How to Use Your Favourite Napkins to Make Cozy Throw Pillows

I have always said that if something speaks to you and you love it, don’t pass it up. You can never go wrong if you learn to listen to your gut when you see something that you are drawn to.

You may not know what to do with it yet, but you will always find a way to incorporate it into your home.

Cavallini cloth botanical napkins

For me, it was these Cavallini napkins. It’s no secret that I love navy blue and flowers so when I saw these, I was instantly in love. I wasn’t quite sure what I would do with them when I got them but I figured it out pretty quickly.

I redid a wall in the area off of my kitchen this fall (I’ll be sharing about that soon) and I thought these cloth napkins would make the perfect throw pillows.

navy blue cloth napkin with colourful flowers

Since they were already hemmed, it made the project even easier. All they needed before sewing was a wash and iron.the hemmed edge of a cloth napkin

I placed the backs of two napkins together. I didn’t even pin them… I’m crazy like that lol.

two cloth napkins with their backs together

Then sewed the two sides and the top together leaving the bottom open.

sewing two napkins together

With the napkins being hemmed, I sewed close to the seam and that was all that was needed.

two cloth napkins sewn together

My couch came with pillows that I never use so I grabbed two and stuffed one inside each napkin set.

a pillow stuffed inside of two cloth napkins sewn togther

Then all that was needed was to stitch the bottoms of the napkins together with the pillow inside.

sewing a pillow into two cloth napkins

If you don’t have a sewing machine this is a project that you could even sew by hand since it is quick and easy.

floral throw pillows

I could have used these beautiful napkins as napkins, but since I don’t use a lot of cloth napkins, I think they are perfect as pillows. I am so glad I listened to my instincts and picked them up when I saw them.

a vintage napkin turned into a throw pillow

You could use any fabric you like to make throw pillows… use whatever speaks to you. Think vintage fabric scraps, pillowcases, clothing, or grain sacks; the possibilities really are endless.

And here is a little sneak peek of the new brick wall. I’ll share more about this super inexpensive project next week 🙂

throw pillows made from cloth napkins

2 Comments on " How to Use Your Favourite Napkins to Make Cozy Throw Pillows "

  1. Lisa

    Fabulous! I love pillows and these ones you made are simply lovely. Well done! I whole-heartedly agree with your comment about if something speaks to you, don’t pass it up. My overflowing craft cupboard is evidence of that!

    1. Lisa

      Thanks so much, Beverly! I have definitely learned to trust my gut and grab it when I see something I love. It’s great the other way too because I know when something doesn’t grab me the same way so I can leave it behind lol. (although that doesn’t happen too often!)

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