I saw this yellow lattice place mat at Target and loved the fabric. I looked for the napkins, thinking that I could make a pillow out of it. When I found the napkins, I discovered it was a print while the place mat had an embroidered surface that I liked so much more. It was also only $3.99 so I was sold.
First, I removed the bias tape on the edge. I used a seam ripper which made the job a cinch.
The place mat was a rectangle and I wanted a square pillow so I folded one edge over.
I cut right on that edge to make the square.
I'm left with this piece. I hadn't cut the trim off yet. The next step would be to cut off the trim, saving the far right edge to be re-used.
I stuffed the place mat to make it into a pillow and pinned the white bias along the edge.
I hand sewn the white trim. You could skip this step and automatically pin the yellow bias tape right on top, but I thought it would be easier.
I added the yellow bias tape and pinned in place.
I machine stitched it to complete the look.
It goes great in the room.
Who knew a place mat would be such a lovely pillow?
Total price was only $3.99 since I had the pillow stuffing already.