Shop My Amazon Store
Shop Now
DIY

Placemat Pillow Tutorial | DIY Friday

It’s DIY Friday! Earlier this week, while I was walking through Target I found some beautiful placemats that I thought might make the perfect pillows. It took just a few minutes to turn these two placemats into a gorgeous throw pillow.
How to make the easiest pillow ever! No cutting, measuring, or zippers. DIY Placemat Pillow tutorial

This pillow is such a great alternative because it requires very little work as far as pillow making goes. No measuring, cutting, or zippers to make this one. You’ll just need to find some pretty placemats. I love the indigo/denim look of these placemats that were just $4 each.

 

How to make the easiest pillow ever! No cutting, measuring, or zippers. DIY Placemat Pillow tutorial

Supplies needed for DIY placemat pillow:

How to make the easiest pillow ever! No cutting, measuring, or zippers. DIY Placemat Pillow tutorial

The first step is to place the placemats with the wrong sides together. Then you’ll begin sewing on one side, backstitching where you begin, then continue to sew along all four sides stopping (backstitching here too) just short of finishing the final side. You’ll want to leave an opening in order to stuff your pillow. You just need three or so inches.
How to make the easiest pillow ever! No cutting, measuring, or zippers. DIY Placemat Pillow tutorial

Now, you’ll stuff your pillow.  How to make the easiest pillow ever! No cutting, measuring, or zippers. DIY Placemat Pillow tutorial
I like a nice overstuffed pillow so I used a lot of stuffing. To sew up the final seam, you can use your sewing machine. It is a little tricky getting your full pillow under the foot but if you wiggle and slowly shimmy it will fit.

How to make the easiest pillow ever! No cutting, measuring, or zippers. DIY Placemat Pillow tutorial

That’s it! You’ll have a gorgeous pillow that you whipped up in no time. I love this placemat pillow because it has these cute tassels and you end up with a pretty flange.

How to make the easiest pillow ever! No cutting, measuring, or zippers. DIY Placemat Pillow tutorial
It’s the perfect addition to my bed.
Happy Friday! Let me know if you try this DIY placemat pillow tutorial! I’d love to see what you make!

Join the Conversation

6 thoughts on “Placemat Pillow Tutorial | DIY Friday

    1. Thank you for the great idea. This week we will be babysitting a couple of 11 year olds that are just learning how to sew. This will be a great project!

  1. Your pillow looks great! Sometimes, placemats have really nice colors and textures. Especially if you get them on sale, they are cheaper than regular fabric would be. Also, you have the advantage of the hemming already being done for you. Brilliant!

  2. Pingback: 10 Mother's Day Gift Ideas - What Meegan Makes
  3. Love this, Chelsea!! I’ve used napkins for pillows quite a bit, but haven’t tried placemats yet! Yours looks fabulous with the other pillows! Love it.