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Hope your Tuesday is off to a great start!

Today, I have a quick, fun, and completely customizable project for your home – a table placemat! I purchased the supplies for this project months ago when my mom was in town, and I am finally getting around to finishing starting it.

You will need:

  • 2 pieces heavy home décor fabric sized to your preference – I cut mine to 14.5″ x 18″
  • 1 piece of heavy interfacing or light batting cut to the same size as your 2 pieces
  • Coordinating thread
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine

Instructions:

  1. Press your pieces of fabric, and place them right sides together. Then, pin along 3 sides – the 2 long ones, and one short side. Leave one short side unpinned.
  2. Sew along the 3 pinned sides, leaving 1/4 inch seam allowance.
  3. Turn the fabric right side out, and press the 3 sides you just sewed. It will look like a little pillowcase 🙂
  4. Place the interfacing or batting inside the fabric, and smooth it out so it lays flat. Be sure that there isn’t any bunching or folds in the interfacing or batting.
  5. Once everything is smooth, fold the ends of the only open side remaining together and pin. Then press all 4 sides.Pin ends
  6. Topstitch along all 4 sides, a quarter inch from the edge.
  7. Sit back and admire your work!Finished placemat

From start to finish, this project took me about 25 minutes. Honestly, the toughest part for me was cutting the fabric in straight lines. Everything else is pretty darn simple.

Let me know if you give this a try, and how it turns out! Have a great day!

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