The best way to customize items for your home is to make them yourself. Even simple DIYs can transform areas of your home to something beautiful. These burlap place mats have a pretty fabric pocket that holds your flatware for a lovely tablescape. Burlap is inexpensive, easy to work with, and goes with a wide variety of decorating styles-making it a perfect background for a patterned fabric customized to match your home. They soften and warm up a table for brunches, showers, weddings, Thanksgiving, or Christmas. Choose a fabric that matches your home or use a seasonal fabric to set the holiday mood for your guests.
DIY Burlap Placemats With a Silverware Pocket
- Duck cloth
- Sewing machine/thread
Press burlap if needed, use the steam setting and spray lightly with water to remove set in creases.
Cut burlap into rectangles that are 12″ x 18″.
Sew a seam all the way around 1/4″ to 1/2″ away from edge. You can use a thread color that blends in or creates a little bit of contrast for your seam.
Pull threads all they way around that are on the outside of your seam to fray slightly.
Cut a 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ rectangle from duck cloth, press down a 1/4″ seam and sew all the way around.
Lay out burlap so the 19″ side runs horizotally in front of you and place pocket in the bottom left corner, 1 ” from right edge and 1″ up from bottom edge, sew on three sides.
Trim off all excess threads. Your placemats are ready to dress up your table for any occasion.