Throw pillows made from fabric can be quite decorative, but they are hardly ever unique. Depending on the materials used, they can also be very expensive. Instead of shopping for fabric and making ordinary throw pillows that lack originality, try these unique and easy ideas. They can be made from sturdy woven placemats and many other unique materials for something truly new and decorative.
Use Woven Placemats
Woven placemats are thick and sturdy, and they are great for more than just decorating and protecting the dining table. They can be used to make unique throw pillows. Buy two woven placemats for each pillow, place the right sides together, and stitch the edges using a heavy-duty sewing machine or close hand-stitches and upholstery thread. Leave a small area open for stuffing the pillow, and fill it with soft batting after turning it right side out. Hand-stitch the opening closed using color-coordinating thread. This easy idea is especially useful for making holiday throw pillows since placemats are available in many unique and eye-catching holiday designs.
Make Unique Oversized Throw Pillows with Baby Blankets
Old baby blankets are great for more than just rags. They make fantastic throw pillows, especially for toddlers. Their favorite blankets that are far too short can be made into unique and comfy throw pillows. Make the blankets into throw pillows using the same method as fabric. They will be soft and incredibly comfortable. It is a way to extend the life of favorite baby blankets in unique and practical ways.
Use Kitchen Towels
Kitchen towels can be very decorative, and some are too pretty to use for wiping hands and wet dishes. They can be used to make unique and easy throws. Not all kitchen towels are made of thin terry cloth material. Some are thick and have unique textured designs. The material is perfect for throw pillows. Use the fabric as you would use other varieties, and turn ordinary kitchen towels into extraordinary furniture accessories.
Make Unique Ultra Soft Throw Pillows with Microfiber Towels
Microfiber is one of the softest materials available, and ordinary microfiber towels can be used to make unique and easy throw pillows. They are available in many colors from florescent orange to sky blue. They are not usually very large since they are typically used as rags, but various colors can be stitched together to make patchwork microfiber throw pillows. These simple throw pillows are not only easy and unique, but like the others, they are also quite comfy and stylish.