Saturday, October 5, 2013

Placemat Apron...Great Holiday Hostess Gift

Hi Everyone! With all the holidays coming up in the next few months, this is the best time to start making little things to keep tucked away for last minute gift ideas.

I had a few placemats left over from other projects I've made in the past, so I thought I would share another idea for a quick sew apron using one placemat!

These projects are my favorite, because they are semi homemade with the placemat already sewn for you. With just a few lines of straight stitching, you can make these quick and easy gifts too!!


placemat apron

Come on in to see how easy...

One rectangle placemat.

placemat apron

Fold up lower edge to desired pocket depth.

placemat apron

If you want to add trim to the pocket edge, you must do this first.

placemat apron

Pin the raw edge of trim to the back side of placemat.

placemat apron


placemat apron

Sew trim on with straight stitch. 

placemat apron

Now that your trim is attached, fold up the lower edge again and pin the 2 sides.

placemat apron


placemat apron

You can also decide how many pockets you want. One line of stitching in the middle for 2 pockets and 2 lines of stitching will give you 3 pockets.

placemat apron


placemat apron

Before you sew the seams, pin on the apron ties. I cut my ribbon about 30 inches long for each.

placemat apron

Fold over the raw edge 1/4 inch twice.

placemat apron

Now place the ribbon in each upper corner of the apron.

placemat apron

Have the folded edge of the ribbon facing the back of the placemat.

placemat apron

Pin to the back side of the apron.

placemat apron

Now sew your side seams from the top to the bottom on each side, catching the ribbon for the ties in the seam. Also sew the seams for your pockets too.

placemat apron

Done!!

placemat apron

For a great hostess gift for the holidays, add baking extract or spices, measuring spoons, whisk and some hot pads.

placemat apron

These aprons are great for anyone...


  • Children...add paint supplies, crafts or little toys.
  • Quilting friends...add rotary cutter, thread etc.
  • Dads too...add packages of screws and some tools.


Hope you can make lots of these too. You'll be happy when you have that emergency gift supply ready for the holidays.

Thanks for stopping by!!
~Karen~

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7 comments:

  1. Adorable!! Are you able to tell me the original dimensions of the placemat? Thanks!

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  2. Great idea and use for those placemats!

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  3. Great little project. "Pinned" it!

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