A Homemade Christmas – Pillows From Placemats!

 

Have you ever made pillows from placemats? Well, if you haven’t, you’re missing out! I first came across the idea of using placemats for pillows here (check out some very cute “placemat” pillows). Cute and inexpensive – count me in! I decided to look at the Dollar Tree for some cloth placemats I could use. Check these out (only a buck each baby!):

With a little work…
Face the right sides together (the cute sides) and pin
Sew all around leaving about a four inch space to put the stuffing in.
Cut off the corners (I wish I had a picture but my camera battery died – go figure!)
Turn the pillow right side out and then stuff it nice and full! Whip stitch the opening closed and…
Voila! Super cute pillows:
For more homemade Christmas ideas, check out the Simply Vintage Girl blog

41 Coffee Talks on “A Homemade Christmas – Pillows From Placemats!”

  1. messynester says:

    Oh wow, that is genius!Know what else you could do that with? Cute kitchen towels/ tea towels!Oh I am never going to look at a placemat the same way again.

  2. messynester says:

    Oh wow, that is genius!Know what else you could do that with? Cute kitchen towels/ tea towels!Oh I am never going to look at a placemat the same way again.

  3. Mrs. Trixi says:

    This is a great idea!! I am trying to go very simple this year too. We will be giving out a lot of baked goods.

  4. Megan says:

    Oh my goodness these are so cute! I love the reindeer!

  5. MamaHenClucks says:

    Those are sew, sew cute! (get it??) I wish I could actually sew with a machine. I hand sew everything. I can not work the machine. Can't do it! What a great idea!!

  6. MamaHenClucks says:

    Those are sew, sew cute! (get it??) I wish I could actually sew with a machine. I hand sew everything. I can not work the machine. Can't do it! What a great idea!!

  7. Empty Nest Full Life says:

    Absolutely adorable!!!Where did the placemats come from? I will have to remember this. This would work well for just about any kind of pillow. Jackie

  8. Gayle says:

    I love these!! I am going to the Dollar Tree today… I am going to look for placemats. =) How creative! Have a blessed day!

  9. Mrs. Trixi says:

    This is a great idea!! I am trying to go very simple this year too. We will be giving out a lot of baked goods.

  10. Lisa @ Stop and Smel says:

    Fabulous! Super cute! What a great idea and a cheap way to get some holiday pillows to decorate the house with.

  11. Megan says:

    Oh my goodness these are so cute! I love the reindeer!

  12. Hannah says:

    have you ever tried making purses from placemats? Just fold one in half and add ribbon for the handles.

  13. Rachel@oneprettythin says:

    Oh how cute, I love this! I'll be linking.

  14. Rachel@oneprettythin says:

    Oh how cute, I love this! I'll be linking.

  15. Sarah says:

    I need a sewing machine! Although now is likely not the time to learn how to sew! I did make an apron in high school though! :)I am due March 31st, but she can't get here soon enough–we can't wait to meet her! Do you have a name picked out yet? We are finding it to be so hard!

  16. Sarah says:

    I need a sewing machine! Although now is likely not the time to learn how to sew! I did make an apron in high school though! :)I am due March 31st, but she can't get here soon enough–we can't wait to meet her! Do you have a name picked out yet? We are finding it to be so hard!

  17. Anonymous says:

    So cute and what PERFECT Christmas presents!!! I may have time to make some this year! Thanks so much!!!

  18. Debbie says:

    I'm "anonymous" above – hit my enter button too soon…

  19. Debbie says:

    I'm "anonymous" above – hit my enter button too soon…

  20. Empty Nest Full Life says:

    Absolutely adorable!!!Where did the placemats come from? I will have to remember this. This would work well for just about any kind of pillow. Jackie

  21. Gayle says:

    I love these!! I am going to the Dollar Tree today… I am going to look for placemats. =) How creative! Have a blessed day!

  22. Neisey says:

    Very good idea. I love quick and easy craft ideas. Thanks! :)

  23. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates says:

    Fabulous! Super cute! What a great idea and a cheap way to get some holiday pillows to decorate the house with.

  24. Hannah says:

    have you ever tried making purses from placemats? Just fold one in half and add ribbon for the handles.

  25. Anonymous says:

    So cute and what PERFECT Christmas presents!!! I may have time to make some this year! Thanks so much!!!

  26. Neisey says:

    Very good idea. I love quick and easy craft ideas. Thanks! :)

  27. AllBeehive says:

    Thanks for such a cute easy idea.

  28. Cinnamon says:

    I stumbled upon you and was just getting ready to sew a Christmas Apron. I have two pillows that are in desperate need of recovering. Thanks for the easy and inexpensive way to do it~~Cinnamon

  29. Cinnamon says:

    I stumbled upon you and was just getting ready to sew a Christmas Apron. I have two pillows that are in desperate need of recovering. Thanks for the easy and inexpensive way to do it~~Cinnamon

  30. Cinnamon says:

    I stumbled upon you and was just getting ready to sew a Christmas Apron. I have two pillows that are in desperate need of recovering. Thanks for the easy and inexpensive way to do it~~Cinnamon

  31. Dana says:

    i'm thinking i would probably get frustrated over the thickness of the seams and over needles breaking… perhaps i'll try using christmas handtowels or napkins.

  32. Dana says:

    i'm thinking i would probably get frustrated over the thickness of the seams and over needles breaking… perhaps i'll try using christmas handtowels or napkins.

  33. Dana says:

    i'm thinking i would probably get frustrated over the thickness of the seams and over needles breaking… perhaps i'll try using christmas handtowels or napkins.

  34. AllBeehive says:

    Thanks for such a cute easy idea.

  35. AllBeehive says:

    Thanks for such a cute easy idea.

  36. Katy Lin :) says:

    sooooo cute! thanks for such a great idea! :)

  37. Katy Lin :) says:

    sooooo cute! thanks for such a great idea! :)

  38. Katy Lin :) says:

    sooooo cute! thanks for such a great idea! :)

  39. Angela says:

    Those are really cute. I like the reindeer as a pillow better than a placemat.

  40. Angela says:

    Those are really cute. I like the reindeer as a pillow better than a placemat.

  41. Angela says:

    Those are really cute. I like the reindeer as a pillow better than a placemat.

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