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DIY Thanksgiving Pumpkin Patch Placemat

Turn inexpensive fabric placemats into whimsical ones for Thanksgiving dinner with a few simple steps!

Dress up your Thanksgiving table with adorable DIY placemats! Various fabric scraps keeps each one from looking just alike, plus, there is no need for perfection with the reverse applique technique.

  • Fabric placemats
  • Scrap fabric
  • Pumpkin template
  • Disappearing ink pen
  • Scissors
  • Utility knife
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread


Step 1: Cut out pumpkins from the pumpkin template.

Step 2: Trace the pumpkin onto the back of your fabric placemat.

Step 3: Use a utility knife to make a small cut on the stem of each pumpkin, and finish cutting them out with scissors.

Step 4: Place fabric scraps behind the openings attaching with straight pins.

Step 5: Turn the placemat over, and use a simple straight stitch to sew around each pumkin shape.

Step 6: If you like, use any leftover fabric to make napkins that match your new placemat.

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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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