This is an easy way to sew a dinner placemat. You can change this
into a seasonal placemat or birthday placemat just by using special
Sewing Materials Available
Sewing a Place Mat
You will need:
2- 11 x 13 inch pieces of fabric *
1 -11 x 13 inch piece of felt *
Coordinating bias tape
Place piece of felt in between two pieces of fabric with the
fabric right sides facing out. Pin bias tape all around edges.
For further directions on sewing
bias tape see these sewing instructions.
Sew in place. This makes one place mat. To make a matching set, you
will need twice as much material. One side of the tape should be on
one side of the material and the other side of the bias tape should
be on the back side of the material.
* For a larger size place mat use 13x17 inch fabric and 13 x 17 inch
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Placemat with Pocket
For an easy Placemat with Pocket you will need:
2- 13x 21 inch fabric rectangles, same or coordinating materials
2 6x6 inch fabric squares for pockets
This makes one placemat, if you are making more than one you'll need
to have the correct amount of fabric per placemat.
Place pocket squares right sides together. Stitch along 3 sides
leaving top open. Turn right sides out. Iron flat. Tuck top edge in
slightly and top stitch.
Pin pocket to one rectangle toward the right side of the placemat.
Sew along three sides leaving top open for the pocket.
Place the two 13"x21" rectangles right sides together. Sew along
sides leaving 1 inch opening. Turn right side out. Tuck edge in and
iron flat. Top stitch all around edges.
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