Another Placemat Pillow

It's Friday.  It's Friday.  The end of the week and the last day.  At least for the work week anyway.

You may remember I bought three placemats from Target.  Two of them I stuffed here and they easily became pillows for the master.  The third pillow wasn't double sided.  It was only one layer so I couldn't just stuff it.

Since it was only one layer, I needed another fabric to become the back.  I had some extra fabric leftover from an Ikea curtain that I could use.  It was about 54 inches wide and each side was finished.  This was perfect for an envelope closure.  I didn't have any extra zippers laying around so that wasn't an option.  I wanted to use what I had.

The placemat was 14 x 19 and wasn't quite big enough for my 12 x 20 pillow insert.  Using a seam ripper, I opened up all the seams to give me the biggest surface area possible.

Since my pillow insert was 12 x 20, I cut my fabric 13 x 20.  I was going to go 21 in length so I would have a half inch seam allowance all around, but when I opened the seams, the corners weren't squared.  For the white fabric, I just cut it in half width wise to get two even pieces and laid it on my placemat fabric so I could cut it to the same size.  I overlapped the finished edges in the middle and trimmed the outsides so they matched the placemat fabric.  Once the pieces were all matched up, I pinned the two together to keep them from moving.  Make sure you are pinning right sides facing in.

A quick run through the sewing machine to attach the pieces and I was all done. I flipped the pillow cover right side out and inserted my pillow form.

The back has a nice, deep envelope closure.

It looks great with the other two coordinating pillows I made.

It's got a subtle chevron pattern to it and goes nicely with the medallion print of the other two pillows.

So glad I found an affordable option for throw pillows.  I still may add a couple bigger ones but for now these are perfect. 

Check out the progress in the master bedroom:
Master Bedroom Plan
DIY Fabric Trimmed Curtains
New Plan
New Desk
DIY Acrylic Tray 
Bedding Options
White Pintuck Bedding
DIY Placemat Pillow 

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  1. Great idea with the place mats. I love the color combo. I've enjoyed watching your master bedroom come together.

  2. Where did you get the other two accent pillows? Did you purchase them if so where or make them? Fabric name and where? I love the fabric!


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