fabric holiday placemats, at the end of the season, because oftentimes I can get them at half the cost. The pillows I created from video I purchased the placemats at a deep discount after Thanksgiving and I still use them to this day. I love saving money and this added saving is an even bigger benefit.
Materials Need- Placemat Pillows:
- Fabric Placemat– must be two-sided (indicated by sewed edges)
- Seam ripper
- Sewing Needle
- PolyFil Fibers
Note: Make sure you find a placemat that has a backing or that is double-sided. This way you can stuff placemats with cotton.
Steps to Creating Placemat Pillow:
Using a seam ripper, select a side of the placemat, preferably a bottom corner, and remove a few stitches from the corner, approximately 3 to 4 inches, in length.
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Once you have a small section open, using the poly-fil (cotton) begin to stuff the cotton into the placemat until you reach the desired fluffiness.
Continue to fluff the pillow until you get the desired look. Using thread and needle sew along the opening to seal the pillow.
Money Saving Tip: You can always reuse the cotton poly-fil at the end of the season just unstuff the pillow and use it for the next season’s pillow. This will help with storage and it will also save on purchasing new polyfil each time you want to make a new pillow.