How to Make a Pillow from a Placemat

Last Updated on March 3, 2022

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 :)

YouTube video
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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28 Comments

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

  2. 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.