Sew a Placemat for Santa with a Free Pattern

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It’s the perfect time to sew a placemat for Santa with a Dresden template.  Christmas is coming and this is the perfect touch to add to Christmas Eve festivities.  We always leave cookies and milk for Santa and vegetable sticks for the reindeer.  Handmade gifts and decorations are so special and this one is no different!  Before we start sewing, how about a FREE letter template for Santa?

Okay, let’s start making!

Santa Claus Placemat Sewing Project Free Pattern


  • Assorted Fabric Scraps and White Felt
  • Sewing Machine/Thread/Bobbin
  • Frixion Pen
  • Downloadable Santa Hat Pattern
  • Long Pins
  • Scissors
  • 12 x 18 Piece of Premium Felt
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Cutting Mat

This is the Santa Hat Pattern!
Santa Claus Hat Pattern


  1. Sew scraps of fabric together to create a 12 x 18 inch rectangle.
  2. Use a rotary cutter and cutting mat to trim to exact size.
  3. Iron the rectangle.
  4. Cut the pieces of Santa’s hat out then use a Frixion pen to trace them onto fabric. Cut them out.
  5. Iron the pieces to Santa’s hat.
  6. Pin the pieces to the quilted rectangle.
  7. Sew the pieces of the hat to the quilted rectangle.
  8. Place the rectangle facing the felt and stitch them together leaving a four inch opening.
  9. Flip the placemat right-side out.
  10. Sew the opening closed.

Here are few photos of this work in progress.  This one is step six!

This is a photo of the felt back pinned to the front before sewing in the first part of step 8.

This is the photo of the finished placemat!

Celebrating Chistmas is magical  With handmade items that get brought out from storage each year make it even more so.  For me I have such great memories of making things as  family growing up.   I love when I get out items that we made together from all those years ago.  I love getting out the things we are making each year and knowing that my kids will have these memories too.

Create a Magical Handmade Holiday,



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