Denim Placemats

Denim Pocket Placemats

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.


Transform old jeans into a brand new set of placemats! A handy pocket provides the perfect place for silverware or a napkin; the durable fabric means it's fabulous for outdoor dining, too.
 


Project Needs & Notes

- Pair of old jeans (this example uses an adult size, and the legs are 9" wide at the knee)
- 1/2 yard cotton fabric (for back)
- Medium-weight (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
- Air-erase pen for marking
- Temporary spray adhesive (Gunold's KK100)
- Heavy sewing thread
- Seam ripper

The designs used in this tutorial include D4461, Poppy Spray and D4463, Poppy Accent.


Finished Size:

19 1/4" x 14 1/4"

This project was featured in the following:
All About Denim Lookbook


Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Use a seam ripper to remove one of the back pockets from the jeans.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

A template is a printout of a design, and it's an excellent tool to plan where to stitch.

Print a template of the design from your embroidery software.

If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is
a free program to use.

Place the printed template on the front of the pocket, centered.

Mark the center point on the denim, as well as the vertical and horizontal axis lines. These lines help to hoop the fabric straight.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Cut a piece of cutaway stabilizer a bit larger than your hoop.

Spray the stabilizer with temporary adhesive. 

Smooth the pocket on top of the stabilizer. Draw to extend the axis lines on the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Hoop the stabilizer, and as much of the pocket as you can, lining up the marks on the fabric with the marks on the hoop.

You may find that not all of the pocket can be hooped. The temporary spray adhesive will help hold the pocket in place while embroidering.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Attach the hoop to the machine and load the design. 

Move the hoop so that the needle is directly over the center point on the fabric. 

Embroider the design. A 75/11 or size 11 sharp sewing needle is a good choice when embroidering on denim.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

After embroidering, trim the excess stabilizer away from the back.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

The next step is to cut the legs of the jeans for the placemat.

Begin by trimming off the bottom hems.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Measure and mark 20 inches up each leg starting at the bottom corners.

Draw a line to connect the marks, then cut along the line through both layers of fabric.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Cut the leg open along one of the side seams. 

Trim off the seams leaving two pieces of fabric.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Lay the fabric pieces, right sides facing, with the long sides aligned. 

Pin in place and sew a 1/2" seam along the pinned edge only.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Lay the fabric wrong side up and press the back seam with an iron. 

Cut the fabric so it's 20" x 15".

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

The next step is to attach the pocket to the panel.

Place the pocket on whichever side you'd like, but align the top edge of the pocket with the center seam of the front panel.

The outer edge of the pocket should be at least 3/4" from the edge of the fabric. 

Pin in place.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Using heavy sewing thread, sew the pocket in place by following the original seam paths.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Next, embroider more designs onto the panel.

Print templates of designs, as you did before, and arrange them on the placemat panel.

Mark the center points of the designs, as well as the vertical and horizontal axis lines.

Hoop with cutaway stabilizer,
and embroider each design.

After embroidering, trim the excess stabilizer away from the back.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

To prepare the back panel of the placemat, lay the cotton fabric right side up. Lay the front panel on top, right sides facing.

Pin in place. Cut around the shape.

Sew a 1/4" seam around the long sides and the short end with the pocket. Leave the remaining short end open for turning.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Turn the placemat right side out and press the seams.

Then, turn the open end in 1/2". Press, and pin.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Top stitch a 1/4" seam around the entire outer edge.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Give your dining table a creative makeover with placemats made from an old pair of jeans! They're great for outdoor tables, or for everyday use.

Denim Pocket Placemat



This project is featured on the Embroidery Library Pinterest page.

Pin it yourself using the "Pin It" button on this page.



Questions or comments? Let us know! Send an email to us; the address is stitch@emblibrary.com.
Denim Placemats

Denim Pocket Placemats

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.


Transform old jeans into a brand new set of placemats! A handy pocket provides the perfect place for silverware or a napkin; the durable fabric means it's fabulous for outdoor dining, too.
 


Project Needs & Notes

- Pair of old jeans (this example uses an adult size, and the legs are 9" wide at the knee)
- 1/2 yard cotton fabric (for back)
- Medium-weight (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
- Air-erase pen for marking
- Temporary spray adhesive (Gunold's KK100)
- Heavy sewing thread
- Seam ripper

The designs used in this tutorial include D4461, Poppy Spray and D4463, Poppy Accent.


Finished Size:

19 1/4" x 14 1/4"

This project was featured in the following:
All About Denim Lookbook


Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Use a seam ripper to remove one of the back pockets from the jeans.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

A template is a printout of a design, and it's an excellent tool to plan where to stitch.

Print a template of the design from your embroidery software.

If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is
a free program to use.

Place the printed template on the front of the pocket, centered.

