Several months ago I ran across a tutorial of how to turn a placemat into a throw pillow. It fit my personal crafting requirements--quick, easy, and inexpensive with immediate gratification being a must. I've been searching for just the right placemat ever since.
Last week I found one at Target. It fits my style. It fits my decor, and was easily transformed into a fun Christmas lumbar type pillow.
This is what I did:
Start with a placemat that has a backing where two pieces of fabric have been sewn together and easily separated with a seam ripper.
Stuff the newly created pillow form. (I used leftover poly-fil I had on hand.)
Sew it back up. That's it! So easy.
Many thanks to Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM for the great idea!