I hopped over to House of Hepworths - this woman will not disappoint. She is always working on something fabulous. On this particular day I was looking to do something; but the something couldn't require a lot of time or money. Allison blogged about turning placemats into pillows - brilliant! How is it I never thought of it?!!! I've turned napkins into pillows and in all honesty I have about 10 that are waiting to be sewn. But placemats??? Could it really be that simple? In a word YES! I think this may be one of my new addictions for a quickie project to get that "fix."
I popped into Cost Plus while running errands and found some really cute placemats for $2.99. I would have to dig in the remnants bin for a while to find such a deal. So I purchased 5 and then off to Michael's for filler.
That night after my daughter was tucked in I sat on the couch with...you guessed it my glass of wine turned on my DVR and 30 minutes later I had 5 new super cute outdoor pillows!
A few pix of the process...
I used a seam ripper to open a hole just large enough for my hand to fit through.
Next I just took small handfuls of filler and stuffed it in, smoothing as I stuffed. I used 1 bag for all 5 pillows. Once they were stuffed, I just whipstitched it. If I were not so lazy, I could have used my sewing machine for a more professional repair...but like I said I was/am lazy.
Super cute outdoor pillows in 30 minutes.
A few things to note;
1. You need 2 layer placemats
2. You may want to scotchguard if they will be outside
I will never look at a placemat the same way again!