Handmade Placemats


I saw this fun idea on one of the blogs I read and now I can’t remember which one! I’m so sorry, I usually make sure to link to everyone, so if it’s yours let me know and I’ll link up!

Edited: The blog I saw this on originally was Counting Coconuts! Thanks readers for having my back!

So of course I talked my mom into making these cute little place mats for the kids to practice setting the table and they turned out great!


My daughter loved setting the table using the place mats, she put everything exactly where it should go.


Here she is, we’re so proud of her finished table!


Thanks for the idea anonymous blogger!

We had a great time and what a fun way to learn how to set a table!


  1. Absolutely adorable and practical! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love it ! Such a great idea.

  3. I had done an impromptu speech in hs on ettiquette and where the settings go, and I have definitely seen people do all sorts of things with a place setting, but the proper way is "The fork goes on the left hand side with the handle facing the seat. Next, place the dinner plate to the right of the fork. The knife goes to the right of the plate with the blade facing the plate. The spoon goes face up next to the knife." I looked to be sure I wasn't having a mommy forgetful moment! :)Read more: Placement of Table Settings | a morsel of information. :)Love your blog, btw! So creative and I get lots of great ideas from it!

  4. I love it! I just tossed out our over-used placemats and my table looks naked. This looks like just the thing to dress it up. Think of all of the seasonal fun fabrics and possibilities!

  5. I LOVE this, and I sew! This one is going to go on my long list of projects I want to do! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Speaking for the moms out there who cannot sew…. 🙂 Your mom should totally put some of these on etsy! They are adorable (and I checked already, couldn't find anything like them listed!!) Sew cute!!! 🙂

  7. sewwww CUTE!! *wink .. and O yeah can I have your mom too!!?? hee hee have a GReat day Erica!! thanks for always blessing me with AWESOME ideas!! 😀

  8. Those are adorable, although I did also notice the placement of the knife and spoon. Knife next to plate, with blade in, was drilled into me by my mother and the etiquette classes I had to take as a child. I love this idea though and the colorful fabrics you used. So much cuter than the plastic ones at the store.

  9. Jennifer-Anne says:

    sending the link to my sewing mother right now! Thanks!

  10. I saw the same thing on Counting Coconuts… maybe you saw it there. Super cute though! I LOVE your blog by the way. I am a preschool teacher and have shared your link with my fellow teachers. We LOVE your ideas! Thanks so much for all your hard work! It makes my job a little easier! 🙂

  11. What a neat idea! My mother-in-law sews, hmmm…. I might have to send another project her way!

  12. Looks great!Perhaps you saw it at Mari-Ann's blog, Counting Coconuts? Here's the post, and there's links there to find Mari-Ann bought it.

  13. Whoops, sorry, just realised Sarah B already mentioned Counting Coconuts.

  14. Those are adorable!

  15. I love them but isn't the spoon in the wrong place (it should be the other side of the knife?

  16. Those are adorable! I just found your blog by accident. So glad I did. 🙂

  17. RainbowMummy! Thanks, you're right it was Counting Coconuts! Thanks :o)

  18. We just did our own version of these tonight (inspired by yours ofcourse). I left this link on my blog post( 🙂 Thanks for the great ideas!

  19. we just did our own version of this tonight (inspired by yours ofcourse). I pasted this link in my blog post ( ) to pass the credit along.I also put the the spoon next to the plate so that my cup could fit easily in place at the top…and added handprints on either side to help my toddler distinguish right & left. Thanks for the great ideas! Love your Blog!

  20. Wonderful idea! If there’s any felt leftover – here’s an easy peasy re-usable Book Cover craft

  21. So cute!

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