Tuesday, July 19, 2011

No-Sew French Grain Sack Placemats

Hello Friends!

This is a quick and easy no-sew project that anyone can do.
Materials and Tools needed:
Grain Sack
Seam Ripper
Measuring Tape

Use your seam ripper to open your grain sack into one long piece.
if you would like a visual on how to open your grain sack into one long piece, go here.
Cut out a rectangle that's 19" x 14".
Make sure to cut off any hemmed sides.
Leaving a hemmed side will prevent you from getting that raw-edge look.

To achieve the raw-edge look simply throw the placemats into the washing machine.
Here's a little tip: if desired, use a pin to pull out more thread and if necessary use scissors to trim any unwanted thread.

i tied the placemats together with some thread and replaced a traditional bow with an old enamel clock face.
Wouldn't these make a lovely handmade gift?

Happy Tuesday my friends!

until next time,



  1. Love those Cheryl~ Thanks for the tips~ Have a beautiful day my friend~ xo Rachel


  2. They look great! I liked the edges. Inspiering photos as well.They look great! I liked the edges. Inspiering photos as well.

  3. What a wonderful gift that would be! Very cute. Love the photos.


  4. Beautiful, Cheryl! Can you throw those in the dryer, too? Low? Or did you hang them up to dry? :)

    xoxo laurie

  5. Lovely and as always, beautiful styling x

  6. GORGEOUS!!! where do you buy your grain sacks from??? and any chance theses are for sale?? lol

  7. Once again, beautiful! You take amazing pictures. I love your new header too :)


  8. Hello Cheryl,
    thak you for your project!
    I love your new blog design.It´s great.
    Bye Vlaďka

  9. These are so pretty, Cheryl. I LOVE the look of the raw edge. I made a bedskirt for my son's room and left the selvedge edge on the bottom of the skirt. I was worried about it unraveling when I washed it though, so I decided to sew a line about a half inch in from the edge in the same color as the material.

    Hope you have a good weekend :)

  10. What a great idea! I am a fan of anything that is no sew. :) Thanks for sharing.

  11. Soo charming and so simple!! I love them! Thanks for sharing these cuties at Feathered Nest Friday this week! :) Hugs, Courtney

  12. Oh so beautiful, Cheryl! Your pics are FAB! :-) That oatmeal'ish color is so calming to me & I love the raw edges - amazing creation!

  13. Gorgeous work. With this technique you can keep flowers for so many days. Keep jasmine flower in full of water in yard, it will throw good smell through out the day. I like to keep at entrance door.
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  14. Thank you for visiting my blog and introducing me to yours! I LOVE everything I see! Blogger followers isn't working but I'll be back to become a new follower. You do beautiful work!