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Sew A Picnic Set

Sew a tablecloth, napkins, and placemats

https://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/sew-a-picnic-set • Posted by Erin Weisbart

This great tablecloth, napkin, and placemat set is perfect for a picnic but it can pretty-up a kitchen table and also makes a great gift.

You will need

Project Budget
Free

Time

1 h 00

Difficulty

Pretty Easy
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Description

This great tablecloth, napkin, and placemat set is perfect for a picnic but it can pretty-up a kitchen table and also makes a great gift.

Instructions

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    For the tablecloth, cut it into the largest square that you can cut. Fabrics differ in widths, usually ranging from 45″-60″, sometimes larger for upholstery fabrics. Measure the width of the fabric from selvedge to selvedge and then cut that length of the fabric. I like to cut square napkins at 15″ x 15″ and placemats at 19″ x13″.

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    To sew the tablecloth, placemat, or napkin, fold over every edge by 1/4″ and iron down. Then fold the folded edge over another time and iron down. Sew the edge down. Voila! It’s really that easy. The dimensions that you cut for each item are 1″ smaller in length and width than the finished dimensions because you lose 1/2″ of fabric on each edge to make these finished edges.

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    I like to use all cotton or linen fabrics because I like natural fibers and because they iron crisply. Look for upholstery fabrics for the tablecloth, bottom weight fabrics for the placemats, and blouse weight fabrics for the napkins.