15 Cute Things to Sew for Your Table – [free sewing patterns]

things to sew for your table

Many of us are starting to invite friends and family over for meals again. Let’s sew some pretty things to make our dining areas more welcoming and happy. Here are 15 sewing patterns for napkins, table cloths and runners, potholders, and more to help you find something perfect for your table.

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Cloth napkins take holiday meals to a new level. This tutorial includes a standard method and and a speedier method if you’re pressed for time. I think I need a set in red and black buffalo check fabric to coordinate with my Christmas Gnome. Maybe he will become a centerpiece this year?


The Happy Turkey Table Runner is adorable for the whole month of November. Maybe longer. It will brighten up your dining room or breakfast nook as the days get colder. This free pattern is customizable to fit the length of any table.

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Log Cabin Hexi Potholders have been known to be used as trivets in my house. They add a cute splash of color under a serving dish full of mashed potatoes or green bean casserole, or maybe hanging on a hook behind the stove.


Here is another sweet table runner that would look beautiful in your favorite holiday colors and prints. The blue Batik shown would also be perfect for anytime during the winter. It will protect your table from that mug of hot cocoa with marshmallows.

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Your table needs a centerpiece, and these easy baskets are the perfect solution. They would be adorable filled with silk flowers. I would also love to see them used to hold mini artificial Christmas trees. For a more casual gathering, they would be perfect to corral plastic utensils.


Will you need party favors? These adorable Burlap Gift Bags would make a great way to wrap up party favors or candies. If you attached your guests’ names, they would also make cute place card holders.


For a kid friendly and easy-to-clean table this Oilcloth Table Cover is ideal. Wipe off sticky messes and spills with ease. Cookies and pie crust and caramels, oh my!

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Need your table to come together FAST? This 1 Yard 5 Minute Table Runner is the answer! You will need 1 yard of fabric, 2 yards of trim and coordinating thread. It might be one of the easiest sewing projects ever!

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Make these Easy to Sew Re-usable DIY Placemats for Work or Play! Click over and you’ll be done in no time!


A quick way to add some color to your table, kitchen or even your bathroom is with bright colored and easy Fat Quarter Tea Towels. Try them on your oven door or towel rod. Take one along when you head to the TV room with your popcorn. These are useful and sweet all year round.


Bev at Flamigotoes.com has created these adorable Nine Patch Placemats that would be perfect for a festive table. I think I need a set right away! She includes a how-to for a matching napkin.


For a simpler placemat that comes together fast, try these Reversible Placemats from Brandy at Gluesticksblog.com


To protect your table from water rings or scorch marks have a stack of these Hexagon Coasters nearby. From Anne Weaver at Bombshellbling.com, she has created a modern twist on a functional sewing project.

Another fun free potholder project is my Patchwork Pot Holders. Like a beautiful mini quilt they can keep your hands OR your table from getting burned by your favorite hot-from-the-oven treats.

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Speaking of hands, have you ever burned your hands on a hot pot handle? Here’s a sewing project to make that a thing of the past. Thanks to sameliasmum.com for this clever Pot Holder Pocket to sew.


One last tablecloth that would easily add some beauty to your table is this Picnic Tablecloth. I can envision a wintry version indoors with family gathered around it. Maybe even a whimsical print for the kids’ table and a formal version trimmed with crocheted lace for the adults? So many possibilities!

Thanks for checking out these free projects for a beautiful table. Happy sewing!


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