An easy DIY project that took me less than 30 minutes!
Using a seam ripper (can be bought at joann fabrics/walmart/Amazon for a couple dollars), I opened the seam between the back and front of the placemat. See link for sample product: Seam Ripper
Then I slid a pillow that I bought on clearance from Ross’s into the the pocket:
I used my sewing machine to sew the seam back together, but you could just as easily hand stitch the seam – it is such a short distance it still wouldn’t take that long to hand stitch
I made two coordinating pillows from two coordinating placemats found at Target