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I am not a sewer. I’m learning, albeit slowly, and I one day hope to feel confident in it. I just mastered the straight line so I’m going places!
In the meantime, I love fabric and hate the fact that I collect it but don’t use it. That includes all of the seriously cute Halloween fabric I have seen around stores lately (my favorite place is Hancock Fabrics!).
A few weeks ago, I saw some placemats at Dollar Tree. They had them in black, light blue, green, and red. I knew right away that I could do something fun with them so I snagged them up! Here’s how to make your own No Sew Halloween Placemats.
I also decided to use my Silhouette Machine to help me cut up some shapes. That made not sewing a cinch because they have a great fabric interfacing that allows you to iron things together. Hooray for easy!
First, I chose that fabrics that I wanted to use. Next, I followed the directions to iron the fabric to the rough side of the interfacing so that I could cut it in my Silhouette.
For the pumpkin placemat, I also measured out the background piece to fit the placemat exactly and then cut out a piece of interfacing and ironed them together. Once the pieces were all cut out, I began ironing them together. It came together quickly and easily. On the edges, I used liquid stitch to adhere some cute Halloween ribbon I found at Michaels (they are my favorite place to get ribbon).
The other placemat came together because I couldn’t choose what I wanted to do with these fabrics. They were all so cute and I wanted to showcase each one of them. So, I measured the placemat into six sections and cut the fabric pieces accordingly. Next, I cut out the interfacing to fit each piece of fabric and ironed each piece to the interfacing. To assemble it, I started at one end, ironed the piece down, and then continued across with each piece. To finish it off, I used some ribbon and liquid stitch.
These turned out so cute and were probably each around $3 to make. They would be great gifts for Christmas too! Stay tuned, because I am making some cute Thanksgiving and Christmas placemats too. It will be a great way to use up my stash of fabric (why, oh why, am I so addicted to buying fabric and paper?)