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Learn how to make a Fall placemat that is perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving! Choose a pretty Autumn fabric for this beginner sewing project!
My kids get excited to set the table whenever we have placemats set out on the table, so I love having placemats. It makes dinner feel just a little bit fancier, and they are more willing to help!
We have some regular placemats that we rotate through, but now we have some special holiday placemats! I even have some DIY fabric napkins that match perfectly! Let’s make a fall placemat for either Halloween or Thanksgiving!
Whenever it’s Fall we start making pumpkin flavored everything. I usually only like a couple of pumpkin treats, and lots of apple flavored treats. Do you like pumpkin or apple better?
I still used cute fabric that says “pumpkin everything” because it a cute way to decorate. I really love the look of pumpkins and the orange color for Fall!
Do you love to sew? Check out some of these fun sewing projects!
How to Make a Fall Placemat
- fall themed quilting cotton fabric – you need about 1/2 a yard for each placemat
- lightweight interfacing
- sewing tools
- sewing machine
For each placemat cut two rectangles that are 20 inches wide and 15 inches tall. This accounts for a 1/2 inch seam allowance on all sides. Make sure the print direction goes the right way.
Cut out interfacing for both rectangles.
Fuse the interfacing to the back of the fabric rectangles. Trim any excess interfacing.
With right sides together pin all edges of the rectangles together.
Sew around all four sides pivoting at the corners with 1/2 inch seam allowance. Leave a 5 inch hole for turning.
Trim the corners to reduce the bulk.
Turn the placemats right side out through the hole.
Roll the seams to bring out the edge and press the placemat flat. Pin or clip the hole closed.
Topstitch around the edges and close the hole.
Add quilting to the placemat to give it strength and to keep the interfacing in place. Choose between a large “X” of two quilting lines or multiple quilting lines in a diagonal grid. I like the diagonal grid a lot because it almost looks like plaid.
If you make something using this tutorial, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!