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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Hobbycraft 19S Sewing Machine
Soft Grip Fabric Scissors 25cm
Dressmaking Pins 60 Pack
Hemline Metric and Imperial Tape Measure 150cm
Assorted Sewing Needles 50 Pack
Gutermann White Sew All Thread 1000m (800)
Bright Cotton Fat Quarters 5 Pack
Cotton Calico Fabric Pack 152cm x 2m
Hemline Sewing Thread 12 Pack
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
Using a 0.5cm seam allowance, sew the central rainbow strips together in rainbow ‘order’ – or however you like, using a simple running stitch.
You might find it easier to sew each strip by pressing the rainbow as you go along.
Continue until all the rainbow stripes are sewn together.
Press the rainbow.
Sew a side piece to each side of the central rainbow.
Place the back piece on to the front piece right sides together.
Leaving a 1cm seam allowance, sew all the way around the edge leaving enough room to turn out the right way before pressing.
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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