Vintage Lace Place Setting

Materials

  • 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

Tools

  • Sewing machine and thread
  • C&T Publishing fast2fuse Interfacing, 2”x8”
  • Iron and pressing surface
  • Sewing needle and thread

Basic Supplies

scissors, pins, ruler, pencil

Directions

Note

  • 1. Use 1/4” seam allowance for all machine stitching.

Placemat

  • 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.

Napkin

  • 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
Vintage Lace Place Setting
Vintage Lace Place Setting