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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

DIY pillows out of placemats NO SEW!

Some time ago a dear reader friend Peggy, gifted me some gorgeous placemats.
Peggy does not have a blog but she has a shop on line you can go check out.
I used them on our table for sometime.

Until one day my younger boy spilled some red juice all over them!
Fortunetly, I was able to clean it and the stain was removed. With that being said I removed them from the table.  Fabric and boys just do not go well together.  A few days ago I had a brain storm!

How about I make some pillows....

They would even look as though they were sewn....see the little stitching?

This project took me all of 10 minutes to whip out.

OOPS it is upside down, better go and flip it now!

The liquid stitch was fantastic to work with.  I stuffed the pillows with some stuffing I bought at Walmart.
It comes in a huge bag and is in the sewing section. 

So, if you ever see place mats, you should see them in a new light other than just for the table!
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Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Great idea Debbie, now you can use them all around your house! They look great! Martina

September 20, 2011 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love those. Good idea and maybe they will stay clean a lot longer. thanks for joining the party.

September 20, 2011 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Dawna said...

Now that is a great idea!! Love your choice of placemats and who knew it could be so easy to make them into pillows! You are amazing Miss Debbie!!

September 20, 2011 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger nannykim said...

Really great idea! And it isn't just boys that have that problem, it includes spaghetti eating men!

September 20, 2011 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger a quiet life said...

what a grat idea~

September 20, 2011 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger Mariaelena said...

great idea and they look fab!!!
xo, M

September 20, 2011 at 8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it so hard to keep nice looking placemats at the kitchen table. Hubby is a stain making kind of guy, so I've finally just opted for some ugly leather looking ones that can be wiped clean.

Yours really did make nice looking pillows! And so easy too.

September 20, 2011 at 8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There you go, Debbie Dear, being the smartest one again! I love it! Those are really pretty place mats and they make a wonderful pillow.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

September 20, 2011 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You had me at "no sew"! Love these. Now I will start searching yard sales and thrifts for some cute place mats
to repurpose. If I wore a hat, it would be off for you:)

September 20, 2011 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

I love your ingenuity. I wish I could find some fabric in that pattern. I would love to use it around here.

September 20, 2011 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

You did do it & they turned out great! Clever idea to turn them into pillows.

September 20, 2011 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

Awesome idea. I used to use a webbing tape that you would iron on, but it kept getting stuck to my iron. But this looks so much easier!

September 20, 2011 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

WOW, that is a great idea! You got me at NO SEW! Have to try it, thanks for sharing!

September 20, 2011 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger The Tuscan Home said...

Debbie, what a great idea. Why can't I think up great things like this? You never cease to amaze me, well done and so cute! XO ~Liz

September 20, 2011 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Wow great idea Debbie, leave it to you to think that one up!

September 20, 2011 at 9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it would take me 10 minutes to set my machine up!This I love, I have my machine set up most times because I'm a sewer but I also love this stuff works great! Beautiful!!

September 20, 2011 at 9:11 PM  
Blogger Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

They turned out perfectly...Great idea!!!

September 20, 2011 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Blessed Serendipity said...

Those were cute placemats and now they are cute as ever pillows. I love to repurpose things. It gives stuff a whole new life. Cute project Debbie!


September 20, 2011 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

That's a great idea! I use fabri-tac on everything. I don't own a sewing machine and if I did, I would have to be taught how to use it. So using glue is faster and cheaper! Your pillows look very professional. I'd never know they were placemats in a former life.

September 20, 2011 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Thanks for the tip. The placemats make wonderful looking pillows!


September 20, 2011 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
This was a great idea Debbie.
Your pillows are Beautiful !!! You always amaze me.
XXOO Diane

September 20, 2011 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

The placemats are beautiful and make great pillows. What a great idea and easy...that is my kind of project! hugs, Linda

September 20, 2011 at 10:39 PM  
Blogger Grammy Goodwill said...

Those pillows look great. I've never seen that "glue" before. I wonder if it would hem pants.

September 20, 2011 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

AWESOME!!!! You are so clever!!!

September 20, 2011 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

Those are fabuless! I never think to look at placemats that way and I did read about this somewhere else on the internet but it still doesn't hit me when I see them in a store! Maybe now it will since you posted about it:)

September 20, 2011 at 11:28 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

I absolutely love them! I have a project I'm working on right now and I really don't want to drag my sewing machine out So that glue would be perfect! Great job!

September 20, 2011 at 11:38 PM  
Blogger Judy @ In His Grip said...

These are so cute. I love the place mats.

September 20, 2011 at 11:52 PM  
Blogger Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Debbie, what a great idea!! I just love seeing all of the novel ideas that you come up with! This was really cute!

September 20, 2011 at 11:59 PM  
Blogger Nancy's Notes said...

Wow Debbie, you are so clever! Those pillows are adorable, I want some now too! Thanks for the quick lesson!


September 21, 2011 at 12:20 AM  
Blogger Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Fabulous idea! I don't sew so liquid stitch sounds like my kind of product. Those place mats are really pretty and made even prettier pillows!

September 21, 2011 at 12:40 AM  
Blogger Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

The pillows look wonderful, Debbie. Nate Berkus suggested this project on one of his earlier shows, along with using a fabric shower curtain to cover dining room chair cushions - they're already treated to repel liquids!
Have a lovely evening, Debbie!
~ Wendi ~ xo

September 21, 2011 at 12:44 AM  
Blogger CailinMarie said...

I think that is a great idea!

