I found these great pleated placemats on clearance at Pier 1 for $1 each.
I totally love this detailing!
I bought 4, intending to sew them together to make 2 pillows.
I realize I'm not the first person to think of putting together placemats as pillows or pillow covers,
but I'll be honest, that day I 100% thought of myself as a genius.
tone down the swagger juuuuust a bit, because *her* idea was way better than mine:
with 2-ply placemats, instead of sewing 2 together to make one pillow, just rip a seam between the 2 layers, stuff it, then sew it shut! So I could make 4 pillows instead of just 2.
See? She's a smart one.
Sooooo, that's just what I did:
I opened up a [fist-sized] hole on one of the side seams
Stuffed it full of poly-fill
And closed it up.