I had planned to go buy some striped placemats to make pillows for the patio furniture, but then decided I wanted something softer. Suddenly it hit me - what about teatowels? Bonus that the dollar store has a far larger selection of pillow-suitable teatowels then there had been of placemats.
The ones I chose came in a two pack for $2, one patterned and one solid. I bought two green and two blue because I couldn't decide. And you can never have enough pillows, right? I scooted over to Walmart to buy some zippers and headed home.
Sewing them up was pretty easy, although I did have to put the zipper in twice because - surprise! - the two teatowels weren't exactly the same size and I'd started with the larger one. Nothing like pinning a zipper in place and finding that it ends an inch past the edge of the material.
What do you think?
The pillow is a little longer than I'd anticipated. If I make more in the future (after these four), I might cut the material down to two-thirds of the length. The total price was $2 for the teatowels + $3 for the zipper = $5 for a brand-new (oversized) pillow! I have a closet full of throw pillows from Goodwill so I didn't even have to buy new stuffing.
And Chloe loves this one just as much as the Paris pillow.
I love the bright green & yellow stripes. The blue towels have polkadots. I can't wait to show you those. And I can't wait to test the pillow out on the hammock.
Come on warm weather, where are you?
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