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25+ Free & Crafty Placemat Patterns: {Sew & No-Sew}

Here’s a great bunch of placemat tutorials and patterns that you can make to protect the kitchen table, most are for sewing but there’s a nice selection of no-sew versions as well. Everything’s in this bunch, easy to wipe laminated or oilcloth mats, quilted mats, patchwork, appliques, easy felt mats and more (even some just for kids). Enjoy!


Pretty Placemats [1]: Made with fabric pieces lined with batting and trimmed with ric-rac, embellishments glued on.

Quilted [2]: Beautiful design that’s a great project for beginner quilters. Free pdf pattern download.



Quilted [3]: Made with fabric pieces and lined with cotton batting and finished with binding tape. Also shows how to make a pretty potholder with the same method.

Reversible Oilcloth [4]: Both sew and no-sew methods (using fabric glue). Makes 4 placemats using oilcloth and edges finished with pinking shears.



Woven T-shirt Strips [5]: No sewing involved. Made with strips of t-shirt fabric and woven together with a diy cardboard loom.

Quilted Jelly Roll [6]: 4 placemats made with 13 jelly rolls (for the top), binding and trimmed with ric-rac. Lined with binding and backed with fabric.



Easy Patchwork [7]: Quick and easy project made with three different fabric prints and medium weight batting.

Quilted Holiday [8]: Three fun Christmas patterns, choose from applique themes of bells, mittens and stars. Each has a free pdf pattern download.



Decorative Felt [9]: Made with wool felt and edges finished in a zig-zag stitch.

Take Along Placemat [10]: Cotton fabric print for top and bottom and padded with felt inbetween. Features individual pockets for utensils and fabric ties to roll up.



Patchwork [11]: Made with linen fabric for front, quilter’s cotton for the back and lined with cotton fleece.

Burlap Apple [12]: No-sew! These are made by painting on the apple design (with fabric paint) and gluing on the fabric leaf. Edges are finished by pulling threads for a fringe.



With Pocket & Napkin [13]: Ribbon & button feature on back (to roll-up and go).

Trapezoid Shaped [14]: Sewing tutorial. This design allows the mats to fit nicely around a round kitchen table. You’ll find a similar pattern here: Round Table Wedge Mats [15].



Woven Felt [16]: No-sew project, easy to make! Made with wool flannel and felt and washable fabric glue.

Simple [17]: Made with heavy-weight cotton or canvas, two pieces sewn together finished with a nice double-stitched edging. Sample size is for kids but easy to adjust for grownups.



Chalkcloth & Oil Cloth [18]: Pretty oilcloth on top then the back is chalkcloth for the kiddos to flip over and write on with chalk. Neat idea!

Traveling Placemat Tutorial [19]: Pockets for utensils, kid-friendly dishes and napkins and features fabric ties. Great for picnics.



Place Mats Tutorial [20]: Fabric amounts given for making 6 placemats, made with quilting cotton (or other fabric), cheap & thick interfacing and bias tape binding.

Reversible Laminated Fabric [21]: No-sew. Fuse fabric to interfacing & then laminate over top so they are wipeable.



Groovy Grocery Bag Placemats [22]: Learn how to stitch plastic bags together patchwork-style and then fuse them to felt.

Design Roll [23]: Quilted with assorted fabric strips 2.5″ wide, fabric for backing and heavy weight fusible interfacing, finished with bias tape binding.



Doodle Dinner Mats [24]: Four different designs to print then get laminated: tic-tac-toe, story of my day, place setting, and what I liked today (for kids).

Gingham [25]: Tutorial for a quick & easy placemat using a colorful gingham fabric (for both sides), lined with fusible batting or fleece and topstitched around the border.



Punched Floral [26]: Punch petals from colorful fabric with a matching set in fusible webbing then apply to linen mats with an iron.

Modern [27]: Each placemat requires forty pyramids to complete
the top. The pyramids are a mix of contrasting colors and a single neutral to act as a background.



Scrappy Rainbow [28]: A quilted patchwork design in prints of two different colors (back is solid).

Quilted Mat [29]: Features rounded corners, finished size measures approximately 17.5″ x 13.5″.



Ruffled [30]: Three layers of ruffles around the edge, circle-shaped. Sewing experience noted as “Intermediate”.

With Coaster Set [31]: Nice and thick made with a variation of the grit stitch, make with matching coasters (pattern provided).



Charming [32]: A great stashbuster, one charm pack (of 40) will yield three of these.