Easy Project | Make a Pillow out of a Placemat
I love Spring, in fact it is my favorite time of year. It seems like Spring has arrived early this year. We have been very unseasonably warm. Know what else I love? Easy Diy Pillows! It doesn't get any easier than this diy placemat pillow.
I’ve always wanted to make one of those cute place mat pillows, but I’ve never found a cheap placemat that I actually liked.
Materials to Make a Placemat Pillow
- A placemat
- Pillow stuffing or filling material (e.g., cotton, polyester fiberfill)
- Needle & Thread
- Optional: Fabric gluef or double-sided Fabric Tape
- Small Scissors or Seam Ripper
This placemat was a great clearance find. Since placemats are generally needed in sets, you may be able to find a really nice single placemat.
Steps for Making the Pillow
- Remove the stiches from one end of your pretty placemat. I recommend doing only enough on the center in order to get your hand inside to fill your pillow.
- Clean up remaining bits of threads.
- Open this end and stuff your pillow with filler
- Don't forget the corners
- Close the open end with stitches, fabric glue or fabric tape.
I had some really old fiberfil that I got from a friend when she cleaned out a bunch of stuff. Do you have an old pillow that you could remove the stuffing to use for your new pillow?
So, as I mentioned above, you simply open up a small part of the seam, and stuff the placemat to make it fluffy. I stitched the end of the placemat pillow by hand. But if you prefer to use the fabric tape or glue, you'll be done in no time! See, I told you it was easy!
I really like the embroidery on this placemat pillow, and the buttons are just an added bonus.
Happy Spring to YOU! I hope you are enjoying some warm Spring weather soon.
Here is the placemat pillow resting in my slipcovered antique chair.
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.