Make Your Own Placemats!
Want an easy-to-sew placemat? Make your own placemats with this pattern, "Inside Out Mats", by Poorhouse Quilt Design. These fabric placements are a fun and quick way to freshen up your dinner table. The table placemats are perfect for any DIY home decor and are a great pattern to use to celebrate any season or holiday.
I personally love this reversible placemat pattern because I can whip up a set of four placemats in an afternoon. It's my go-to cloth placemat pattern when I want to make special placemats for my home or as a gift.
Want to make matching napkins to go with the placemats? Try our simple cloth napkin tutorial.
Watch this video and read on to learn more about these DIY placemats.
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DIY Inside Out placemat Pattern
Focus on the Fabric! An enjoyable part in making these fabric placemats is choosing the look, pick color combinations or a pattern that enhances and beautifies your table. You can make the placemats for everyday use, holidays, and special occasions like Christmas, Birthdays, and Anniversary, etc.
A set of handmade placemats and napkins is a wonderful gift idea. These unique placements make beautiful gifts for a shower, wedding, birthday, Christmas or hostess. Choose the recipient's favorite colors or theme.
Since this pattern is copyright, I am not permitted to show you how to make the placemat. You would have to purchase the pattern from the affiliate link at the end of this post. But I can tell you a little about the pattern and my experience with the placemat pattern.
Fabric Requirement for 4 Placemats
Front - 3/4 yard
Border - 3/4 yard
Trim - 1/3 yard
Back - 3/4 yard
Some other ideas for the fabric selection would be to fussy cut a panel print, use jumbo rickrack for the trim and change the width of the border strips.
The pattern is easy to follow because of the many illustration photos along with the concise step-by-step instructions. Before beginning to make the placemats, I recommend familiarizing yourself with the pattern by reading through the instructions in their entirety.
What makes these placemats so interesting and easy?
The placemats can be completed entirely with a sewing machine. No need to bind. No hand sewing. Why? Poorhouse Quilt Designs Designer, Kristine Poor, uses a unique, simple self-binding technique. Once you know this technique, you will be able to incorporate it into other projects like table toppers, table runners, potholders, etc.
The placemats are reversible giving you two different looks for your table without having to store a stack of placemats.
The rule of thumb suggests that a standard placemat should measure between 12 to 14 inches wide and 16 to 20 inches long. The Inside Out Mats finished size is 12 1/2 inches x 17 1/2 inches so it is the perfect size for most tables.
The pattern includes instructions for two more projects, a table square and napkin rings.
I thoroughly enjoyed making placemats with this pattern. Once I made one, the others went together quickly. Shown below are pictures of another color combination I made.
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