How to Make a Rainbow Placemat
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How to Make a Rainbow Placemat

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1 hr +

Add colourful details to your table with these fun rainbow placemats! Perfect for Pride Month, the inclusive placemats are a great way to enjoy colourful table décor inspired by the occasion. They’ll look great on the table all year round, too.

Coordinate with a matching table runner to add even more bright, celebratory table décor!

Project and instructions by Paula Milner.

Find out how to make the matching table runner >

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How to make

Step 1

Select, measure and cut out your fabrics. For each table mat you will need:

- Each rainbow stripe (I used 10 different colours) 3cm x 32cm

- 2 x front side cream pieces 15cm x 32cm

- 1 piece for the cream back 32cm x 48cm

Step 2

Using a 0.5cm seam allowance, sew the central rainbow strips together in rainbow ‘order’ – or however you like, using a simple running stitch.

Step 3

You might find it easier to sew each strip by pressing the rainbow as you go along.

Step 4

Continue until all the rainbow stripes are sewn together.

Step 5

Press the rainbow.

Step 6

Sew a side piece to each side of the central rainbow.

Step 7

Place the back piece on to the front piece right sides together.

Step 8

Leaving a 1cm seam allowance, sew all the way around the edge leaving enough room to turn out the right way before pressing.

Step 9

Using a 0.5cm seam allowance, sew all the way around the edge to finish and secure your threads. You could use a decorative stitch if you would like!

Et voila! Rainbow mat: done!

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