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Sewing: Week Thirty Eight: Flower Mitered Corner Placemats

Flower Mitered Corner Placemats: 3ten.ca

Flower mitered corner placemats is this weeks sewing project. Mitered corners? What? Basically, nice clean corners that meet up. In actually, these aren’t true mitered corners, yet they are on the back side making a nice polished placemat on the right side.

For this project I struggled with keeping the fabric true and working with only it and creating a hem; or picking out a backing and simply serging them and then just top stitching. All in all, I think the extra work of hemming the placemats turned out well.

What You Need

  • 1 1/2 yards of heavy fabric
  • matching thread
  • cutting mat
  • rotary cutter
  • ruler
  • machine
  • pins
  • serger

First, pick out your fabric – if you’re going to make placemats then ensure the fabric is heavy enough to stand up to the job. Oh, and make sure it’s pretty!

Flower Mitered Corner Placemats: 3ten.ca

Use your rotary cutter, mat, and ruler to cut out the placemats. Each one is 17×17 square.

Flower Mitered Corner Placemats: 3ten.ca

Once they’re all cut I serged each edge just to keep it polished and preventing unravelling.

Flower Mitered Corner Placemats: 3ten.ca

Pin each side back 1 inch and at the corner, fold them so they meet up and make a point (or as close to a point as you can get).

Flower Mitered Corner Placemats: 3ten.ca

When you’re working with the corner, pin it from both angles.

Flower Mitered Corner Placemats: 3ten.ca

Be careful your fabric doesn’t slip when you’re raising the presser foot at the corner, otherwise you’ll end up with a slightly rounded corner like the one below.

Flower Mitered Corner Placemats: 3ten.ca

Done! Time to set the table and eat up.

Flower Mitered Corner Placemats: 3ten.ca

Flower Mitered Corner Placemats: 3ten.ca

Happy sewing!

This was a super fun project to make – I made them as a housewarming gift for my mom and the fabric was so fun. Bright colourful flowers with a neutral undertone. I wanted something that didn’t necessarily scream fall, spring, summer, or winter. What I wanted was a fabric and pattern that could hold up all year round. Mind you, these are a bit more fall, yet flowers are totally spring, so both work! Thanks for stopping by – bye!

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