I shared the how-to for the spider place mat here if you missed it!
Today I'm going to give you run down on the pumpkin place mat. I thought this one was SO cute!
- Cut out (2) pieces of white fabric to 15.25x15.25 inches (or use whatever measurements fit your table the best)
- Cut out (1) piece of tear away fabric stabilizer 15.25x15.25 inches (this will keep your fabric from puckering and moving as you applique)
- Cut out pumpkin piece (see pattern below)
- Cut out pumpkin stem (see pattern below)
- Transfer the "lines" onto the cut out pumpkin with a pencil, pen, chalk, etc. These lines will be your guide when you applique. (hopefully you can see the lines I drew on the picture below)
- If you want lettering, cut out letters. (I used my Cricut to cut out my letters, but there are a variety of ways to do lettering.)
- Lay the fabric stabilizer under your white fabric, and then pin the pumpkin in place.
- Applique the pumpkin to your fabric by satin stitching all edges.
- Applique along all the transferred lines to give your pumpkin a more realistic look-should look like this:
- Pin stem to the pumpkin, and applique all edges with a satin stitch.
- If you are using lettering, pin the letters to your fabric, and satin stitch all edges. (using heat n bond to attach your letters is another way of doing it; I have used both methods)
- Pin remaining piece of white fabric to the piece with the appliques on it. (RIGHT sides together)
- Straight stitch all four edges, leaving a small hole to turn the fabric right side out.
- Turn fabric right side out and press with an iron.
- Top stitch around all four edges.
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