DIY Placemat (for Zipper Pouches)

Hello!  I’m so happy you are here!

I have a really easy project for you.  Due to the overwhelming response I’ve had to the

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Placemat pouch tutorials, I thought you might enjoy a DIY placemat, so that you can use your own beautiful fabrics.

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This is a really easy, basic placemat.  I will show you how to add your own “cheater binding” so that you can add the pop of color around the zipper (red polka dot in the photo above).

I do recommend one change from the video.  This placemat is not quilted due to the way it is made.  Therefore, I would highly recommend adding Heat N Bond Craft Interfacing to the lining.  In the tutorial I show you how to add the fusible fleece to the outer fabric.  I recommend using both the fusible fleece on the outer and the interfacing on the lining.  This will provide a stiffer, crisper pouch.

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I also linked a video to bind the placemat around all four sides in case you really want to use this as a binded placemat.  You can absolutely leave it with no binding as well.  A lot of different options for a lot of different looks.

Are you ready for the tutorial?

Products used in Video:

Heat n Bond Fusible Fleece: http://shrsl.com/w3d5

OPTIONAL:
HeatnBond Extra Firm Fusible Interfacing: http://shrsl.com/ukgy
Heatnbond Extra Firm Fusible Interfacing (Amazon Link):
https://amzn.to/2pYt66F
Pilot Frixion Fushion Pens: https://amzn.to/2DP2usR
Wonderclips: https://amzn.to/2pDfDQI
3” Quilting Ruler: https://amzn.to/2I1RICc
Singer Quantum Sewing Machine: http://amzn.to/2IxpErn

Disclaimer:  Links above are affiliate links.  By clicking on these links I may make some change at no cost to you.  Some products may have been provided to me by vendors, however, all opinions and reviews are strictly my own.

How to bind a quilt: https://youtu.be/cGOIAnc0_M4

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Measurements:
(2) pieces of fabric 15 x 20″ (My fabrics are from Joanns)
(1) piece of fusible fleece 14 x 19″ – Linked above
(1) piece of interfacing 14 x 19 (OPTIONAL) – Linked above

 

Placemat Pouch Version 3

Hello and welcome!  Today I have ANOTHER placemat project for you.  These placemat projects have had an enormous following and I could not be happier about it.  They are so quick and easy to put together and the hard part (the quilting) is already done for you!

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Today, we are making this upright version.  This could be perfect for a make up bag, a lunch bag, an “essentials” travel bag or even just a cute tote or pouch for storage.

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The boxy shape and raised zipper make it extra roomy and easy to get in.

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I lined this one with Thermoweb Iron On Vinyl which gives the inside a wipeable, waterproof lining.  The handle uses Thermoweb Extra Firm Fusible Interfacing to give it extra sturdiness and durability. IMPORTANT NOTE: handle interfacing should be cut to 2″ x 14″, not 4″ x 14″ as stated in video. All of the correct measurements are in the video description.

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I think these are a fun edition to the Placemat Zipper Pouch (Version 1), the placemat wallet, the placemat basket and the placemat square pouch (Pictured below).

Ready for the tutorial (you knew I had one ready for you!):

Fabric Baskets from a Placemat – Easiest Project EVER!

Hello again!  I seem to have a thing for placemats recently.  Today, I am showing you my latest creation and it is Simply THE EASIEST PROJECT EVER!

Placemat basket-17ΩTadaa!!!!  I mean… how cute is that and I literally two of them in less than 10 minutes!  I’m not exaggerating!

Placemat basket-1The best part?  Is this is a perfect project for beginner sewist (like me) and, even those who are masters.  Who doesn’t need an extra Catchall in the kids room, the bathroom or almost anywhere?

Placemat basket-9I have 5 balls of yard, plus some pom poms in this one.

Placemat basket-14I think the pom poms look so cute folded down like this, but you can leave them up and it’s super cute like that as well and gives you even more room.  I made a few others (you can see them in the video).  Endless possiblities.

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Oh, did I mention… this was made from a $3.47 Pioneer Woman Placemat at Walmart!  Yep… it’s that easy!

Ready to make one?  Here’s your tutorial!  Have fun and don’t forget to tag me on social media so I can see yours!!