Stenciled Canvas Placemats

Stenciled Canvas Placemats
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Project Information

by Carol R. Zentgraf Design & Editorial Services


For one dish towel and one wash cloth:

  • James Thompson Duck Canvas: 1/2 yard for each placemat (red, gold, light blue and sage shown)
  • 10" x 14" stencil design (Royal Design Studio stencil shown)
  • Temporary Stencil adhesive
  • Black stencil crème and stencil brush
  • Matching and black sewing thread
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
  • Ruler
  • Iron and pressing surface
  • Sewing machine
  • Paper towels
  • Liquid soap or stencil cleaner


To make each placemat:

  1. From the duck canvas, cut two 15" x 20" rectangles.
  2. Using a 1/2" seam allowance, sew rectangles together, leaving a 3" opening for turning. Turn right side out and press, pressing the opening seam allowances under. Slipstitch the opening closed. Topstitch 1/4" from the edges with black thread. Topstitch again, 1 7/8" from the edges, to create the inner border.
  3. Apply temporary adhesive to the wrong side of the stencil. Center the stencil on the placemat and press firmly in place.
  4. To stencil the design, follow the manufacturer's instructions to remove the film from the stencil paint crème. Dip the brush into the paint crème and rub excess paint onto a paper towel. Apply the paint to the openings of the stencil, working in a circular motion from the edges to the center of each opening. Let the paint dry, then heat set following the manufacturer's instructions.
  5. Clean the stencil and brush immediately after use, using liquid soap or stencil cleaner.

For diagrams and patterns please download the PDF instructions.

PLEASE NOTE: We try to accurately represent the product colors on our website, but internet colors may differ from actual fabric color. Please request a sample to check actual color!

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