Sunday, March 9, 2014

Placemat Turned Toss Pillow

I am sort of in a design funk when it comes to my living room so I decided to head to Target to see what was new for spring hoping to find some inspiration. Well, Tarjay, you didn't disappoint! I found some amazing fabric in the form of table linens! I will write a separate post about the tablecloth I've turned into toss pillows (you can see it peeking out from behind in the picture below) but today is all about this sweet little placemat transformation...

placemat turned toss pillow

The awesome lime green and cream geometric print placemat is only $3.99 as part of the 'Threshold' line at Target.  When I saw it, I looked closely at the contruction and realized that since it was lined on the back, too, I could easily use a seam ripper to open up one edge, which is exactly what I did!

Then I used some polyfill stuffing to fill the placemat-turned-pillow and machine stitched the side closed...this didn't look weird since the placemat already had top stitching all the way around the perimeter.  I think it took me no more than 15 minutes since it really only involved opening one edge, stuffing, and stitching the same edge shut!

Run to your nearest Target and pick up this placemat...or two, or four! Sew easy!! I'll be back to share how I turned a tablecloth into toss pillows! Very affordable way to cut down on fabric costs!

1 comment:

  1. Hah! Saw those yesterday, hand the tablecloth in hand and then exercised some restraint and put it back. I'll probably go back and get it.....