Have a problem organizing and tidying up the placemats and coasters? Why not sew a placemat holder to store them. A plus point is that this placemat holder acts as a piece of home decor in your dining room.
After brainstorming a few placemat holder ideas, I decided to sew an awning roof design to keep my Christmas placemats and coasters tidy when not in use. I named it “Homey Coasters & Placemats Holder” since it resembles the shape of a home. It can be a piece of pretty Christmas and home decor by hanging it on a niche place to show.
Coasters & Placemat Holder
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The concept is simple, combine a clipboard with a wire clothes hanger, sew a roof awning cover and wear it down onto the hanger like the way you hang your clothes. Clip the placemats onto the clipboard and hang the coasters on the buttons of the holder. You may change the color theme to suit the festive and your placemats and coasters, even adapt the design to have your own taste.
Here are the craft supplies you need to sew this placemat holder. A half yard of Red Fabric, 17″ x 6″ of Striped fabric, a quarter yard of batting, some lace trim, buttons, a wired hanger, a clipboard, and strings. We used a sewing machine to sew this placemat holder so you will need fabric markers and other sewing essentials to do the job.
More Christmas Crafts coming up next. I begin to have more time to prepare and share more tutorials as Christmas day is approaching. So please stay tuned!
Happy Thanksgiving!!! I will be putting up my Christmas tree this weekend, decorating a Christmas tree with Christmas songs playing is one of my favorite events of the year.
- Fabric (Red) – 17″ (W) x 6″ (H), 4 pcs
- Fabric (White/Red stripe) – 17″ (W) x 6″ (H), 1 pc
- Batting – 17″ (W) x 6″ (H), 2 pcs; 17″ (W) x 3″ (H), 1 pc
- Lace – 1 1/4 yard
- Cover button (1″) – 4 pcs.
- Wire clothes hanger
- Twine or string
- White papers for pattern drafting
- Sewing machine with an appropriate presser foot
- Erasable fabric marker
- Ruler & Roller Cutter
- Blunt awl
- Pen or pencil (for pattern drafting)
- Cover button kit
MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO SEW HOMEY PLACEMATS COASTERS HOLDER
- a. Place the wire clothes hanger on a piece of white drafting paper.
b. Outline the clothes hanger then add the allowance according to them to picture.
c. Divide the bottom into 8 equal widths, draw 8 squares then curve the bottom corners to create the scallop edge roof awning trim.
d. Cut the paper pattern out.
- a. Cut fabrics and batting for each pattern. Back roof, Front Roof and Awning trim, add seam allowance for fabrics 3/8″, no seam allowance for batting.
b. For scallop awning trim, cut a rectangle batting big enough to cover the pattern; same as for fabric, rectangle shape big enough to include seam allowance.
- a. Sew the awning trim follow the pattern on the sides and scallops lines.
b. Trim off the batting close to the seam, trim fabrics to have 3/8″ seam allowance at the top and approx. 3/16″ at the scallops.
- a. Turn the awning trim right side out, smooth out the curve and corners with a blunt awl or knitting needles.
b. Topstitch near to the edge.
- Place the trim into the front roof fabrics as shown in picture. Pin in place.
- Fold the top opening seam allowance inward and pin.
- a. Sew around except the opening. I purposely sewed some of the batting edges onto the seam, this is to secure the batting in place.
b. Clip corners.
- a. Turn the front roof right side out. Adjust all corners and seam lines, smooth out the wrinkles with warm iron.
b. Repeat the same to the back roof but without the scallop trim.
- Quilt on the roof with lines then sew laces onto it.
- Assembly time….
Get ready the front and back roof pieces, the clothes hanger, and the clipboard.
- Tie clipboard to the wire hanger with string or twine or raffia. Set aside.
- Align the front and back roof pieces, topstitch both together at the edges except top opening and bottom.
- a. Assemble cover buttons with fabric and lace, get tutorial here, then sew them on the scallop trim.
I made 4 buttons since my family size is only 4 of us. You can put more buttons or share the buttons among for your coasters.
b. Wear the roof cover onto the hanger with hanger hook passing through the top opening (just like the way you hang your clothes).
- This is the look of the completed homey placemats and coasters holder, with roof awning cover and buttons.
Hold your placemats by clipping them on the clipboard and hand the coasters on the buttons.
Remark: Seam allowance 3/8″ not included.
This holder is only good for placemats that have the shortest edges that are less than 16″.
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