I was first inspired by an idea for pillow covers over at Centsational Girl. She found napkins and used them to make pillows – genius! (hers are no sew, which makes them even more fabulous!)
So I’ve been on the lookout for pretty napkins, but I cannot seem to find any! We just don’t have great stores here in Canada like World Market and Target, so often our shopping is so limited! Such a bummer!
Yesterday, the mini-suburbanites and I, ventured out to Ikea! I love so many things there, and I have to stop myself! Eye candy everywhere, but the pretty colours and flowers on these place mats immediately caught my attention. I wanted to buy them for our table setting, but with 3 messy eaters, white cloth place mats are just not in the cards!
I looked more closely at them and saw they had 2 layers to them…what if I opened them up and stuffed them to make a pillow? Yes. Yes. Yes. I can do it! So I did. Here they are!
A project that was completed in under an hour, and look how lovely they are! And the best part?! They each cost $2.99. These pillows all together cost $6. That’s right. 6 bucks. Can’t beat that!
Here’s How To:
|With a seam ripper, open up your pillow along a short side.|
|Using cotton batting, stuff, stuff, stuff. (I actually just took apart an extra bed pillow I had around)
Then sew, sew, sew. Or you could seal it like Centsational Girl, by using fusible webbing.