Welcome to On the Cutting Floor. We have a great scrap buster project today to share with you: SEWING TUTORIAL: Easy Placemats for Beginners!!!
This is one of the easiest projects for people who want to start sewing, besides it is so very practical for special dinner and parties <3
SEWING TUTORIAL: Easy Placemats for Beginners
If this is your first time in our blog, remember to check our FREE SEWING PATTERNS page.
On that page you will find our collection of free sewing patterns for women, kids and men.
We also have an ETSY STORE, where you will find unique and modern sewing pattern for women.
1 piece of 18” x 13” inner fabric ( in the sample pictures, I used quilting cotton).
1 piece of 18” x 13” outer fabric ( denim used for the sample pictures)
1 piece of 17” x 12” of medium weight batting
GATHER THE FABRICS AND BATTING YOU NEED. PRESS THE FABRICS FLAT.
PLACE THE BATTING ON THE OUTER FABRIC. REMEMBER THAT THE BATTING IS 1” SMALLER THAN THE FABRIC, SO LEAVE 1/2 INCH ON EACH SIDE.
THEN, JOIN THE BATTING AND THE FABRIC TOGETHER. STITCH THEM WITH A REGULAR STITCH LENGTH.
IN THE CASE BELOW I MADE STRAIGHT LINES SEPARATED BY 3/8 INCH IN THE MIDDLE. THE SIDES ARE MEDIUM WAVES.
AFTER THIS, PLACE THE OUTER AND INNER FABRICS TOGETHER, RIGHT SIDES FACING. PIN THE FABRICS TOGETHER.
STITCH FRONT, BOTTOM AND SIDES WITH A 3/8 INCH SEAM ALLOWANCE.
LEAVE A 4” OPENING TO BE ABLE TO TURN THE FABRIC TO THE RIGHT SIDE.
THEN, TURN THE FABRIC TO THE RIGHT SIDE AND PRESS FLAT.
THEN, MAKE DECORATIVE STITCHES ON THE PLACEMAT BY MAKING STRAIGHT LINES SEPARATED BY 3/8 INCH.