September 21, 2011 at 12:59 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

O'Debbie, I love those pillows! You are such an inspiration. Now I'll be on the lookout for some placemats. You're idea is a whole lot easier than sewing.

Enjoy your day,

September 21, 2011 at 5:42 AM  
Blogger Becca Bertotti said...

You had me at "no sew" !! I am "sew" trying this !! Har Har Thanks for sharing.

September 21, 2011 at 5:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... no sew..I have often thought about using the liquid stitch,does it hold and last?..I have to drag the sewing machine out of hiding,find the right color thread,thread the needle, sometimes isn't worth the trouble for small projects,it is good to know if the liquid stitch is the answer to my small projects,thanks for sharing and I LOVE these place-mat pillows.
~JO @ LazyonLoblolly

September 21, 2011 at 6:53 AM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

Great idea! Those place mats have such a pretty pattern. They make lovely pillows!

September 21, 2011 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Fabulous and beautiful! I love the way you think outside the box!

Thank you for your kind words about my mom. xoxo

September 21, 2011 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger The 2 Seasons said...

LOVE This! I need more pillows in my house and this looks so easy, perfect for me. Yay I am so excited about this.

September 21, 2011 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Debbie love the pillow and great place mats....

September 21, 2011 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger Goldie said...

Thats a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

September 21, 2011 at 8:32 AM  
Blogger Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Debbie, This is a fabulous idea! I love the edging made by gluing the placemats together. They look perfect, like they belong on your chair! Thanks for the great idea!!!!!

September 21, 2011 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Love this! As much as I enjoy sewing, no-sew projects are great, too. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

September 21, 2011 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

You had me at No Sew! Love it - great idea!

Mary Ellen
The Working Home Keeper

September 21, 2011 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger linda said...

what a great idea so clever they great:)

September 21, 2011 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Debbie, you simply amaze me! My placemats are getting a new look in your home. Maybe I should sell my sewing machines and buy tons of Liquid Stitch-ha! They look fabulous and thanks for sharing with everyone. Peggy

September 21, 2011 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger  Always Nesting said...

Genius! I love this project and the pillow turned out super cute.

September 21, 2011 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

What a fabulous idea. I love them. The fabric is just wonderful and they looks fantastic on your chairs. Hugs, Marty

September 21, 2011 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Eileen said...

These are adorable. I haven't been out and about in the blogging world for a bit, and almost forgot how much fun it is. This is such a cute print and I love what you did with the no sew! I will have to file this one under "G" in my head. For "Great ideas"

September 21, 2011 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

LOoks great Debbie. I have done this too. Quick, easy and so many options!!

September 21, 2011 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Debbie !
wow ...What a great looking pillow and so easy I have to try it myself

September 21, 2011 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger Daniella said...

You are, once again, a genius!! I totally need that. I have so many things I need to mend!

September 21, 2011 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oh this is genius and gorgeous! Great job!
have a good day sweetie!

September 21, 2011 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger HollyC said...

Debbie, you're brilliant!! This is such a fun idea and I can't wait to try it! I'm always wanting to change out pillows on the back porch and I think this is an inexpensive way to do it. Thanks for sharing.

September 21, 2011 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger All That Glitters said...

oooh! I need to do that and make some halloween pillows!

September 21, 2011 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

I love these! Now I'm gonna be on the lookout for some cool placemats. Especially now that I know how to make them without having to sew! Eeekk!!

September 21, 2011 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

Love them Debbie! I always see napkins and placemats in a new light now since it's so easy to make pillows out of them. Yours turned out beautifully!


September 21, 2011 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger ~Sues Treasures on the Porch~ said...

I love these Debbie you will never have to worry about them getting stained now and they look FAB as pillows!!!!

September 21, 2011 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger Anita Diaz said...

What a cute idea! Love those placemats too!

September 21, 2011 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

Debbie I'd love it if you would share these fabulous pillows made out of napkins at my First Link Party! Awesome!

September 21, 2011 at 4:01 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love em, love em, love em. Great idea Debbie.

September 21, 2011 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Great idea, Debbie! I have never used that stitch stuff because I sew-but these turned out so is hard to believe that you didn't sew them! xo Diana

September 21, 2011 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

Anything easier is good for me. They turned out really cute, Debbie. Thanks for the info...Christine

September 21, 2011 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

I love it, Debbie! Your new fabulous pillow looks like it just came from the PB catalog!!!

September 21, 2011 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

Fabulous idea. Love the pillows. The design is very current. Love ya girl, Ginger

September 21, 2011 at 9:09 PM  
Blogger Kristens Creations said...

I am making some of those! Great idea!!

Thanks for your nice comments on my living room!


September 21, 2011 at 9:23 PM  
Blogger deb said...

I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 22, 2011 at 1:29 AM  
Blogger cheeky rose said...

You have done a great job as always. I have used no sew, but only for applying beads etc to my garments.

September 22, 2011 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Farah said...

Oh great Debb... its a brilliant idea very neat look...

September 22, 2011 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

I found your link at WUW, and just how stinking clever is your idea?!! And they look awesome! I do sew, but have recently fell in love with no-sew glue and this idea couldn't be more perfect for it! Thanks for the enlightenment!

September 22, 2011 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Hi!!! Loving everything you have done decorating for fall and Halloween! The pillows were a great idea. I haven't seen placemats like that. I did just buy a french writing pillow at Homegoods for $18 which I thought wasn't bad. Great job!

September 26, 2011 at 1:53 PM  

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