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How to Make a Pillow from a Placemat

Make placemat pillows in minutes with these easy to follow instructions.
10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • Placemat
  • Seam ripper
  • Embroidery floss and needle to add monogram
  • Stuffing


  • Start with a plain white linen placemat (mine was $1 at my local Big Lots).  Any plain placemat that is a solid color will work for this project.
  • Remove a portion of the seam from one side with a seam ripper.
  • Use the opening to hand embroider a monogram on the front of the placemat.  My "H" was done with brown embroidery floss.
  • Use the opening you have created to stuff the pillow using stuffing from the craft store.
  • Close the opening with a needle and thread or a sewing machine.