A couple of weeks ago I decided I needed a new throw pillow. So I searched all my favorite places: Target, Home Goods and even Walmart with no success. Too big, too small, too expensive or not the right color. I even looked at fabrics to see if there was something I could make one with. No luck.
Then I made another trip to Target and ended up in the kitchen aisle and found the perfect color of fabric...in place mats.
But they were the right size so I decided to make them into a pillow cover.
I first sewed around the edges on 3 sides.
I left the 4th side open...
so I could shove the pillow inside.
It was a tight fit, but it worked!
Then I smooshed the entire thing up under the foot of my sewing machine and stitched the open side closed. I was worried about whether the thickness of everything would work with my sewing machine, but I didn't have any problems.
It's the perfect color of blue for my living room, a cute pattern and was inexpensive. I love projects like that!!