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How to Make a Pillow from a Placemat

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GENIUS! Come learn how to make a pillow from a placemat. It's inexpensive, easy and super chic! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

Hello friends!  Accent pillows are an incredibly good way to update a space and add to your holiday/seasonal decor.  But sometimes you cannot find just what you are looking for OR you find something you love that costs a fortune.  Am I right?  Well, I have a solution for you!  Today I am going to teach you how to make a pillow from a placemat.  This is a 5 minute project with minimal sewing required and the result is so fantastic!    I used this method to make some pillows to add to my fall decor, but the possibilities are endless.  Placemats are SO inexpensive and are plentiful.  Most importantly, many of them are absolutely STUNNING.   This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience.   Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

Supplies Needed to Make a Pillow from a Placemat

How to Make a Pillow from a Placemat

The basic steps are as follows:

  1. Use your seam ripper to remove about 5 inches of stitching along one edge of your placemat.  You need to create an opening large enough for your hand to fit in.
  2. Fill your placemat with polyester fiber fill.
  3. Stitch your placemat closed again.

YEP.  It's that easy!  I am super excited to share with you my first video tutorial!  You can learn to make this simple project in under 2 minutes.  Enjoy :)

Now check out how pretty these inexpensive pillows turned out. It took me about only 5 minutes to complete this project! GENIUS! Come learn how to make a pillow from a placemat. It's inexpensive, easy and super chic! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

GENIUS! Come learn how to make a pillow from a placemat. It's inexpensive, easy and super chic! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

GENIUS! Come learn how to make a pillow from a placemat. It's inexpensive, easy and super chic! Full tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

 

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  2. Jana Queen says:

    I just finished making this pillow and I love it! Thanks for sharing. I will never look at placemats the same again. ?

  3. Kathy Walsh says:

    omg, I made this one…. looking for more to make…. going to give them to the woman in my family !

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  10. I need to make a few of these. Hope I can find some pretty placemats. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party to share your lovely DIY. Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon.

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  16. Monica Valdovinos says:

    Omg pined this a week or so. Walking through Target and I freaked when I saw the Thankful placemat. Bought it and went straight home to make my pillow. I love it !thank you for such a wonderful insperation.

  17. Krista says:

    Such a great idea when you find a placemat with such a beautiful design! It’s like crying out for more!!

  18. Tres chic! It has something French lol….it’s just beautiful! I didn’t know they had such pretty placemats!! I would like to invite you to my DIY Crush Craft Party which starts at 7pm EST. and is new every Thursday. I’ll pin every post!! ;)

    http://www.diy-crush.com/blog/category/link-party/

  19. Alexis says:

    What a great placemat! It makes a gorgeous pillow – So good, Tasha!

  20. Cyndi says:

    What a great idea! And I agree with Amy, why haven’t I though of this? I’m sharing…

  21. Amy W says:

    So fun and SO EASY, Tasha!! Why haven’t I thought of this before!

  22. Love, love, love this pillow! Such a simple diy that you wouldn’t even know was a placemat in a previous life! Love how your brain works!

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