Fall Throw Pillow from a Place Mat!



 Sorry for the short bloggy hiatus- I’ve been pretty sick, and hubby has been taking care of both me and my little man. Feeling much, much better, so here it goes…


First, here’s a pic of my halloween-y wreath from my previous post, finished with the spiders…


I thought it turned out kind of cute. VERY simple, and kinda spooky
On to my newest project…my Fall Throw Pillow…made out of a place mat. It’s super easy, and something that even someone with my poor sewing skills can pull off.
All you need is your place mat (I got mine from Big Lots for really cheap), some Poly-Fil, a seam ripper, and a needle and thread.
Isn’t my little sewing basket so cute? I got that for Christmas a few years ago- when I first decided I liked crafting.
Next, you rip out some seams of your place mat, in an area where it won’t show too bad, a hole just big enough to stuff your Poly Fill into. Mine had to be a little bigger because I had to get into all the little nooks and crannies that this place mat had.


Then you stuff that baby until it’s fluffy like a pillow, but not too fluffy so that it pulls.
Cute, eh?
Then you sew your little seam back up with a needle and thread.
And, voila! An adorable little, inexpensive fall addition to any room.


I may have to make a few more of these, and have leaves all around my living room!
Keep a look out for some more sewing projects in some future posts, gonna be sewing a couple of Christmas presents in the near future…



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The Chicken Chick



  1. AnotherDreamer

    October 3, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I love the pillow! Very cute!

  2. Kerry

    October 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Very nice, looks great on the chair!

  3. Kathy Shea Mormino

    October 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

  4. Kathryn Ferguson Griffin

    October 6, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Smarty pants! That's great! Looks awesome on the chair. Visiting from My Repurposed Life. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-17.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  5. Katie Drane

    October 7, 2012 at 2:05 am

    This is so cool! Definitely going to try this one. Thanks for sharing:)


  6. Marti Cooper

    November 1, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Would you mind submitting this one too, so I can feature it as well! I just LOVE this idea! Walmart has their Christmas decor out and I saw a snowflake placemat and thought of this idea…how cute a snowflake pillow would be! There are so many great things you can make with this idea for every season! 🙂



  7. Marti Cooper

    November 10, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Hello again! I just wanted to let you know I featured your pillow if you would like to grab a "featured" button on my site. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!!


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