Handmade placemats make a fantastic gift or an easy addition to your decor. Here is a round up of free placemat tutorials and patterns found on craft websites and blogs.
First of all, there is my own tutorial for completely reversible placemats which feature family photographs printed onto fabric. One side is perfect for everyday and the other is suitable for a holiday. In my case, I made the holiday side a Christmas theme, but it could be Easter, Thanksgiving or whatever you wish. See the tutorial for my reversible placemats on Tatertots & Jello where I was a guest blogger.
You need some printer ready fabric sheets to complete this project:
The Purl Bee shares an idea to use reverse applique when creating placemats, get the tutorial here.
Kootoyoo features a reversible placemat cover tutorial.
Sew4Home also gets on the reversible bandwagon with these everyday placemats.
Ayumi of the blog the Pink Penguin created this tutorial to make bright and refreshing quilted placemats.
If you need a quick and easy gift then these placemats featured at Better Homes & Gardens might be just what you are looking for.
Using words in craft is such a huge trend at the minute, and these placemats featured at Better Homes & Gardens use words to maximum effect.
Sew4Home shares a tutorial for making crown adorned placemats. Very elegant.
She Wears Flowers guest blogged at UCreate and shared a tutorial for making this turkey placemat that is frankly quite ingenious.
Three Creative Studios shared this PDF tutorial for making sugar maple placemats with maple leaves - perfect for fall or if you are Canadian, eh?
If your stash harbours some pom-pom fringe, why not use it to trim these circular placemats designed by Bari J.Ackerman as featured on Sew4Home.
If you will have kids to dine (or maybe just the young at heart) these chalk board cloth placemats featured on the Flamingo Toes blog will let the diners doodle. How cool is that?
If you are looking for some truly unique placemats to sew, I love the placemats found in the Easy Does It series from Nancy Halvorsen - each book in the series usually includes a placemat that is quite unique but fairly easy to make. Easy Does It For Spring might be perfect for right now.
Or click here to see the rest of Nancy Halvorsen's books.
Remember the fork goes to the left. I have my Brownie table setting badge, you know.