Mark the center point on the denim, as well as the vertical and horizontal axis lines. These lines help to hoop the fabric straight.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Cut a piece of cutaway stabilizer a bit larger than your hoop.

Spray the stabilizer with temporary adhesive. 

Smooth the pocket on top of the stabilizer. Draw to extend the axis lines on the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Hoop the stabilizer, and as much of the pocket as you can, lining up the marks on the fabric with the marks on the hoop.

You may find that not all of the pocket can be hooped. The temporary spray adhesive will help hold the pocket in place while embroidering.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Attach the hoop to the machine and load the design. 

Move the hoop so that the needle is directly over the center point on the fabric. 

Embroider the design. A 75/11 or size 11 sharp sewing needle is a good choice when embroidering on denim.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

After embroidering, trim the excess stabilizer away from the back.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

The next step is to cut the legs of the jeans for the placemat.

Begin by trimming off the bottom hems.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Measure and mark 20 inches up each leg starting at the bottom corners.

Draw a line to connect the marks, then cut along the line through both layers of fabric.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Cut the leg open along one of the side seams. 

Trim off the seams leaving two pieces of fabric.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Lay the fabric pieces, right sides facing, with the long sides aligned. 

Pin in place and sew a 1/2" seam along the pinned edge only.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Lay the fabric wrong side up and press the back seam with an iron. 

Cut the fabric so it's 20" x 15".

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

The next step is to attach the pocket to the panel.

Place the pocket on whichever side you'd like, but align the top edge of the pocket with the center seam of the front panel.

The outer edge of the pocket should be at least 3/4" from the edge of the fabric. 

Pin in place.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Using heavy sewing thread, sew the pocket in place by following the original seam paths.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Next, embroider more designs onto the panel.

Print templates of designs, as you did before, and arrange them on the placemat panel.

Mark the center points of the designs, as well as the vertical and horizontal axis lines.

Hoop with cutaway stabilizer,
and embroider each design.

After embroidering, trim the excess stabilizer away from the back.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

To prepare the back panel of the placemat, lay the cotton fabric right side up. Lay the front panel on top, right sides facing.

Pin in place. Cut around the shape.

Sew a 1/4" seam around the long sides and the short end with the pocket. Leave the remaining short end open for turning.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Turn the placemat right side out and press the seams.

Then, turn the open end in 1/2". Press, and pin.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Top stitch a 1/4" seam around the entire outer edge.

Free project instructions to create denim placemats.

Give your dining table a creative makeover with placemats made from an old pair of jeans! They're great for outdoor tables, or for everyday use.

Denim Pocket Placemat

This project is featured on the Embroidery Library Pinterest page.

Pin it yourself using the "Pin It" button on this page.



Questions or comments? Let us know! Send an email to us; the address is stitch@emblibrary.com.
Copyright (C) Embroidery Library Inc 2016. All rights reserved.
Like this page? Send it to a friend!
Friend's Email:
Your Name:               

Size: 9.42 x 5.01 (239.2 x 127.2 mm)
Stitch count: 23833 Price: $4.99

 
Size: 6.87 x 3.66 (174.5 x 92.9 mm)
Stitch count: 16944 Price: $4.49


Size: 3.48 x 3.66 (88.4 x 93.0 mm)
Stitch count: 9715 Price: $3.99

 
Size: 5.04 x 9.45 (128.0 x 240.0 mm)
Designs in Pack: 12 Price: $16.97


Size: 3.66 x 6.89 (93.0 x 175.0 mm)
Designs in Pack: 12 Price: $16.97

 
Size: 4.69 x 9.43 (119.1 x 239.5 mm)
Designs in Pack: 9 Price: $14.97


Size: 3.87 x 7.80 (98.3 x 198.1 mm)
Designs in Pack: 9 Price: $14.97

 
Size: 3.42 x 6.87 (86.9 x 174.5 mm)
Designs in Pack: 9 Price: $14.97


Size: 2.17 x 3.87 (55.1 x 98.3 mm)
Designs in Pack: 9 Price: $14.97

 
Size: 5.85 x 9.38 (148.6 x 238.3 mm)
Designs in Pack: 14 Price: $19.97


Size: 4.84 x 6.45 (122.9 x 163.8 mm)
Designs in Pack: 12 Price: $16.97

 
Size: 3.88 x 3.86 (98.6 x 98.0 mm)
Designs in Pack: 6 Price: $9.97


Size: 5.91 x 9.40 (150.1 x 238.8 mm)
Designs in Pack: 14 Price: $19.97

 
Size: 4.90 x 6.58 (124.5 x 167.1 mm)
Designs in Pack: 12 Price: $16.97


Size: 3.87 x 3.85 (98.3 x 97.8 mm)
Designs in Pack: 6 Price: $9.97

 

    TRUSTe online privacy certification  
 
Copyright (C) Embroidery Library Inc 2016. All rights reserved.