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.


 

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         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.

 

STEP 1:

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      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.

STEP 2:

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

STEP 3:

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      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.

THE FINISHED PRODUCT:

        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!

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

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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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