How to Make No-Sew Placemats

Item # X-HT-300614

Are you looking for an easy, no-sew DIY? Look no further than the latest project in our RV Renovation Series. In today’s quick tutorial, we’re making no-sew placemats using vinyl mesh fabric. Join us for this fun and easy DIY, and be sure to check out all of the other projects in our RV Renovation Series. We’re revamping an Airstream Argosy trailer from top to bottom, inside and out.

Learn how to make no sew placemats in our video tutorial.
The table is set! Our mesh placemats look great and complement the other projects in our RV Renovation Series.

We used one yard of Textilene® vinyl mesh fabric for our placemats project. Vinyl mesh fabric is a great choice for placemats because it’s durable, mildew resistant and very easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth. Textilene is 54 inches wide, and we were able to get six placemats from one yard of fabric. If you only need a couple of placemats, you might be able to use scrap mesh from another sewing project. One of the great things about this easy project is that you more than likely have all the sewing notions you need — you just need to order the mesh vinyl fabric.

Phifertex® Plus is another popular choice of vinyl mesh. It is also 54 inches wide, so you can get six placemats out of one yard of either fabric. We offer dozens of colors and patterns, from subtle neutrals to bright prints, so you’ll be able to find a Textilene or Phifertex Plus fabric that will perfectly match your RV’s color scheme. And who says these placemats are just for RVs and campers? Make them for your boat cabin, patio table and any place you need durable, easy-to-clean placemats that will last for years.

Watch the video below for this easy placemat tutorial.

We hope you enjoyed this simple, no-sew project. If you’re looking for more no-sew projects, check out our fun “DIY Fabric Wall Art” (#300589) and our “No-Sew DIY: Fabric-Lined Bookcase” (#300457) tutorials. And if you have more project ideas, post them in the comments section below. We’re always looking for fun and easy project tutorials to make for our customers.

Materials & Tools List:

  • Vinyl Mesh Fabric from Sailrite® (we used Textilene® Sunsure Dense Titanium) (#123513)
  • Clear Acrylic Ruler 6" x 24" (#102400)
  • Soft Grip Rotary Cutter 45mm (#123114)
  • Sailrite® Double-Sided Cutting Mat 36" x 24" Extra Large (#123113)
  • Sailrite® Tempered Cutting Glass (#121915)
  • Sailrite® Edge Cordless Hotknife 18V Package (#122177)