For Christmas this year I made pillow mats for my 3 nephews. I found all sorts of tutorials on Pinterest but nothing that I thought was that great. I wanted to personalize these mats and make them totally awesome! Each of the mats I made are completely different and have my nephews names stitched onto it. (my wonderful friend Lyn helped me with this part!)
I originally planned on writing this post around Christmas when I actually finished the pillow mats. But then my computer was struck by lightening and I lost a lot of stuff! Including my how to pictures for these awesome mats :(
So I am going to try to explain the process without pictures.
Materials (to make 1):
two twin flat sheets (one sheet can be used however you will just have one color mat)
4 over stuffed standard size pillows
Okay now for my steps:
- Cut the sheets length wise
- pick your color combination and sew the finished sides together. This will create a large piece of fabric that can be folded length wise (kinda like a letter)
- After sewing the top and bottom you will continue to sew horizontal lines creating 4 pockets for your pillows (the pockets will be like sham pillow cases)
- Insert pillow!