How To Make A Throw Pillow From Dinner Napkins

Ellen Gregory
by Ellen Gregory
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Easy way to make a beautiful throw pillow for your home.
There are so many colors and patterns of napkins to choose from. Often they are available on sale, in discount stores, or thrift shops.

Pick any size square napkin you want and get a form in a size to match.

Trim it any way you like. I had vintage antimacassars that my grandmother crocheted. This was a great way to use them. Then, I went into my button box and found four buttons that I thought would look good.
Put the napkins together, right sides out and top stitch a 1/2 inch from the edge leaving about six inches open on bottom.

You don't need to worry about fraying as the napkins already have very finished edges.
Attach any trim you desire, tacking it to the front. I used vintage doilies and buttons. Be careful to only sew through the front napkin and not catch the back.

Insert the form, wiggling it in and pulling it to the corners.

Match the stitching where you left off and stitch the opening closed.
Suggested materials:
  • 2 cloth dinner napkins (14 X 14 inches)   (Thrift Store)
  • 14 X 14 pillow form   (Fabric/Craft Store)
  • Needle and thread   (Fabric/Craft Store)
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