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Tropical Metallic Table Mats

Project by Paula Milner, The Crafty Lass

Totally tropical fabrics to make fun table mats ready to adorn your table!






Tape Measure

Fabric scissors

Sewing machine

Pins & Needle

Iron and ironing board


1. Choose your fabrics.

Select which fabrics you would like! These are a fine cotton fabric but, you could use any style or weight of fabric that you wanted to use. I have chosen bright plain fabrics to contrast the front patterns, but you could of course do coordinating if you would like! Press, if required.

2. Measure

For each table mat you will need 3 pieces of fabric 15cm x 30cm for the front, and 1 piece 42cm x 30cm for the back. You will also need 1 piece of wadding cutting 42cm x 30cm.

3. Sew – Front

Place two of your 15 x 30cm pieces, right sides together and using a simple running stitch and a 1cm seam allowance, sew down the longer length. Place the 3rd piece of 15cm x 30cm on to this piece now constructed piece and also sew again down the longer length so you have 3 panels sewn together in a row. I have chosen to have the same fabric at either edge, and a contrast stripe down the middle.

4. Construct

Lay your 3 panel front piece, right side up, followed by your back piece, and then a piece of the wadding. Using a 0.5 seam allowance, sew all the way around the edge, leaving a gap for turning out. Snip off the very edge of the corners which will help with turning out.

5. Turn Out

Turn out and press.

6. Final Sew

Using a 1cm seam allowance sew all the way around the edge, using a plain or decorative stitch if you would like! Secure your threads. Repeat with as many table mats as you would like, in either coordinating or contrasting colours and patterns.

Et voila! Tropical Metallic Table Mat… Enjoy!

The Crafty Lass®

Made by Paula Milner for The Craft Cotton Company 2021


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