Friday, August 13, 2010

Katja- DIY Placemat

Hi everyone!
I'm Katja, the crafty owner of maedchenmitherz.

One thing I LOVE to share with my readers (besides inspiration and cute crafts) is tutorials! And here on Lindsays great Blog Party, I would like to share a tutorial. Sounds fun? It is!

Most of my readers already know it, - my tutorials are always fun and easy to follow. This one is a cute way to decorate your table and make it even more pretty.

What you will need:

2 different fabrics ( I used linen and a very cute flower-fabric)


2 sheets of paper

Sewing machine

You will need the paper to get the right size for your placemat. So lay them on your fabric and cut around it. Make sure you leave 1 - 2 cm sewing line.

Fold and pin the fabric around the paper.

Fold the edges into triangles.

It will look a little bit rough, but this will change through the process xD

Now, cut a strap from the second fabric. It's your choice what size etc. But make sure it's long enough to be sewn to the placemat.

Fold the edges and make sure the size is the same at every part of the strap.

Pin it to the placemat. To make it more pretty, wrap the ends around the end of the placemat.

I think you get the idea of how this is done.

Sew along the placemat.

Then it's time to sew along the decoration :D

And you are DONE!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I seriously can't wait to see all the pretty placemats out there!



  1. never thought of making my own placemats. Thanks for the inspiration on this DIY...!

  2. great idea! Will def use this DIY when we get a dining room table :)

  3. Very cute idea! I'm a new follower from Just Something I Whipped Up.


  4. love this, thx for the instructions. I'm sewing baby burp cloths at the moment, but this could be my next project!

  5. These are the cutiest!
    Love your blog!
    Thank you for sharing!

  6. adorable :) please come on over and link up to MMM!!

  7. Very cute!! ...visiting from Sassy Sites! I am a follower! Come by my blog and say HI! :)
    (you have a very Sassy Site!)


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