How to Sew Leather Placemats for Restaurants
Leather Placemats For Restaurants – Leather tablecloths can seem like a good idea. They are elegant, resistant and complementary to a number of styles of home decoration. But they are not easy to keep clean, which is a big inconvenience considering their purpose. Imitation leather, however, offers the benefits and appearance of leather. And it can be simply wiped with a damp cloth after a meal. Individual tablecloths are a simple sewing project, but it is necessary to use proper techniques and tools with faux leather.
Decide on the finished dimensions you want for your leather placemats for restaurants, then add 1 inch to the length and 1 inch to the width. On the back of the faux leather fabric, use a pencil and a ruler to draw rectangles corresponding to its dimensions. Draw two identical rectangles for each tablecloth. Cut the rectangles using scissors. Secure the two pieces together around the edges with small binder clips. Remove the presser foot from the sewing machine and stick a strip of transparent tape to the bottom of the sewing machine, the part that touches the fabric while sewing.
Stitch the rest of the leather placemats for restaurants fabric’s shorts, but leave a space of 3 to 4 inches at the end of this final seam. Handle all four corners diagonally, cut close but not over the stitches at the corners. Turn the two pieces of fabric right-side-out to the space that you left in the final seam. Use a soft cloth to press the flat seams, pressing hard against a table or other hard, flat surface. Repeatedly smooth the flat seams with the cloth as if they were being ironed.