Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Napkins into a Pillow, Yeeeppp

I did it!

Using napkins, I made a pillow!

I had purchased these two [extra long] napkins at Target about a million years ago in the clearance section [a random end cap]. I always knew I wanted to make a pillow, but again, I am l-a-z-y. Finally did it during Spring Break!

I laid my napkins on top of each other to where their "pretty" sides were touching [hence, the "ugly" side was on the outside]. I pinned the edges so I could sew them together, leaving a bit of space so I could turn it right-side out again and stuff it.

I ironed the now-pillowcase before I stuffed it, just to get a lot of the fold wrinkles out of it [from its packaging]. And of course, now viewing the pictures, I can tell I did not get all of the wrinkles. Awesome.

I used this stuffing from Walmart [for $3.47, because I'm awesome like that] and stuffed away. If I could do it again, I'd probably add more stuffing to fill out the pillowcase better.... but I'm a bit of the impatient...

Next, I hand-stitched the hole closed [not my best work, but alas, I teach Kindergarten: not a professional seamstress!] and admired!

Look at it all pretty on my dark brown couch with other blue/green pillows [that don't match, but it's all good to me]. They probably won't stay there, but I wanted to get a feel for what it looked like on the job! A bit lumpy, but those will get worked out. Do you like how the bright blue looks like a beacon of light on the dark couch? Ha!

And I think Oliver [who so desperately needs a haircut] likes it too :)


  1. I LOVE it Chrissy! I would never guess its made out of napkins...looks like it came from Pier 1! Great job!!

  2. Napkins into a pillow case! Brilliant! And it looked simple enough (for someone who isn't so talented in the sewing area;).
    I am going to school to become a special education teacher (3 semesters left!) not a professional seamstress!

    Nice handy work Chrissy!

  3. Such a neat idea! Great job! I might have to try this :)

  4. My goodness these pillows are awesome!! So inspired!

  5. Wow you are do talented !! Wow!

  6. What a great way to add some color and personality without spending too much moola...I love it!

  7. that color of blue is very pretty and love your big pillows come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  8. I love the pillows! And your bio too...my husband is a pastor as well! We probably have a lot in common as well! Come by sometime!
    I would love if you stopped over to my Creative Inspirations party happening now to link up! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  9. Great idea to use napkins. I think your pillow looks great with all the other patterns on your sofa. Newest follower.

  10. love that color!! I also do that or with fat quarters! :)

    Found you on TT & J and would love for you to come by join us on our linky party and link this up! :)



    Angie from ALI

  11. Great idea! I agree, the color is awesome! Found you on TT&J! I'm a new follower. :)

  12. I love your napkin pillow. I have been trying to decide on a fabric for a pillow I need to make..napkins could be the way to go!


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