Free Pumpkin Placemat Pattern

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Learn how to make a pumpkin placemat with a free sewing pattern. This fall sewing project is great for decorating and easy to sew.

Any extra touch that I can add to the table makes my kids so excited to sit down and eat together as a family. I love adding placemats every once in a while or during a holiday. They suddenly feel fancy and special.

Besides using placemats at the table, I also love to use them underneath my holiday decorations throughout my home. It adds a bit of color or a bit of extra details.

I made a cute pumpkin shaped placemat, and I’m sharing the free pattern with you today! Don’t miss the video to help walk you through all the steps.

Free Pumpkin Placemat Pattern

What fabric should I use to make a pumpkin placemat?

The best fabric to use for a pumpkin placemat is quilting cotton. Get a solid orange or a pretty orange print for a clear pumpkin look. It would be also fun to piece together scraps of orange fabric for a very fun pieced look.

In between the fabric you will need both fusible interfacing and fusible fleece. This will give strength, stability, and a little bit of cushion to the placemat.

Free Pumpkin Placemat Pattern

What is a PDF sewing pattern?

A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.

I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!

How do you use a PDF sewing pattern?

Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.

Once the pattern is printed it can be taped together to get the full size. Then the pattern can be cut for each pattern piece size or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again.

Free Pumpkin Placemat Pattern

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Free Pumpkin Placemat Pattern

How to Make a Pumpkin Placemat

Supplies

  • 1/2 yard of orange quilting cotton fabric for EACH pumpkin placemat
  • Scrap of green fabric
  • 1/2 yard of fusible interfacing
  • 1/2 yard of fusible fleece
  • Free pumpkin placemat pattern – get it at the end of the post behind the locked content box
  • Sewing tools
  • Sewing machine

Do you just want the pattern and tutorial as a PDF? Get the pattern and tutorial for just $3. You won’t need to access the internet every time you want to make it. Or get the Pattern Bundle with ALL the PDF tutorials!

Pumpkin Placemat Pattern supplies

Cut out two orange pumpkin pieces mirrored, cut out two green stems mirrored.

Cut out one stem and one pumpkin from the fusible interfacing. Cut out one stem and one pumpkin from the fusible fleece opposite direction from the interfacing.

cut out all the pieces

Fuse the interfacing to the back of a pumpkin and the back of a stem. Fuse the fleece to the back of a pumpkin and the back of a stem.

fuse interfacing and fleece to back of fabric

Sew around the curve where the stem goes at the top of the pumpkin pieces just inside 3/8 inch. Clip into the seam allowance up to the stitching to stretch the seam allowance open.

Pin the stem into the curve at the pumpkin with right sides together. Match up the center and then each side. Make sure the interfaced stem is pinned to the interfaced pumpkin, and the fleece stem is pinned to the fleece pumpkin.

Sew each stem to each pumpkin with a 3/8 inch seam allowance. Go slow and adjust a lot as you sew. You are sewing opposing curves together, and it gets a little tricky.

sew stem to top of pumpkins

Pink or notch the stem seam allowance. Clip the pumpkin seam allowance even more if needed.

clip and notch seam allowance

Press the seam allowances open and flat.

press seam allowance open

Place the pumpkins right sides together and pin. Sew around the edge with a 3/8 inch seam allowance and backstitch when you start and when you stop. Leave a 3 inch hole for turning the placemat right side out.

sew pumpkins right sides together and leave hole

Clip into the inner corners and curves. Trim the outer corners. Notch the outer curves.

trim, clip, and notch the seam allowances

Turn the placemat right side out. Poke out all the corners and curves.

Press the placemat flat making sure that the seam allowance of the hole is pressed folded inside.

turn pumpkin right side out, poke out curves and corners, press flat

Edgestitch around the edge of the placemat to give it a finished look and the close the hole.

Sew pumpkin lines through the placemat to give extra details.

edgestitch to close hole and add quilted pumpkin lines

Get the Free Sewing Pattern Below!

If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

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