I am excited to share these Fall Pillow Covers with Dollar Tree Placemats that I made. I just love them. They are easy, fun and frugal!
Hi there and welcome to Feeding Big! I am so glad you are here. Today, I want to share how I made a couple of fall pillows . I had originally thought I would put them on the sun porch. I thought that I wouldn’t mind if the cats got hair on them or if the sun bleached them out. You see, they are made from Dollar Tree placemats and some craft felt that I picked up on sale! The most expensive item is the pillow form! (here is a little tip – I use the same pillow form over and over!)
I hope that this makes sense to you and if not, send me a question. I will be happy to help. I know that you will want to make at least one or two of these.
- Felt (color of your choice – mine is a tan with little black flecks in it) I purchased 2 yards, but I like to have extra
- Dollar Tree Placemats (I made two pillows – your choice of color)
- Sewing Machine (or hot glue if you don’t have a machine or don’t want to use one)
- Thread – I used contrasting thread (your choice )
- Scissors or rotary blade
- Hook and Loop tape (better known as Velcro) I used about 1/2 yard
Instructions (for 1 pillow)
Cut one 19 inch square of felt
Cut one piece of felt that measures 19 ” by 23″ (this will create your back pieces)
From the back piece, cut one 19″ X 16″ piece.
Place your placemat on the 19″ X 19″ square of felt. Pin in place. Sew. I sewed all around the leaf, but also around the cutouts on the inside of the placemat. My thread was a little darker than the placemat. I liked the contrasting look.
Fold one of the 19″ wide pieces over about 2 inches and attach one side of the hook and loop tape. I attached a 4 inch long strip of hook and loop close to the end of the pillow inside.
Now for your other back piece. (I hope this makes sense!) Lay the front piece of the pillow on a flat surface, lay the bigger piece of the back of the pillow on top of it. Make sure all of your edges meet. Now lay the smaller piece on top of that. The small piece will overlap the larger piece. This will create the envelope closure of the pillow.
Decide where your matching pieces of hook and loop tape will go (make sure that they meet the other back piece)
Pin them in place and sew them to the pillow back fabric.
Round your corners. This step is not necessary. I like to do it so that I don’t get pointy corners that don’t always get filled. To round your corners, place a round object (I used a pin cushion, you can use a vegetable can) in each corner of the pillow, mark the line and cut away the excess.
We are getting close to the final step! Lay the pillow front on a flat surface, right side up (side with the leaf). Attach the two back pieces to each other and lay them with the right side facing the leaf. Pin in place.
Take this to your sewing machine and stitch the pillow closed. Use a 1/2″ seam allowance. Open the pillow up, turn it the right way and there you have it. Stuff with your pillow form and enjoy.
Note: I use a pillow form that is filled with feathers and is about 1 inch larger than the pillow cover. I like a full looking pillow.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Fall Pillow Cover with Dollar Tree placemats. This is a quick, easy and very frugal pillow cover! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!
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