Thursday, May 27, 2010

No Sew Placemat Pillow

I experimented with making a quick and inexpensive pillow from two silky placemats I found at Target on sale for $2.99 each and stuffing I found at a garage sale for 50 cents.  The experiment was putting it together with Heat and Bond seam tape.  I had my concerns that it might not work because the fabric was thick, but with patience it worked GREAT!
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First you run the seam tape on one side, put sides together and heat until you can see that it has bonded.  I followed the directions on the package, but had to add a heating time due to the thickness of the placemats.  It is important that you check to see that the tape has bonded before moving to the next side.  It will look like it has melted and "glued" the seam together.
 Repeat this process with the other two sides, leaving one short side open.
The last step is to stuff the pillow and seal the end with the same process of seam tape and heat.
Ta Da, you have a pillow!!!  I added a satin bow to match my bedding. I think I even surprised myself that this worked so well.
The only tip I have is to be sure you check the bond on your seams before moving on to the next side.  I found this to be a great bond that is holding the seams very well.


17 comments:

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

Great idea! I think I will have to try this one. Thanks for sharing!

Life in Rehab said...

Cute project, and great results! I like the added bow. Come see my version, I was a lot lazier!

http://sunnyslifeinrehab.blogspot.com/2010/04/pillow-talk.html

Leslie said...

Great idea! I'm not handing with a sewing machine, so this is right up my alley!

Fawnda said...

Very cute and you gotta love that it is no-sew! :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I just luv any no-sew project! Hope you have a FUN weekend!

Blessings,
Linda

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

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Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

No way! No sew??? This is my kind of project! Thanks so much for linking up to our party!! So cute!

Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

Genius!!! I can't wait to try this!!

Adventures of a CrAzY LaDy! said...

I love this!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Cindy said...

What a gorgeous pillow--I LOVE the colors too!
Brilliant idea and turned out so precious!
HUGS,
Cindy Adkins
www.recoveryartist.com

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

uh oh -- I think you forgot to put a link to the Boardwalk Bragfest. I love this project, so I hope you try again!

The Price's said...

Nice job, and what a great idea! I HAVE to make one of these!

LuckyStarHeather said...

Too cute! Thanks for linking at Lucky Star Lane!

brlracincwgrl said...

Oh my goodness I love this pillow! Looks super easy as well! I can't sew for the life of me, so this is great!

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A Homemakers Haven said...

What a great idea. I love no sew projects. Thanks for the info!