Stenciled Canvas Placemats
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
- Iron and pressing surface
- Sewing machine
- Paper towels
- Liquid soap or stencil cleaner
To make each placemat:
- From the duck canvas, cut two 15" x 20" rectangles.
- 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.
- Apply temporary adhesive to the wrong side of the stencil. Center the stencil on the placemat and press firmly in place.
- 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.
- 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!