Throw pillows are a great way to add style, texture, and a pop of color to a room. But they are mainly decorative, and can be expensive! Well here's a cheap DIY hack with a $5 placemat!
Here is my inspiration pillow. I loved the mustard color and stitching details, but it retails at $65 and I needed two pillows...so I needed to find a cheaper solution.
Designer Pillow for $65
My version, only $5!
This super easy DIY pillow cost me $5, and required no cutting and very little sewing. You could even skip the sewing machine and stitch this closed by hand!
I used a Target kitchen placemat to make this pillow. A placemat is already the perfect size for a lumbar throw pillow and this one from target was 100% cotton and machine washable. It's really beautiful for only $5!
- A fabric placemat (The one I used is currently out of stock @Target, similar items)
- Pillow stuffing material of choice
- Sewing thread
- Sewing machine (optional)
*Note: The kitchen placement I used was double lined so I didn't need any extra fabric for the back.
Use scissors or a seam ripper to create about a 4 inch opening between the two layers of fabric.
Insert stuffing through the slit until your pillow is fully stuffed (a knitting needle or ruler can help to get stuffing even and push stuffing into the nooks and crannies of your pillow).
Once your pillow is fully stuffed, stitch the slit closed. Voila!
Here are my throw pillows in action. To see how I made the cute rainbow hanging on the right side of my bed, click here!
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