Napkins and Placemats

Coordinate fabrics to match the window treatment designs in dining rooms and kitchens.

napkins and placemats

Materials and Supplies

  • Fabric*
  • Pillow Template
  • Clear View Ruler
  • Erasable Fabric Pen
  • Metal Drawing Curve
  • Polyester Iron Batting
  • Polyester Welt Cord 5/32”
  • Scissors
  • Straight Pins
  • Steam Iron
*Choose a material that can be washed or dry cleaned, pre-wash if needed.

Napkins Step-By-Step:

1. Using the Pillow Template, mark and cut napkin fabric into 22” squares for as many napkins as needed. (Photo 1). Stack cutting all at once saves time.

napkin

2. Mark Clear View Ruler with tape 1 ½” from each corner and 3” over as shown in (Photo 2). This is the template for the mitered corners.

napkin

3. Fold square in half on the bias and mark each corner using an Erasable Fabric Marking Pen. (Photo 3.)
Pin in place and continue marking all corners on all napkins.

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4. Sew each corner on the line drawn, backstitch and trim threads. (Photo 4).

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5. Trim away corner ¼” from stitch line. (Photo 5).

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6. Turn corners inside to form a double 1” hem. (Photo 6).

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7. Use the Clear View Ruler to mark hems along sides of napkins. (Photo 7). Press with an iron and pin in
place.

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8. Machine stitch hems using a matching thread. (Photo 8).

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Placemats Step-By-Step:

1. Using Pillow Template cut placemat material 13 x 19”, centering pattern motif if needed. Fold rectangle in quarters and draw a curve along outer edge using the Metal Drawing curve, this will create an oval shape. If uncertain of the shape make a pattern using pattern paper first. (Photo 1a).

placemat

2. Cut a pieces of Iron-On Batting large enough to cover the backs of all the placemats. (Photo 2a).

placemat

3. Place Iron-On Batting, fusible side up on the worktable and top with and fabric, right side up. Fuse batting to material using a steam iron. (Photo 3a).

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4. Continue ironing batting to all placemat pieces. Cut reverse sides of placemats by laying a placemat face down on contrast material, pin to secure and cut around the edges. (Photo 4a).

placemat

5. Prepare enough welt cord to trim the outside edges of all placemats and sew to face of placemats, clipping around curves. (Photo 5a). Cut welt cord fabric on the bias for best results.

placemat

6. Pin front to back and sew along edge snugly next to the welt cord leaving a small area open for turning right sides out. After sewing turn placemat right sides out and press. Close opening by hand sewing. Placemats are reversible. (Photo 6a).

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Finished Napkins and Placemats

 

napkin

 

placemat