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Make Your Own Placemats!

Want an easy-to-sew placemat?  Make your own placemats with this pattern, "Inside Out Mats", by Poorhouse Quilt Design. These fabric placements are a fun and quick way to freshen up your dinner table. The table placemats are perfect for any DIY home decor and are a great pattern to use to celebrate any season or holiday.

I personally love this reversible placemat pattern because I can whip up a set of four placemats in an afternoon.  It's my go-to cloth placemat pattern when I want to make special placemats for my home or as a gift.   

Want to make matching napkins to go with the placemats?  Try our simple cloth napkin tutorial.

Watch this video and read on to learn more about these DIY placemats.



Watch our video tutorial below or click the link if you prefer to watch DIY Inside Out Placemats in Youtube.


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DIY Inside Out placemat Pattern

Inside Out Placemat - DIY PlacematsFocus on the Fabric! An enjoyable part in making these fabric placemats is choosing the look, pick color combinations or a pattern that enhances and beautifies your table. You can make the placemats for everyday use, holidays, and special occasions like Christmas, Birthdays, and Anniversary, etc.

A set of handmade placemats and napkins is a wonderful gift idea.   These unique placements make beautiful gifts for a shower, wedding, birthday, Christmas or hostess. Choose the recipient's favorite colors or theme.  

Since this pattern is copyright, I am not permitted to show you how to make the placemat.  You would have to purchase the pattern from the affiliate link at the end of this post. But I can tell you a little about the pattern and my experience with the placemat pattern.

Inside Out Placemat - Make Your Own Placemats

Fabric Requirement for 4 Placemats

Front - 3/4 yard
Border - 3/4 yard
Trim - 1/3 yard
Back - 3/4 yard

Some other ideas for the fabric selection would be to fussy cut a panel print, use jumbo rickrack for the trim and change the width of the border strips.

Other Supplies Needed

The pattern is easy to follow because of the many illustration photos along with the concise step-by-step instructions.  Before beginning to make the placemats, I recommend familiarizing yourself with the pattern by reading through the instructions in their entirety.   

Inside Out Placemat - one placemat

What makes these placemats so interesting and easy?

The placemats can be completed entirely with a sewing machine.  No need to bind.  No hand sewing.  Why?  Poorhouse Quilt Designs Designer, Kristine Poor, uses a unique, simple self-binding technique.  Once you know this technique, you will be able to incorporate it into other projects like table toppers, table runners, potholders, etc.

The placemats are reversible giving you two different looks for your table without having to store a stack of placemats.  

Inside Out Placemat - Placemat BackThe rule of thumb suggests that a standard placemat should measure between 12 to 14 inches wide and 16 to 20 inches long.  The Inside Out Mats finished size is 12 1/2 inches x 17 1/2 inches so it is the perfect size for most tables.

Pattern Bonus
The pattern includes instructions for two more projects, a table square and napkin rings.

I thoroughly enjoyed making placemats with this pattern.  Once I made one, the others went together quickly.  Shown below are pictures of another color combination I made.Inside Out Placemat - Set of Four Placemats

Inside Out Placemat - Another placematIf this project left you inspired, make sure to check out our sewing patterns section for over 600 free sewing projects.

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Inside Out Mats Pattern

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Make a set of four placemats completely on your sewing machine in a afternoon, no need to bind and no hand sewing, because of the self-binding technique you will learn.
Placemats are reversible.
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