Placemats and Napkins
- fabric for front and back of placemats (about a yard), ironed
- fabric for napkins (absorbent cotton fabric, lightweight or medium), ironed
- interfacing, muslin, batting, or thin polar fleece to add body to placemat
- cutting mat, ruler, and rotary blade
- sewing machine with coordinating thread
- iron with mat
- Cut 6 fabric fronts, 13x18 inches.
- Cut 6 fabric backings, 13x18 inches.
- Cut 6 pieces, 13x18 inches, of interfacing.
- Layer placemat pieces front and back facing together and interfacing on top (see photo), pin in place.
- For a decorative edge, measure 3 inches in from corner (in and down) and cut from point to point. You can also leave it a rectangle.
- Sew all edges 1/4 inch, leaving an opening at the bottom (large enough to flip).
- Snip corners (see photo), and remove pins.
- Flip inside out, reaching in between the front and back fabric pieces. Be sure to push out all corners and finger press or iron.
- Fold in opening and pin. Sew around entire edge of placemat (close to edge), starting with sewing the opening shut.
- Cut 12 squares of lightweight cotton fabric (12x12 inches, or your choice).
- Pin 2 squares together facing best side in.
- Sew 1/4 inch around edges, leaving opening at bottom for turning. Snip corners, remove pins, flip inside out. Be sure to push out corners and edges and iron if necessary.
- Fold in opening and pin. Sew around napkin (close to edge), starting with opening.
By Starchild from VT
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