This afternoon, I made a cute little pillow. I've been wanting one just this shape and size for the longest time.For some some reason, pillow making is not at the top of my "favorite things to make list" so I have been shopping for one and coming up empty handed. Until yesterday. When I spied this lovely, grey, appliqued placemat at Target it sparked an idea. I liked the $5 price tag too!
Folding it in half, I realized that it would look oh, so, cute as a pillow! First, a few pins to keep the sides even and in place.
Some quick topstitching with grey thread around three sides, leaving an opening for stuffing, took about 1 minute of my time!
I even had some stuffing on hand, which I'd purchased at Walmart, for another project. I like this product very much as it isn't messy and doesn't bunch up just like the label says.
Stitching the opening closed after I stuffed the pillow was super easy and quick.
The edge has a sort of "piping" look to it, I think, don't you. I like the way the white flange on the placemat adds some interest to the outside edges of the pillow.
In a perfect world the bottom of the pillow would have a flange as well.
But, once the pillow is propped up against the other larger ones, you hardly even notice the bottom edge.
Perfect! Just what I had in mind.
Now, tell me, am I the only one that avoids making pillows?