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Embroidered Placemats

Embroidered Placemats

Embroidered Placemats

Decorate plain purchased placemats with sparkly Christmas threads—Kreinik metallics!
This is a fun way for kids to practice embroidery skills and help decorate the holiday table (or make hostess gifts)

Materials needed:

  • purchased placemat(s)
  • Kreinik 1/4” Ribbon in colors 321J and 001J
  • Kreinik Very Fine #4 Braid in colors 009 and 061
  • Crewel or embroidery needle (sharp point, but with an eye large enough to accommodate the metallic Braid)
  • Optional: 1/8” Treasure Tape (double sided tape)

Instructions:

  1. Cut a long piece of Kreinik 1/4” Ribbon (long enough to hang over the edge of the placemat about 2 inches). Lay it in desired position on your placemat, and begin couching it down with embroidery stitches using the Very Fine #4 Braid. We used the Herringbone Stitch, Cross Stitch, and Straight Stitch.
  2. Repeat as desired with more strips of 1/4” Ribbon.
  3. Tie a knot in each end of the 1/4” Ribbon that hangs over the edge. Trim to a desired length and allow it to unravel slightly to become a mini tassel.

TIP: We held the ribbon in place as we stitched by using 1/8” double-sided tape. Lay the tape on the placemat in the desired position, remove the top liner, and lay the 1/4” Ribbon on top, pressing in place. When you stitch, don’t stitch though the tape, otherwise your needle will get sticky!

TIP: Try to place your stitches at consistent increments for uniformity. TIP: OR, feel free to express your unique creativity by placing your stitches as desired!

TIP: To keep your embroidery and sparkly threads looking their best year after year, spot clean or dry clean your placemat if needed after using it for a dinner event.

Printing Instructions:
Click here to download the FREE instructions for this design. You will need the Adobe Reader to view and print this file. If you have trouble downloading this file and would like us to send you a printed copy send a #10 SASE to: Embroidered Placemats, P.O. Box 1258, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

© Copyright Kreinik. May not be reproduced.

SKU SKU17872
 
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