Linen Placemats with Fabric Offcuts

Here’s a great project to undertake with your beautiful fabric offcuts. All you need is half a metre to make four lovely placements. Or better still, a metre will make 8!

Here, I’ve used a woven linen with an Ikat design. I made a Linen Apron pattern for a class I’ll be teaching soon at Loving the Fabric on Richmond Hill. The lovely fabric was from Gay’s beautiful treasure trove at Loving the Fabric. The off-cut was 50 cms long, and the fabric was 145 cm wide.

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Divide the Fabric into four pieces measuring . Fold in half, selvedge to selvedge. Press lightly and cut down the fold. Trim the selvedge edges away, and fold in half again. Press lightly, and cut down the fold.

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You should now have four rectangles of roughly the same size.

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Start pulling away the threads from all the cut edges, one thread at a time, until the raw edges of the hem become a nice fringe.

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If the rectangles weren’t cut perfectly on the warp and weft and they’re a little wonky, don’t worry. Keep pulling threads away until the fringes of the shortest edges are 1 cm wide, and trim the edge to the same width with scissors (or you could use a rotary cutter) once you are happy with your fringe width.

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Give them a good iron, and enjoy!

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