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How To Sew Quick And Easy Placemats

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These placemats are easy to make, use a very minimal amount of fabric, look professional with a nice finish, are machine washable and reversible! 

Here’s how to make a set of 4 placemats for your dining room table, you can make more or less, it’s up to you!

What you will need:

  • 100% cotton fabric, quilting cotton works best
  • Pins
  • Iron + ironing board 
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing thread 
  • Machine sewing needle
Optional: Batting or some sort of plastic could also be added to the inside.

The steps, to make 4 placemats:

   1. Cut 8 rectangles of 100% cotton fabric around 16.5” x 12.5”

   2. Iron each rectangle

   3. Place two rectangles right sides together and pin all around them, repeat this step four times. 

Optional: place the batting or plastic here on top of the rectangles. 

Match up your rectangles with whatever patterns or solids you want together. 

   4. Sew around the rectangle and leave a gap around 2 inches so you can flip the placemat inside out. Do this with all four placemats.

   5. Flip all the placemats inside out.

   6. Iron all the placemats and make sure all the corners are poked out, here is where you'll want to make sure all the edges look nice and 'crisp'

   7. Make sure that you iron the raw edges of the gap inwards.

   8. To finish it off, topstitch around the rectangle. There should no longer be a gap after you have topstitched.

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