Spring Place Mats: Beginner Sewing Project | Days of Chalk and Chocolate

Spring Place Mats: Beginner Sewing Project

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Spring is a time to refresh your space, don't you think?  I had this pretty chocolate brown and pink fabric that begged to be used. So I whipped up some easy place mats to give my spring table a little pizzazz!  This is a great beginner sewing project too.

You will need two pieces of fabric (I used the same for both sides but you could do two coordinating fabrics) approximately 15" x 21" .  The finished place mat will be approximately 14" x 20".  You will also need one piece of iron-on light weight interfacing in the same dimensions.

Iron on the interfacing according to the package directions to the wrong side of one piece of fabric.

Layer your second piece of fabric on top so right sides are facing.  Your interfacing should be face down.  Pin in place.

Sew around the edge of the pieces leaving an opening so you can flip it right side out. I used a   1/2"seam allowance.  Before flipping trim excess fabric and you can clip your corners if you wish. That will give you cleaner corners once flipped.
After flipping it right side out, tuck in the opening's edges and iron everything nice and flat. Then top stitch compleaely around the entire place mat. I used one of my machine's decorative stitches!  Iron your top stitching and that's it!  You are done and you can move on to the next one. You can make 4 in one afternoon, I promise.

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  1. Wow, they are gorgeous, Jenny! Great sewing and lovely fabric, too!!!

  2. These look great on your table setting! They are so pretty, love the spring colors. I'm not big on sewing but this looks pretty easy. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

  3. Looks like I need to pull out my machine. Thanks for making it so easy. Or should I say sew easy? :)


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