From Plaid Placemat to Cute Christmas Pillow

Hope you had a great time celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends!! We sure did! 🙂 I’m gonna have to work out a little extra over the next couple of weeks to counteract all the eating I did. 😳  But, it was worth it! Thanksgiving food is some of my favorite!!
So Thanksgiving is over and now I can talk about Christmas! I know, I know, I’m so far behind most of my blogger friends, but I am a purest – one holiday at a time. Also, with hosting Thanksgiving, I really don’t want to confuse my guests! 😆
You may have seen this project around the blogosphere before. It’s certainly not a new idea. But, it’s not one that I had tried before and thought you might like a tutorial. 😉
I started with these supplies.
I found the placemats at At Home on clearance. I got four for $3.25 which makes it $.81 for one. The trim I found in the ribbon section at Hobby Lobby and of course it was 50% off ($2.99).  I had poly-fil in my stash, but if not that runs around $3.99, unless you catch it on sale, or use your 40% off coupon. So, each cute pillow only cost me about $4 ($6.50 if I bought the stuffing) compared to the ones I have seen in the stores for around $20 each! For that savings, I’m happy to take a few minutes and craft them up myself! Plus, I love to craft!! Bonus!! 😆
First step is to open a small section of one of the sides. Big enough to get your hand in, but not too big.
I stuffed the pillow next, but honestly I think it might have been easier to attach the trim before stuffing the pillow. Hindsight!
If you are not adding trim, the next step would be to sew the hole closed, and you’re done. But, I wanted a little extra.
After I stuffed the pillow I started with the trim. I simply folded it over the edge and sewed it to the pillow by hand. (I don’t know that I would try using my machine with this fur trim, even if I put it on first – who knows what that fur might do!) No need for any kind of fancy stitch, just get it on there, the fur will cover them up.
When you get to the end, make sure you fold over the edge of the trim to help keep it from raveling.
That’s all there is to it! Look how cute it looks on our bed!
Now, I’m excited to finish decorating this room for Christmas!! Yay!
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