Holiday Pocket Oilcloth Placemats

Holiday Pocket Oilcloth Placemats

Clothing labels add to the personalization of a gift, especially when it is a homemade one. Pocket oilcloth placemats are easy to make for a beginner. They should not take more than 15 minutes each and look so cute when complete.

You’ll need:

  • 1-2 yards oilcloth in your chosen holiday design
  • 1-2 yard of cotton print fabric for backing
  • 1/2 yard print or solid oilcloth for pocket
  • Teflon foot
  • Sewing machine
  • Glue stick
  • Binding clips
  • Pins
  • Pinking blade
  • Quilt ruler


  1. Use the ruler and measure out 12” by 18” sections of oilcloth and cut them out. Also measure out the backing fabric in the same dimensions and cut it out. Each 1/2 yard makes 3 placemats. Make as many as you need for friends and family.
  2. Cut out the pocket material. The pockets can be any shape or size that you choose. You should make the pocket small enough for it to be to the left or right of your plate when using the placemat.
  3. Pin the pocket onto the placemat top piece of material. Stitch it in place at 1 1/2” from the edge and an inch up from the bottom.
  4. Place some glue from the glue stick onto the wrong side of the cotton fabric and then glue it to the oilcloth with wrong sides facing.
  5. Secure the edges of the placemat with binding clips.
  6. Using a 1/2” seam allowance, sew around the edge of the placemat.
  7. Cut off the edge of the placemat at 1/4” from the seam using the pinking blade.

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