On one hand, I’m not really one to use placemats on my table. I think they are a hassle.
On the other hand, I think they are pretty.
So what is a girl to do with such a dilemma?
Use them for something else other than placemats!
I was at the store the other day, looking at their fall items and saw the placemats.
“Could I make these into pillows?” I asked myself.
I picked them up saw that they were sewn around the edges. Then I pinched the front and back to see if I could pull them apart. I could!
“By George, I think this will work!”
I didn’t really say the “by George” part. Who says that anymore?
What do you think?
Let me tell you how I did it.
Then, using matching thread I sewed one of the edges back down, so the rough edges wouldn’t show. As I sewed it down, I also sewed the twine/ribbon in place. I forgot to get a picture of this. Just space them evenly along the edge.
Flip it over and repeat for the other edge. My two edges were different colors, so I changed thread to match.
For the plaid pillows I opened the top (or longer) edge. Or was it the bottom? It doesn’t matter. Unless you have a picture with a definite picture on it. That might make a difference where you put the ties.
I made mine removable because I don’t have space to store pillows. I can find a place to store slip covers that can be flattened and folded.
I’m already on the lookout for more placemats. Christmas, some blue and white ones.
OH! You won’t believe the cost! $7 for the leaf pillows and $6 for the plaid! I would have paid $13 or more for just one already made pillow in the store!!
While I was making these, the thought of rest kept coming to mind.
Pillow…you lay your head on a pillow…you rest while your head is on the pillow.
You rest because you are tired.
Then my mind wandered to resting in the Lord. Taking all my worries and concerns to Him when my soul is tired. Falling to sleep as I thank Him for all He has done for me that day, and waking up totally refreshed and ready to hit the floor running…well…after I have had my coffee and quiet time. Then I’m ready to run.
Please tell me I’m not the only one whose mind wonders like that.
I hope you have as much fun as I did making these. I’d love to hear about yours!