Brand No-Sew Placemats For Your Staged Dining Table

Here's a DIY tabletop projection anyone could
have fun amongst. You just weave strips of felt inward your
option of colors through a rectangle of felt that's been sliced.
No-Sew. Who doesn't dear that? Especially when the results are equally impressive as these handsome placemats.

Orange is my favorite color as well as I'1000 guessing that many people are attracted to it , since Tangerine is Color of the Year 2012.

Having or so hints of orangish -- or Tangerine if y'all want to get all fancy with names -- will pass your dwelling or so warmth.

And a touch on of trendiness too , because allow'second face up it: y'all didn't encounter Tangerine inward the color palettes of the fourscore'second , ninety'sec , or 00's.

I chose shades of tawny brownish , gilded , in addition to pumpkin to brand these placemats expect autumnal.

That'sec another matter to love about oranges. They're "inward flavor" immediately that summer'sec over.

These mats are made of felt. Felt doesn't call for hemming. And felt comes inward oodles of pretty colors. Also , felt is relatively inexpensive , as fabrics get.

What You Need

These materials volition brand 4 mats.

  • Felt by the 1000 , virtually half a yard  
  • Felt by the slice , 12 pieces , every bit many unlike colors equally y'all similar. I used three colors.  
  • Scissors , good abrupt ones
  • Rotary cutter in addition to self healing cutting mat (optional) 
  • Marking pen for material
  • Metal yardstick
  • Fabric gum

How to Do

Cut the 9- by 12-inch squares into ane one/four-inch wide strips , 12 inches long. You tin function 
pair of scissors or a rotary cutter like this. It'sec important to brand directly , even cuts or the mats 
will wait similar a summertime camp craft projection! If using pair of scissors , proceed the bottom blade flat 
against the function surface , too make small-scale cut motions rather than trying to 
continue a directly job past cutting alongside 1 long motion.  

Next , cutting a slice of felt the size of a placemat. My piece measured sixteen past thirteen inches.
Work inwards expert lighting , have your fourth dimension , too go on the edges clean together with abrupt. I used
a rotary cutter alongside my self-healing cut mat , but scissors volition work about
also. This background piece will act like a loom for your woven placemat.

Fold the placemat inwards half lengthwise , as well as pin it along the cut edges to concur them inwards home. 
Using the material mark , mark lines crosswise at ane i/four -inch intervals. Leave an 
uncut border at both ends as well as along the lengthwise edges , as shown. 

Cut on the lines you lot marked , ending the cuts evenly on the lengthwise occupation. 

This is what your felt placemat volition look like when it is unpinned and opened. 
This piece right away provides the "weft" or the crosswise strips for weaving , held in place 
past the perimeter , which serves similar the loom. The colored strips of felt 
will render the "warp" or the lengthwise strips.

Begin weaving your start strip of felt upwardly and downward through the crosswise strips of felt. 
It won't go all the way to the cease , but we'll piece it in addition to gum it too it won't demonstrate from the forepart.    

Cut a slice of felt long plenty to finish the row with an inch to spare for overlapping and adjusting. 
If you similar , yous can alter the colour of whatsoever strip for a dissimilar look , fifty-fifty midway across the mat.  

Overlap the pieces in addition to press alongside your fingers to concord in home temporarily. 

Start the side by side row with a different colour. Don't bother to foursquare upwardly the ends. 
You can do that when all the felt strips are inward home.  Keep the mat flat too resist the temptation
to flip it over to examine it. Working on a board that tin can be rotated makes it easier.

Once all the placemat is covered alongside strips of felt , use a material mucilage like Liquid Stitch 
to bring together the strips that were pieced together. Keep all these glued connections 
on one side of the placemat , which will be the back of the mat. 
You tin can slide the strips to the left as well as right to suit the placement of the 
glued overlap , and and so trim back off whatever felt strips on the 2 outside edges to brand them all fifty-fifty. 

  Let the glue dry for 24 hours. Flip the placemat over as well as admire your finished product. 
You volition notice felt rattling forgiving too pleasant to go alongside. 

Although I more often than not propose against setting a tabular array inward the staged domicile alongside real cutlery
because it is likewise tempting for people to pocket it , I discovered these 
disposable silverware sets that don't expect similar disposables , at the dollar store. 
They are and then lightweight that if anyone picks i upward , he'll at once realize it is plastic 
too leave it in that location. If he takes it , well , one dollar buys yous iv three-piece settings!  

I staged this tabletop for an autumn Open House , just by changing the colors , you can brand vacation or spring or birthday or picnic or wedding or whatever occasion placemats. The Liquid Stitch didn't stand upwards to washing , so unfortunately these mats aren't for ongoing use. A stain in addition to H2O repellant similar Scotchgard tin extend their life , simply basically , the placemats are suitable for staging or express role entirely.

A bare tabular array inwards a staged abode normally begs for around ornamentation. Why not phase your tabletops to make people touring your abode run into that y'all're tuned inward to the changing seasons , together with that yous relish living in your dwelling house?

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