Wednesday, October 6, 2010

{Applique} Creepy Spider Place mat

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I showed you HERE what all three of my Halloween place mat designs looked like.  Check it out!

Here is the promised tutorial for how to make the Creepy Spider place mat.

  • 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 as you applique)

  • Cut out pieces of web (see pattern below)
  • Cut out spider (see pattern below)
  • Lay the fabric stabilizer under your white fabric, and then pin the web base in place.

  • Applique the web base to your fabric by satin stitching all edges.
  • Pin web "rings" to web base, and applique all edges.

  • Pin spider to white fabric, and applique around all edges using a satin stitch.

  • Hot glue silver ric rac from the web base down to the spider.

  • 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. (be careful not to melt the ric rac)

  • Top stitch around all four edges. 
  • Done!!

 Come back tomorrow to find out how to make the (Boo!) Pumpkin!

Spider Template                                                            

Web Base                                                            
Web Rings                                                            


  1. Hi there! I think these are adorable, but I have a question. You said to pin the white pieces of material together WRONG sides together. Then you said to leave a space to turn the placemat right sides out. Did I miss something?

    I'm thinking about making these for my best friend (who had the nerve to move to TN), so I am trying to understand the directions as well as possible. :)

  2. Those are really cute! And how nice that you included a pattern!

  3. Beth,
    WHOOPS!! I meant RIGHT sides together! It was late when I wrote this post!!

    you then sew all four edges, leaving a little gap to turn them right side out. Turn them right side out and press them. After pressing, top stitch all the way around the edges. You'll have nice crisp edges then! Good luck!!


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