No Sew Pillows {from placemats & fabric napkins}

by Melissa

 

A while back {last spring I believe, so it may or may not be available anymore} at Hobby Lobby I bought 2 of these Bon Appetit placemats. My intentions were to turn them into a pillow but after giving it a go on the sewing machine the fabric was just to thick or my lack of sewing skills probably played a hand in that too. 😉 I stored the placemats for awhile until I decided to give fabric glue a try and it has worked out great. Not only that but it is so much easier than breaking out the sewing machine. Actually sewing would be a lot faster and just as easy so let me rephrase that and say it is so much easier for us sewing challenged. haha!

Here is a quick tutorial on how I made mine.

What you’ll need:
Placemats, fabric napkins or even just fabric pieces
Fabric glue or liquid stitch
Poly fill
Once you got all your supplies ready you can run a bead of glue along the edging of the placemat and then lay the other placemat on top. Just like you were going to glue a piece of paper together, pretty easy. Be sure to leave enough room unglued so that you are able to fit your hand inside otherwise you will have a very flat pillow. I glued mine so that I could turn them inside out but you can also glue them the way you want the pillow to look, either way will work fine and look good.


Once you have your placemats glued together you will want to wait a good 24 hours before you start filling with your poly fill. You don’t want your pillow coming apart at the seams. After mine where dry I turned them inside out and filled them with poly fill. I stuffed them to my liking, folded the opening and used the fabric glue to finish it off. I used pins to hold the opening closed until the glue dried. You could also use a hand stitch on the closing if you wanted to go a different route.

All done!

This blue and white pillow was made from a fabric napkin I had laying around.

My hubby thinks I’m already pillow crazy but I’m pretty sure I’ll be keeping an eye out on interesting placemats. They always have cute holiday placemats available and would make for some cute holiday pillows, way cheaper than retail priced holiday pillows. Hmmm… maybe I should go check out the after Valentine’s day sales. **off to the store** 😉 Hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day and an even greater weekend.

The yellow chevron pillows are pillow covers from Hobby Lobby.

22 comments

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22 comments

Kathie SassyLittleLady February 15, 2013 - 9:10 PM

I’d like to invite you to link up to Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady!

http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday-4-plus-a-giveaway

Kathie

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Melissa February 15, 2013 - 10:10 PM

I linked up these pillows.

xoxo,
Melissa

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Jasmine February 16, 2013 - 12:11 AM

Super cute – great work!

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Melissa February 19, 2013 - 12:43 AM

Thanks Jasmine.

xoxo,
Melissa

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Claudia Castro February 16, 2013 - 12:36 AM

thats a great idea!! thanks for sharing….glue works great for me most of the time 🙂

I found you on the social weekend hop and am your newest follower. Hope you can look at my blog:
http://www.prettylittledahlia.blogspot.com

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Melissa February 19, 2013 - 12:44 AM

I would be afraid regular glue wouldn’t hold up if you ever wanted to wash it. Most fabric glues are washable.

xoxo,
Melissa

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TaMara Sloan February 17, 2013 - 8:59 PM

Love the pillows! These look do-able, even for me. 🙂

Stopping in and following from the Social Weekend Hop.

TaMara
Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

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Melissa February 19, 2013 - 12:44 AM

Thanks so much for stopping by Tamara. They are definitely easy and there are so many great placemats out there for cheap and cute pillow options.

xoxo,
Melissa

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lilliesandsilk February 18, 2013 - 2:08 AM

Hello!

I found your blog through the blog hop and I’m a new follower:) Enjoy your week!

Carissa
Lillies & Silk

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Melissa February 19, 2013 - 12:50 AM

Thanks so much for following. 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Bailey- I Know All the Words February 18, 2013 - 10:16 PM

I am totally sewing challenged! I’ll have to remember this.

New follower from the ‘Monday Beauties’ blog hop. Looking forward to reading your blog 😀

http://www.iknowallthewords.com

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Melissa February 25, 2013 - 4:15 PM

Thanks so much for following. 🙂 I am definitely sewing challenged as well.

xoxo,
Melissa

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Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat February 20, 2013 - 12:59 PM

This is just what I needed! I don’t have a sewing machine, but would love to make a few slipcovers for my pillows. Your tutorial is perfect! Love the chevron and printed pillow you chose, very pretty!

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Melissa February 25, 2013 - 4:17 PM

This is a great solution esp if you don’t have a sewing machine. I have one but not that great at sewing, would much prefer no sew. haha! The chevron pillows are from hobby lobby (pillow covers @ $7 or 3.50 if you wait for a sale, great deal).

xoxo,
Melissa

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Gabriela @ Living a Renaissance Life February 21, 2013 - 6:14 PM

Melissa I love this! I don’t have that great of a relationship with my sewing machine (massive understatement!!!) but I have a weird impulse to save old t-shirts with cute wording on them in hopes of turning them into cute little throw pillows later. (I have a big bag in my closet of scrapes – it’s sad). I’m so relieved to come across your no-sew way of creating pillows! 🙂

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Melissa February 25, 2013 - 4:18 PM

That would be an awesome idea for using old t-shirts, esp ones that have meaning to you. I love that idea.

xoxo,
Melissa

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Crystelle Boutique February 21, 2013 - 6:34 PM

You are so sneaky….: gluing your pillows together..
great idea!

hugs x
Crystelle
http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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Melissa February 25, 2013 - 4:18 PM

Haha! Yep, once they are dry you would never even know they were glued together. 😉

xoxo,
Melissa

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Tonia L February 22, 2013 - 1:26 AM

Fantastic idea and no sew too! 🙂 Thanks for sharing at The Gunny Sack!

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Melissa February 25, 2013 - 4:19 PM

Thanks 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Lindsey Fisher February 23, 2013 - 4:35 AM

Super cute! Thanks for sharing!

I would like to invite you to my linky party Thrifty Thursday!

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Hope to see you there!

-Lindsey

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Melissa February 25, 2013 - 4:20 PM

Thanks so much Lindsey. Sorry I didn’t make it by your linky party but I will try to link up this week. 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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