I’m sure many of us have purchased these nice suede-like giant leaves for placemats in the past. Over the years, I have changed approaches to how I dress the table for company and I became tired of using the leaves. They stayed tucked away for a couple of years in the bottom drawer, lying flat, to avoid being wrinkled and I made sure to place something heavy on them. Recently as I started fall decorating, I came across the leaves, still waiting and I decided to bring them out and present them in a new fashion. Why not make a pillow? Using a piece of beige linen fabric from my stash, I sewed the leaf on, carefully stitching on the existing lines which allowed me to evenly stitch the leaf to the pillow front. I made the back of the pillow as usual and wow – for hardly any money, I reused a previously purchased item. I make pillows with an opening to allow for reuse of pillow form for another theme. Recycle – that’s what it’s all about.