How to Make a Pillow Out of a Placemat

4 Materials
$5
10 Minutes
Easy

Did you know that you can turn some placemats into pillows?

All you need to look for is a placemat that has 2 layers of fabric and you can create a fun and cheap pillow for your home.

Blue and teal placemat pillows

Here's what you need:


  • A 2-layered placemat
  • A seam ripper
  • Pins
  • Polyfil
  • Needle & Thread or Double sided fabric tape
Seam ripper ripping seams on placemat

Step 1: Rip open enough of the seam to allow for you to put stuffing inside.

Hand stuffing polyfil in placemat

Step 2: Stuff polyfil into the placemat until it is full enough to be a pillow. Make sure to stuff the polyfil all of the way into each of the four corners.

Needle and thread sewing placemat pillow

Step 3: Pin the opening of the placemat together with pins and then sew it with a needle and thread.

Or use double sided fabric tape to close up the seam for a no sew option.

Decorative pillow on chairs

And that is it.

It was such an easy project and yet it makes a beautiful statement.

I used these pillows in my remodeled Master bedroom.

They were so simple and super cheap.

If you want more easy decor ideas check out the blog post at Practical Whimsy Designs.

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