How to Miter a Hem for Tablecloths and Placemats

Mitered corners reduce the bulk on the folded seams and allow the edges to meet evenly resulting in a neat and tidy finish. Making a mitered hem is easier than you think and in this video you’ll learn how to miter, sew and finish the corners of tablecloths and placemats.

Scrappy Place Mats Pattern

These place mats are quick and easy to make and are perfect for using up your fabric scraps. Choose from four scrappy designs, each with a scalloped edging that gives each place mat a little extra charm. Instead of fabric scraps, you could also use precut mini charm squares or Jelly Roll strips to complete …

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Pond & Scales Sashiko Placemat – Free Sewing Tutorial

These pretty placemats are the perfect canvas for showing off your Sashiko sewing skills. Sashiko is an ancient form of embroidery from Japan consisting of beautiful designs stitched entirely in white running stitches on indigo fabric. Find the free sewing tutorial here

Kitchen Tiles Placemat – Free Sewing Tutorial

Use your favorite fabric scraps to make this easy scrappy placemat. The placement is made using simple strip piecing, and for the final touch, finish the edges with some easy hand stitched embellishment. Find the free sewing tutorial here

Freddy’s Pad Place Mats Sewing Pattern

Sew a set of whimsical frog place mats for your kitchen table, then compliment them with lily pad mug mats coasters and a couple of hot pads also shaped like lily pads. These cute place mats are quick and easy to make and your friends will be green with envy. Find the sewing pattern here

Sashiko Style: Traditional Japanese Patterns for Contemporary Design

Choose from 70 different sashiko style patterns that can be used to make beautiful and useful items such as placemats and runners, tote bags, pillows, curtains and wall hangings. The book introduces basic skills that even beginners can master as well as step-by-step instructions for pattern drafting. Find the book here