Christmas Placemat Tutorial

Updated: Nov 21, 2020

It is really hard to think of something to make with Christmas fabric that hasn't been done before. I have made stockings, bunting, advent calendars and quilts. I thought about table runners and place mats but again, I wanted something that hadn't been done before.

After some playing around with ideas and trial and error mock ups, I created this table mat with a cutlery pocket. Initially I tried doing a star block instead of the basic square but it didn't show off the fabric. The fabric stands well on its own so I have stuck to a really simple design which can be made up much quicker. The beauty of this, is that you can make it in any fabric, for any occasion or colour scheme . If you do have a favourite block design, you can use that instead.

I have have collated all my pictures to create a short video. If you are a visual learner like me and a regular sewer, it may be just enough to inspire you but the full tutorial and measurements needed are listed below.