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Burlap Placemat and Napkin Ring




Burlap Placemat and Napkin Ring
Add a rustic touch to your table with placemats and napkin rings fashioned from trendy burlap fabric and natural jute trims – so easy!

Materials Needed:

Will make two placemats and two napkin rings

Placemat Directions:

  1. Mark and cut two pieces of burlap fabric, each measuring 22" long by 18" wide.
  2. Using a narrow zig-zag stitch, machine stitch one row 1" away from each long edge. The stitching will prevent the fabric from raveling after the fringe is pulled.
  3. Pull threads on long edges only to form fringe; stop pulling when you reach the stitching.
  4. Cut four lengths of jute braid, each measuring 20" long. Cut eight lengths of ribbon, each measuring 20" long.
  5. Thread the ribbon through the braid as shown in photo – you will have two rows of ribbon for each length of braid.
  6. Place one length of braid on one short edge of placemat, placing it so that the outer edge of the braid is 1-1/2" away from the cut edge of the burlap fabric. Turn under raw edges at the base of the fringe on both fringed edges. Pin in place.
  7. Using a straight stitch, machine stitch the braid to the placemat, stitching close to the edge of the braid.
  8. When you reach the corner, keep the needle down and raise the presser foot to pivot at the corner. Stitch the folded edge down, and continue pivoting and stitching the braid in place until all edges are secured.
  9. Repeat Steps 6-8 for other side of placemat.
  10. Pull threads on short edges of placemat to form fringe; stop pulling when you reach the braid.

Napkin Ring Directions:

  1. Cut remaining jute braid into two 8" lengths. Cut remaining ribbon into four 8" lengths.
  2. Thread ribbon through jute braid as in Placemat Instructions Step 5.
  3. With WRONG sides together, bring the two ends of the trim together to form a loop. Pin in place.
  4. Using a wide zig-zag stitch, machine stitch the loop closed in a 3/8" seam, back stitching at the ends to secure. Press seam to one side and turn napkin ring RIGHT side out.
  5. Cut two strips from remaining burlap fabrics, each measuring 2" wide by 6" long.
  6. Using a long machine stitch, place a row of gathering stitches up the center of each strip. Pull threads from the long edges of strips to form fringe; stop pulling just before you reach the stitching.
  7. Pull up gathering stitches as tightly as possible, spreading out fringe. Tie the ends of the thread together tightly and trim off, forming a chrysanthemum-type rosette.
  8. Hand-tack rosette to napkin ring as shown in photo.
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