Fall Leaf Accent Pillows
A few weeks ago I was talking to my cousin Deni and she showed me this great idea of hers. She had bought a few placemats at Walmart and had turned them into fall throw pillows for the couch. Yesterday during Creamie’s naptime I made a few for myself. And here is a super easy mini tutorial for Deni’s idea.
- Leaf Shaped Placemats
- Matching Thread
- Needle, Seam Ripper, Scissors
The placemats I used are from Better Homes & Gardens for Walmart. They are embroidered faux suede on one side and lined on the back, they were $3 each. Because my placemats are lined, I just needed to give them a little stuffing to turn them into pillows.
I started by unpicking a few inches of the top stitching around the perimeter of the leaf.
Then unpick the next line of stitching that is holding the two sides together and open up your placemat. You’ll need between 4 and 6 inches to add the stuffing.
I recycled the stuffing from my old living room pillows. You don’t need a lot of fluff, just enough to give your leaf a little cushiness. (I used the guts from one old pillow to make these four.)
Then sew up your opening with a needle (or you could use your machine) and you’ve got a brand new fall accent pillow that cost just a few dollars and took 10 minutes to make. Bingo!
I wish all my projects were that easy. Thanks for the great idea Deni. Oh, and it’s November!