Vintage Lace Place Setting
Flea market fabric finds and lace odds and ends create a nostalgic place setting for your summer afternoon tea or brunch party.
- Linen fabric, 12”x13”
- Backing fabric, 11-1/2”x17-1/2”
- Felt, 12”x13”
- Coordinating fabric, 2-1/2”x11-1/2”, two
- Fabric squares (napkin), 14-1/2”, two
- Linen fabric (napkin ring), 4-1/2”x8-1/2”
- Button (napkin ring)
- White lace scraps, assorted widths and lengths
scissors, pins, ruler, pencil
- Sewing machine and thread
- C&T Publishing fast2fuse Interfacing, 2”x8”
- Iron and pressing surface
- Sewing needle and thread
- 1. sizes: placemat, 11”x17”; napkin, 14-1/2” square; napkin ring, 4-1/2”
- 1. Use 1/4” seam allowance for all machine stitching.
- 1. Pin 13” linen rectangle onto felt rectangle. Pin lace pieces across linen/felt rectangle; machine sew in place.
- 2. With right sides facing, machine sew one 2-1/2” coordinating fabric panel to each side of linen/felt rectangle, creating front of placemat. Press seams open.
- 3. With right sides facing, machine sew fabric backing to front of placemat, leaving 3” opening to turn right side out. Trim corners.
- 4. Turn placemat right side out. Press well with iron. Slip stitch opening closed using needle and thread.
- 5. Machine topstitch 1/8” from edge of finished placemat.
- 1. With right sides facing, machine stitch 14-1/2” squares together, leaving 2” opening to turn right side out.
- 2. Clip corners and turn right side out. Press well with iron. Slip stitch opening closed using needle and thread.
- 3. Machine topstitch 1/8” from finished edge of napkin.
- Napkin Ring
- 1. Following manufacturer’s instructions, fuse linen fabric to front and back of fast2fuse interfacing. Fold in edges and press well with iron.
- 2. Pin lace pieces to linen. Machine stitch to secure lace.
- 3. Randomly machine stitch more straight lines across linen for added decoration.
- 4. Roll napkin ring into cylinder shape. Use needle and thread to hand sew button on cylinder to secure. Insert napkin through ring.
by Rebekah Meier