Looking for more throw pillows? aren’t we all! Make a throw pillow from placemats with this easy tutorial.
Sometimes DIY project ideas strike me in the weirdest places. Like the clearance aisle at Target.
I saw these blue placemats and thought they’d make for a great pillow.
And don’t they?!
As a back story, we bought a new comforter for our bedroom, and it came with a couple of throw pillows I wasn’t crazy about. So I figured I’d set them aside and find or make pillow covers for them. Well one down, one to go!
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How to make a throw pillow from placemats:
1. Put placemats back to back with right sides together, so the design is showing on the inside, making sure any patterns/lines match up at the seams.
2. Pin the outside about a half-inch in on three sides.
Put pillow form inside to see how the size works. If needed, adjust the pinning to fit the pillow form.Then take the pillow form out.
3. Stitch around the three sides.
You can hand stitch or use a sewing machine. The placemats I picked were kind of thick so hand stitching made more sense.
Put the pillow form back in and add extra stuffing as needed.
Then fold the open ends of the placemats tightly around the pillow form and pin together.
Stitch the last side closed and you have a new pillow!
This living room is slowly but surely coming together. You can catch up on all the design plans and projects at the links below. I’m just finishing up painting a fun piece to use as TV stand, and then I *think* we can call this room finished. You can see all progress in these posts:
- Coastal rustic modern design plan for the living room
- Agreeable Gray paint in the living room
- Wireless outlets to make life easier
- How to plan a gallery wall when you don’t know where to start
- How to distress a dresser for a chippy farmhouse look
- How to hang heavy wall decor when it doesn’t line up with studs
- Make a throw pillow from placemats (you’re here!)
- The TV stand furniture makeover
- An end table makeover with clay paint
- The coastal rustic living room reveal
Do you have a throw pillow obsession, too? Ever made a pillow from placemats?
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