How To Make Pillows Out of Placemats

photo 4How to Make Pillows Out of Placemats

Decorate your house on the cheap with these awesome, no sew or easy sew Placemat Pillows.  Yep, these are made out of placemats.  Check out the video below  for the details!

If you can’t view the video, you can view here: How to Make Pillows Out of Placemats

photo 3DIY Placemat Pillows

Items you need:

  • Scissors
  • Seam Ripper
  • Needle & Thread or Liquid Stitch
  • Double Sided Placemat (square or rectangle)
  • Polyfil


  1. Make a 5″ opening in the seam at what would be the bottom seam of the pillow
  2. Stuff with polyfil making sure to shove it into the corners
  3. Stitch seam closes by hand stitching, machine stitching or even glue it with Liquid Stitch

This is an easy and inexpensive project to spruce up your home.  Target and Homegoods have great selections of these placemats for a reasonable price.  And, this is an easy and inexpensive way to decorate for any holiday.  Plus, be sure to pick up clearance placemats after the holidays for even more savings.  Makes a great gift idea as well!

How to make pillows out of placemats

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  • Gabby

    Where did you find those beautiful placemats Cindy? Are they a Marshall’s or Homegoods find? I have been searching for affordable pillows in on trend fabrics for my first apartment. I can’t find a single cute pillow COVER for less than $15 from etsy stores online. Any direction on stores to search would be helpful!! Thanks so much!

    • I found them at Homegoods but it was a Marshalls/Homegoods combined store by me.

      • kelly

        I love it!! I want to make my own!

  • kabbysteve

    OMG…amazing! We are getting a new sofa, this will help with the cost and open up new options for decorating!!! Love it!!

  • Kayla

    Thanks for that video. It will be even more frugal if you use the stuffing from old pillows that you don’t like anymore.

    • We video taped that but we had to cut some out. I was just yapping away about all kinds of things. Didn’t want to bore everyone lol

      • lois

        did you find your needle? 😉

        • Actually…no. I couldn’t find it anywhere. I’ll wind up finding it when I have no shoes on lol 😉

  • Laura D.

    I LOVE this idea!!!! My sister is closing on her first house on 2/14, can’t wait to share this with her! Do they sell outdoor double sided placemats??? This would be a great project for my outdoor bench which I still need cushions for!! Terrific video!!!

    • Maybe they do sell outdoor placemats that are double sided. I haven’t look. Good idea!

  • HLF

    This is too clever! Thank you for sharing with us!

  • Pam

    And custom. I like the idea that it’s one of a kind.