Pillows For the Thrifty Woman

I’ve gone shopping, looking for gorgeous pillows to adorn my coaches and bed with, only to be disappointed by their $25 to nearly $65 price tags.

Thankfully, falling in love with a gorgeous place mat and not having any use for it led me to an idea.



         I found this place mate with beautiful embroidery on sale for just $1. The important things to look for are:

  • double-sided
  • quality fabric
  • unique pattern, embroidery, etc.




      Once you’ve found a good place mat, carefully cut a short hole on one size. Make sure it is big enough to fit the stuffing through.



      I’ve been able to find relatively inexpensive stuffing at most craft and fabric stores.



      I love projects that don’t require me to lug out my sewing machine! Make sure that the pillow is stuffed well and that the stuffing is spread evenly.


        Congratulations! You now have a beautiful new pillow, and no one will know that you didn’t spend a huge chunk of change on it.

* I also used this same idea to make the yellow pillow on the left. I love how it turned out!



      I hope that you enjoyed this thrifty tip! Share your creations with me in the comments section.


5 thoughts on “Pillows For the Thrifty Woman

  1. milesdontmatter says:

    Reblogged this on Miles Don't Matter and commented:

    #TBT. It’s been a while since I started blogging, and I thought it would be fun to give a little throw back Thursday to my first ever blog post! Thank you so much to everyone in the WordPress community that has followed me!

  2. Cindy H says:

    What a great idea! I’m always perusing thrift stores and garage sales for treasures and taking advantage of “after the season close-outs”. You have just given me a new treasure map to follow. Thanks!

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