Easy Placemat or Napkin Tutorial

Mike requested placemats for the new table.  A friend had requested a napkin tutorial.  I thought I’d take care of both at once, since these are basically large napkins.

We wanted our placemats to be about 18″ by 12″.  I picked out two yards of each fabric, washed and ironed it.


I got 10 placemats out of 2 yards.  I also cut out interfacing to make them a little sturdier.  You’ll want to skip this part if you’re making napkins.


Iron the interfacing on.  I only added interfacing to one side.


Sew insides together, leaving an opening.

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Trim excess off.


Turn right side out and iron.

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My new sewing machine from Mike’s mom.  It’s super nice!


Use a straight stitch to finish off the outside.


All done.



6 thoughts on “Easy Placemat or Napkin Tutorial

  1. Thank you!! Those look incredible! I’ve never bought or used interfacing before…how is it sold? By the yard or in a package? 😀

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