Monday, March 26, 2012

Use Napkins To Make Pillows


Photo courtesy of Restored Style 
Whenever I'm in Target I like to browse their table linen aisle for fun, new designs.  Although their dinner napkins would look great on any table, I thought this pattern would be perfect for a pair of pillows.

These pillows were quick to make.  No fabric to cut, I just stitched down each side.  Then after stuffing each pillow, I closed the small opening shut using my glue gun for an invisible seam.



For only $9.99 plus the cost of pillow stuffing, this was such an inexpensive way to brighten up my home.



Photo courtesy of June & Bear
PS.  I love the creative way Kara used the napkins to repair her damaged TOMS. 

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46 comments:

Mark said...

Beautiful!
Now if only I knew how to use Fred's sewing machine, I'd be set!
m.

Kita said...

My mom would love you. That is such a neat idea that I would never think to do quick and easy.

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

I purchased some napkins to do the exact same thing! Too bad I'm scared to pull out my sewing machine!

Why does such a small thing scare me?!?!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Nice Brandi........I love the choice in fabric/napkin :) have a great week!

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

Those are great~

Shades of Summer said...

I'm still trying to work up the courage to make your rosette pillows and now I have to add these to the list also! Great job!

Ange said...

Every time I walked by those napkins in Target I thought they'd make a great pillow. Great job, they look beautiful! :)

Sing said...

Another good idea. The table linens have some of the best patterns and designs sometime.

Cristina Garay said...

Love that idea! the best part is that you closed them up by hot glueing them! I usually close them up by hand stitching them, and ouch! that's hard! I'm sure gonna try your easy way! Thanks.

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Nicole Day said...

Hi!
I love this idea and I NEVER think about doing it when I'm out drooling over new napkins (like I was just this weekend!) I have a little 'reminder' sheet that I take with me when I'm shopping to keep me focused - gotta add this idea to the list. Have a great week.

Judy Bigg said...

Thanks for sharing, I'm going to Target to check out their napkins.

Mrs. Chic said...

So cute! Target has the best sections of napkins (ever!) In the past, I've used placements to make pillows, so easy and fun!

Marilyn said...

I love these..Soooo cute and fun :)..Very neat idea..

Shelly {Quiet Luxury} said...

You're so crafty! Love the pillows.

-Shelly

Nesha said...

Such a great idea. Love it!

Maria Elena said...

I love pillows! This is an awesome idea!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Brandi,

I love the pillows and the idea of using napkins.

Dee

Jen Price said...

Love your pillows! I love snatching Target's tea towels on clearance to make gift bags.

Michelle said...

Great job, love the pillows and the pattern looks just the stencil pattern I did in my bathroom

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Another great project! I love how you are always so creative whether it's with fabrics or food. Great job!

Pam

Kara @ June & Bear said...

i love your pillows! that's what i originally got those napkins for---but i still haven't made bear's pillow.

Tricia said...

Lovely! Great idea!

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Mimi said...

I have been dying to get some new pillows for my couch and didn't want to spend a fortune. This is a great idea. Now I just need to get myself a sewing machine!

Tonia B. said...

Hello! I found you via Home to Three Duncan Boys. I've used placemats, and vintage scarves but never napkins thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

Brandi, I like the design you chose...you did a great job with your napkin pillows!

Optimistic Mom said...

Okay, the pillows are very cute. BUT the best thing I learned from this post was how to make a seamless edge. I haven't made pillow in years, but I never knew how to close the fourth side. Thanks!

Amy Fountain said...

Very inventive! I love the fabric patterns.

Holly @ Bella Nest said...

Hi, Brandi! I LOVE these! You've just given me a new way to look at napkins! I'm pinning it now and featuring on the Bella Nest Facebook page... so happy to be following Don't Disturb This Groove!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Very creative! These pillows are so chic!
Yvonne

Sarah said...

Great minds think alike! I did this back in early February except I snagged some beautiful blue napkins! Come check it out sometime! http://www.dwellonjoy.com/2012/02/napkins-into-pillows-sewing-project-2.html. I love yours too, great job!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Love it - especially since it involves minimal sewing! So many cute napkins are on my radar now!!

Thanks for another Cinchy idea!
Kelly

Jill ~ Jillify It said...

I LOVE the pillows!! I would love for you to share it at my party going on now at Jillify It!

Jill
www.jillifyit.com

thistlewoodfarm said...

These pillows are incredible! I love the fabric and so easy to make! Don't you just love Target!

Thanks for linking to the party.

blessings,
karianne

Jacque n Matt Knowlton said...

SQueeeeee! Target has new napkins and they are CUTE love this! Thank you for sharing

-Jacque

Becky said...

Lovely! I bought some cloth napkins at TJ Maxx and recovered some pillows. I love them and love the price! Thanks for sharing:)

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Those pillows are so stylish and rich looking ...

... and so easy and peasy!

Thanks so much for linking it up at our "It's a Cinch" party!

:)

Linda
www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, thats very innovative and looks so lovely. I would love for you to drop by My Dream Canvas as well :-) I’m visiting from Wow Us Wednesdays. Really like your blog.

Dee said...

this is so creative...OMG! I would have NEVER even thought of this? And the pattern is wonderfu...great job!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Brandi, those pillows are so cute and love the bottle you transformed, too. Now I need to go to Target and check out those cute napkins.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I love this so much I pinned it. Thanks for linking this too!
Karah

SweetPepperRose said...

Very creative and savy idea! thanks for sharing.
JoAnn

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

Pinned it, love it. Now I just have to go to Target:)

Jessica
stayathomeista.com

Shelby @ The Bean Sprout Notes said...

Oooh la la! This idea is right up my alley. I love it! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog so I could discover yours :-) You've got some great work

Raine and Sage said...

These cushions are great. The print is fabulous - and geometric prints are so popular. What a nifty/cheap creation.

Julie said...

I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
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CaseyinTO said...

Hey Brandi- I did the same thing with napkins on my blog! Great minds think alike, eh?

Yours look awesome. I was trying to make covers for existing pillows and it wasn't as easy to size em up