Repurposing men’s shirt fabrics | Adding a hand-stitched shirt pocket by Jean Boyd December 6, 2023 written by Jean Boyd December 6, 2023 127 Yesterday, I showed you how to repurpose old shirts to create a placemat with a wonky quilt block complete with a pocket for holding cutlery and a napkin. Today, I’m making a second placemat repurposing men’s shirts and quilting it. The 11″ x 17″ plastic template and Clover Chaco liner chalk marker will be very handy. Placemat made from repurposed shirt fabric with pocket materials fabric 2 contrasting shirt fabrics, one piece with an original pocket intact 12″ x 18″ lightweight batting thread embroidery floss using a colour to match your fabric other 11″ x 17″ Template plastic 505 Temporary Fabric Adhesive OLFA 45 mm Ergonomic Rotary Cutter Clover Chaco liner chalk marker OLISO PRO TG1600 Pro Plus Smart Iron Mary Ellen’s Best Press Let’s get started! Placemat 2 Spray the shirt fabrics with Mary Ellen’s Best Press in the Spray and Misting Bottle, and press them with the OLISO PRO TG1600 Pro Plus Smart Iron. From the first shirt fabric cut 1 strip 8″ x 12″. Cut 1 pocket section. Mine is 8″ wide, but you can change the size to accommodate the size of pocket you have. My pocket section was not going to be 12” long, so I sewed a piece of shirt fabric on an angle to the top to make the full pocket strip. Hand stitch around the pocket using a blanket stitch and embroidery floss. Finished pocket section From the contrasting shirt fabric cut 1 strip 2″ x 12″ and some 3″ strips for binding. Sew the 3” strips together to make 1 long strip that will go all around the entire placemat for the binding. Batting: 12″ x 18″ Backing: 12″ x 18″ Putting it all together Sew the 8″ strip, 2″ contrasting strip and pocket strip together. Using an 11″ x 17″ plastic template, draw around the outside edges with a Clover Chaco liner chalk marker. These lines will be the cutting lines after the quilting is finished. Sew strips together and mark cutting lines. Layer the placemat top, lightweight batting and backing. Use ODIF 505 spray adhesive on the batting to hold the 3 layers together. Quilt as desired. I used some simple straight-line quilting for this design. Layer backing, batting, and placemat top. Check out my detailed guide on changing the way you make quilt binding, in one of my earlier posts on QUILTsocial. And now you have another upcycled shirt placemat! Finished placemat with hand-stitched shirt pocket Join me again tomorrow when I show you how to make a placemat using a simple strip-pieced technique with more repurposed shirt fabric using Template plastic, 505 Temporary Fabric Adhesive, OLFA 45 mm Ergonomic Rotary Cutter, Clover Chaco liner chalk marker, OLISO PRO TG1600 Pro Plus Smart Iron, and Mary Ellen’s Best Press. This is part 3 of 5 in this series Go back to part 2: Repurposing men’s shirt fabrics | Wonky quilt block placemat Go to part 4: Repurposing men’s shirt fabrics | Improv strip-pieced placemat Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs497Best Press spray and misting bottlefree patternsfree quilting patternsMary Ellen’s Best PressnotionsOdif 505 Adhesive Fabric SprayOLFA 45 mm Ergonomic Rotary CutterOLFA Endurance rotary bladesOliso Pro TG1600 Pro Plus Smart IronOMNIGRIP Ruler 8½" x 8½"placematsquilted patternsrepurposed men’s shirtsSulky Tear-Easy stabilizer FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Jean Boyd Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past several years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts. previous post Repurposing men’s shirt fabrics | Wonky quilt block placemat next post Repurposing men’s shirt fabrics | Improv strip-pieced placemat YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... The trick to quilting for texture | Double... Create texture with thread painting and invisible thread... How to applique houses and landscapes with HeatnBond HeatnBond EZ Print Lite makes printing out applique... Quilt a table topper for all seasons –... An easy way to make an embroidered wall... 7 simple steps to lovely wool applique |... How to transfer designs to fabric | DMC... 6 easy steps to add glamour to your... Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.