Lo and behold, my friend Connie, who lives in Dallas, sent me a link to a site called Hometalk and they had this idea to make pillow covers from place mats. GENIUS! Pure Genius! Possibly the easiest project ever!! This works for lumbar pillows, you know the rectangular ones? I had two that desperately needed to be replaced. Little boys, aka grandsons, had created some stains on mine. Then there is the fact that I have had them for years and the slick fabric, maybe rayon?, had started to shred.
As soon as I saw the link she sent, I headed right to Target because I knew they would have some holiday place mats in red. I mean, it is Christmas, right? Luck be a lady, because they had the perfect place mats. Heavy, red, trimmed in some dull silver sequins, $3.59 each. Perfect! Bought two and headed home.
This literally took 15 minutes to do - start to finish. I LOVE when that happens. First, remove the stitching from one end of the place mat. Did I mention they have to be fabric and sewn? Well, they do.
Give this project a try if you have some lumbar pillows in need of an update. There are so many pretty place mats available right now. Let me know if you try this project and send me a picture so I can share with others. Who would have thought of place mats. You may have, I sure didn't.
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Sharing ideas makes life so much more fun and projects so much easier. Social media does have great benefits. donna