Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thrifty Thursday Quick Craft

So...I was in Dollar Tree... and I saw these tapestry type table mats in different Christmas designs, And I thought to myself...hmmm I could make little pillows with those.
So I picked up four..two snowmen designs... 
and two Christmas bells

Now this is a really simple craft. 
All you have to do is place two mats together...wrong sides together
Then following the stitch line on the place mat, sew around three sides.
Stuff with a filling of your choice (I have lots of toy stuffing so I used that).. 
Finally sew the remaining side closed
You can hot glue the edges together...but I prefer to sew

I was going to make a snowman pillow and a bell pillow...
but I had another brainwave.. 
and sewed two different designs together

Now...depending on what takes my fancy ... I can have....
 Two snowmen pillows... or...
 Two  Christmas Bells pillows... or...
one of each!!

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x


  1. You did a great job - these are cute as can be!
    Have a good day.

  2. What a wonderful idea Phoebe. They look so professionally done. You are a great seamstress.

  3. They look beautiful !
    I looked at a Christmas pillow last week, they wanted 22.00 for it, and wasn't nearly as lovely as yours.
    A brilliant idea :)

  4. What a great idea! I have seen people make tote bags out of placemats also. But I like your idea better. How clever to put them together like that. I think I have to make a trip to Dollar Tree.

  5. That's a great idea! I bought a Christmas placemat and used it to make a tea cozy. It worked fine but there's not enough filling to keep my tea hot. Oh well, it looks festive at least.

  6. Oh my.....joyous. I love the whole idea!!! And your choices of mats/pillow making are perfect. Well done.