Easy Woven Jute Placemats will take you about 1 or 2 hours to make. The longest part of making these placemats is the cutting!
I love the look of burlap and jute. I think it has a wonderful rustic look and I find it to blend in with many different styles. Of course, if you love Shabby Chic or French Country, then you love burlap. The jute that was used in these placemats is actually furniture webbing!
Furniture webbing can be found in many places. I found mine at Joann Fabrics, but you can also find it at Amazon. The nice thing about purchasing it at Joann Fabric is that I can pick it up when I need it. The bad thing is, you often are limited to red or black. Red is the color I see most often. Of course, you can use your coupon and get it at a really good price (regular price is about $1.50 per yard).
Amazon carries Jute Webbing in Blue, Black and Red. I love that I can find various colors. Having more than one color choice means you can make these placemats fit your decor.
Are you ready to make these great placemats? Here is how to make 4 of these great placemats.
- 15 – 20 yards of Jute Webbing
- Sewing Machine
- Cotton Thread of matching or contrasting color
First, you need to cut your webbing. I used a rotary cutter at first and then decided to use my Gingher Scissors. I cut each piece a little longer than I needed it to be and then trimmed the ends when I was finishsed sewing.
Each placemat will require 4 pieces that are about 18 inches long (these are the width strips) and 5 strips that are about 15 inches long. Remember, you will be trimming them when you have finished sewing them.
When you have your pieces cut, lay your long strips down on the cutting mat (table). Take one of the short pieces and begin to weave it between the long sections. Make sure you pin the pieces so they don’t shift when you add the next pieces.
Continue weaving and pinning the pieces. Take the placemat to the sewing machine and sew around the edges. I used a 1/2 inch seamAt first I thought I would sew down the side of each piece of webbing, but then decided against it. I guess I was a bit lazy! You can if you you like to.
I used a matching thread color for the top, but a black thread in the bobbin. I can flip the placemat over for a different look!
I love the finished product. I can’t wait to use them at my next meal!
If you love burlap and jute as much as I do, you might also be interested in these projects:
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