I still haven't figured out how to use my sewing machine (or even attempted to be quite honest), so these pillows are no-sew. Perfect!
All you'll need is thick placemats of your liking, some fabri-tac, a straight edged knife, and some batting for the insides.
I bought a pack of 4 of these placemats from Marshall's for $9.99. I wanted something blue and yellow to go on my couch, and these were perfect.*sorry about the image quality, my camera battery was dying!:
When buying placemats, make sure they're essentially two sides stitched together, like this:
Take your straight edge along the seam to pull out the stitching.
You just need to make the hole big enough to fit your hand in, you don't need to slice the whole thing in two pieces.
Shove in your batting.
Run a bead of fabri-tac alongside one edge of your seam
Push together for a few minutes and wipe off any excess glue. And wala: cheapo updated pillows:
And here they are in their new home:
Not a bad little update for $2.50 for each pillow! We had actually just bought new bed pillows at Marshall's, so I washed our old pillows and then tore those opened and use the batting inside, so my total cost for this project was $10!
I'm linking up to these parties...make sure you checkout everyone else's creative creations too!