I love a good no-sew project don't you?! This no-sew Christmas throw pillow (from a placamat!) is simple, fun and inexpensive! The idea was actually a friend's idea. When she explained that the pillow was made from a $3.99 Target placemat, I was blown away! I immediately ran to my local Target and snatch up one of their cute NOEL placemats. Target always has a nice selection of pretty placemats!
No-Sew Christmas Placemat
1) gather your supplies: enough poly-fil to stuff your pillow, hot glue gun and one double-layer fabric placemat (it must be the kind that has two fabrics top-stitched together, like the ones they sell at Target) 2) use a seam-ripper to open a small area at the bottom of your pillow 3) fill the insides of the placemat with poly-fil 4) close the opening with a line of hot glue
I ended up using the hot glue, after being unsuccessful with heat-bond. How in the world does that stuff work?! I followed the instructions, but I couldn't get the fabric to bond. The hot glue worked great, though! Of course, you could also stitch the opening closed, but then it wouldn't a no-sew pillow, would it?! :)
I think the pillow turned out so cute! And, the colors are so fun and fresh. I just love the NOEL design!
I'll be sharing this project over at Grocery Shop For Free as part of a fun, weekly Christmas series called Making a Merry Christmas! Visit me there every Tuesday from now until Christmas.