Free Sewing & Craft Projects, Learn to Sew, Guidelines Articles, Charitable Projects, Bridal, Kids & More

sewing and craft projects at www.sewing.orgsewing and craft projects at www.sewing.org
 

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter
 

line_menu

 

Find a Sewing Teacher
Guidelines for Sewing
line_menu

 

Baby & Toddler
Bridal Sewing
Charitable Sewing
Dolls, Toys, Games
Fashion Sewing
Fun Projects
Home Decor
Jewelry
Kids Projects
Men's Sewing
Pets
Pillow Projects
Purses, Bags, Totes
Quilt Projects
Teen Projects

 

 

Christmas & Winter
Halloween
Thanksgiving
Other Holidays
line_menu

 

My Sewing/Craft Room
SEW-lutions Blog
line_menu

 

Advertise With Us
Contact Us
Newsletter Sign-Up
line_menu

 

Body Form Booklet
Sewing Gifts

 

 

spools_thread

Sewing & Craft Alliance

 


Sewing & Craft Alliance
 

 


sewing.org
nationalsewingmonth.org
trainedsewinginstructor.com
sewingevents.com
sewtrendy.com
 

Holiday Projects

Project provided courtesy of:

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores ©

Festive Felt Placemats

Festive felt placemat from JoAnn Stores at www.joann.comMake holiday meals special with fun and easy felt placemats!

Approximate Crafting Time: 2 hours per mat.
Skill Level: No experience necessary.

Materials

  • 1/2 yard felt for backing (makes 2 placemats)
  • 1/8 yard felt in assorted colors for designs (cut into 2" squares)
  • 1/4 yard felt for background (cut into 2" squares)
  • Decorative thread
  • Embroidery thread
  • Fabri-Tac® Glue
  • Fiskars® Shape Template (optional)
  • Rotary cutter & wave or pinking blade (optional)

Tools

  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Decorative-edge scissors

Directions

Festive felt placemat from JoAnn Stores at www.joann.com1. From background felt, cut 16" x 20" rectangle. Divide rectangle into quarters by drawing a 12" line vertically and a 16" line horizontally. Be sure lines are centered on background.

2. Using photo as reference, place felt squares on background using center lines as guides. Squares may be cut in half diagonally or vertically to add shape to the design.

3. Use a dot of Fabri-Tac® on back of each square to hold in place while sewing.

Festive felt placemat from JoAnn Stores at www.joann.com4. Starting with a center row, sew felt pieces to background using decorative thread and a zigzag stitch or your favorite decorative machine stitch. Be sure to butt pieces of felt together. Tip: Stitch the vertical and horizontal rows first. Then go back and stitch the diagonal rows.

5. Stitch around entire pieced area.

6. Trim background area to finished size.

Embellishments

1. Embellish with floss, embroidery stitches, and buttons.

2. If desired, personalize your placemat with letters made using the Fiskars® Shape Template.

3. Add a decorative edge to your placemat by using a wave or pinking blade in your rotary cutter.

Please read all instructions prior to beginning; read and follow all manufacturers' instructions for all tools and materials used. Provide adult supervision if children participate in this and all craft projects. Because Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. and joann.com have no control over the use of materials and tools, nor surroundings, during construction of projects, Jo-Ann Stores, Inc., and joann.com disclaim any liability for injury, damage or other untoward results. Content of this project sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed.

12/04 

Back to Holiday Projects
 

www.sewing.org
Privacy PolicyCopyright, Reprint, Linking