I don't think its an original idea because after a little googling I found that a lot of people had had the same idea - but its still a good one!
I think at some point I will replace the stitching with zippers so that the cushion covers are easily removable and washable.
|Original Crate & Barrel place mat|
|Opening the seam of the place mat|
|Ta Da! The covers are in desperate need of an iron but I really wanted to get this post out!|