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DIY: Placemat to Pillow
Sometimes, placemats are just too pretty to eat off of. Katy Follis from Sweet Verbena shows us a clever way to turn them into decorative throw pillows.
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Materials:

Placemat(s) Pillows to reuse or store-bought fiber filling Seam ripper (scissors work too, if you're careful)
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Step 1:

Select a side of the placemat and start ripping out the seam.
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Step 2:

Keep going until you have about a six-inch gap, or enough room for your hand to fit through.
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Step 3:

Pull out the stuffing from an older pillow. If you don't have any that you're willing to sacrifice, try looking in a thrift store or purchase fiber filling at a craft store. To avoid a lumpy look, shred the fluffs by pulling them apart with both hands.
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Step 4:

Stuff the placemat, taking care to reach all corners and sides. You can also use a recycled or store-bought pillow insert.
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Step 5:

Pin the gap closed.
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Step 6:

Carefully sew the seam shut. If you don't have a sewing machine, you can also hand sew or use steam-a-seam for this step.
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Decorate!

No one will ever know it was once a placemat. Isn't that sneaky?
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DIY: Placemat to Pillow

Sometimes, placemats are just too pretty to eat off of. Katy Follis from Sweet Verbena shows us a clever way to turn them into decorative throw pillows.

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