How to Make Oilcloth Place Mats – Tutorial

13 Nov

I made some of these some time ago, and thought I might do a tutorial on them as they are easy to do and look fab on the table.  Fantastic to keep clean by just using a damp cloth and they take the heat of pots surprisingly well…

For six place mats you will need:

12 pieces of oilcloth measuring approximately 15″ by 11″ or 38cm by 28cm for the front and back of each mat

Trim corners into a curved shape if desired

Place top piece and bottom piece of oilcloth right sides together and sew around the edge leaving an opening big enough to fit your hand in (roughly 5″ or14cms)

 Snip four vertical cuts toward the seam of the corners for a flatter finish

Careful not to cut the stitching

Turn the oilcloth the right way round

Finger press the opening closed and starting at this point, top stitch around the whole place mat

Now repeat all steps for the other five place mats

I love them, simple and effective:)

Have a good week where ever you are.



3 Responses to “How to Make Oilcloth Place Mats – Tutorial”

  1. Rosemary Rush November 13, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    Fabulous DJ !

  2. Carolyn November 13, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    What a great Idea! It is on my to do list. Thanks for sharing.

  3. AGS November 15, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    It will make a great Christmas prezzie, thanks Di.

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