Placemat Pillow

This is the easiest way to make a pillow – EVER!  You can time it – it’s about 10 minutes.  There are lots of examples all over the internet – just Google “Placemat Pillow.”  I love this turquoise one from A Pumpkin and a Princess.  The rosette added to the pillow is darling.

Here is how you make your own.  Get a placemat.  I bought this one at Kohls.  They have a pretty good selection of placemats.  I always see random placemats for sale and now I know what to do with them!  Snatch them up as you find them!

 Get your seem ripper and rip about a 4″ section of the seam – enough to get your hand in.

 Using your favorite fiber-fill, stuff the opening until it is the desired fluffiness.

 Pin the opening closed and sew along the edge of the pillow.  My placemat had a double seam, so I sewed 2 seams.

 Done!  This placemat was kind of a stiff-durable fabric.  Not the kind of pillow I would want to watch TV with, but perfect for my bench on my porch!



  1. These are great ideas for something fast. I just have to get over the wonky napkin/placemat shapes. Can’t wait to see your other pillow tutorials this week!

  2. These are so cute (and easy!)

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