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Pumpkin Pocket Placemat

Pumpkin Pocket Placemat
Pumpkin Pocket Placemat

Skill level: for all
Time: about an hour

Silverware pockets are a fun addition to plain placemats. We found this black mesh placemat at the dollar store and knew it would be perfect for a felt pumpkin pocket.

Materials needed:

  • black mesh placemat from the dollar store, or any placemat
  • scraps of orange felt, brown felt, and green felt
  • Kreinik Fine #8 Braid in 015 Chartreuse, 012 Purple, 032 Pearl
  • sharp embroidery needle with large eye
  • needle threader
  • orange sewing thread or Treasure Tape 1/4" roll


  1. We drew a free-hand pumpkin to use as a template. If you don't want to draw, look for pumpkin templates online or from a child's coloring book. Following your pattern or freehand, cut out a pumpkin, stem, and leaf from your felt.
  2. Using the Kreinik Braid and a blanket stitch, outline each piece: pumpkin first, then the stem (attach as you stitch), then the leaf. We used green to outline the pumpkin, purple to outline the stem, and pearl to outline the leaf.
  3. Attach the pumpkin applique to your placemat with small hidden stitches using plain orange sewing thread. Leave an opening at the top so you can insert your silverware into the pocket. Alternative: if you want your applique to be temporary, use Kreinik Treasure Tape 1/4" roll to attach the pumpkin pocket.

Printing Instructions:
To print the instructions for this project click on the on the link above "Printable version" and then print the page using your web browser. If you have trouble printing this page and would like us to send you a printed copy send a #10 SASE to: (name of the design), P.O. Box 1258, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

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