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DIY Halloween Cat Placemat
With Halloween right around the corner I always like to include my cat in our Halloween decorations. She deserves to have a little holiday cheer also! Since, #MyCatMyMuse is my inspiration for this post I am going to show all of you how to make a super easy no-sewing DIY Halloween Cat Placemat to keep your floors clean and give your home a little decoration.
First Gather Your Supplies
You will need:
An iron and ironing board.
Fusible Bonding We for Light Fabrics ~ I used 5/8 inch thick.
Your choice of a light fun Halloween Fabric ~ For 4 placemats, 1.5 yards should be plenty.
You will also need a damp press cloth.
Now You Are Ready to Get Started
Step One: Pre-wash
You need to pre-wash your fabric so that afterwards when you do wash it will not shrink. Make sure to use hot water and dry all the way to get any shrinkage done.
Step Two: Cut to Size
After the fabric is done with the dryer, iron out all wrinkles and creases. This will make your measurements easier.
Placemats are made in assorted sizes and shapes. You really want to make it to fit your needs. Measure your cat’s food bowl and water dish to adjust to the size you would like. A large person rectangular placemat is approximately 12 to 14 inches wide by 18 to 20 long. You also need to allow for your fold over margin, about two inches around more when doing your cutting.
Cut your fabric. I am cutting mine 21 inches wide by 27.5 inches long. Only because my fabric is 42 inches wide and 55 inches long so I am cutting the length in half and the width in half.
Dividing my material into fourths make it super easy to just fold length wise in half, iron a crease, and using the crease cut. Then, fold those two pieces in half, iron a crease, and use the crease to cut. Now, you have four pieces.
Step Three: Iron Fold Then Fold Again Using Fusible Bonding
Fold over one inch all the way around and iron down with a good crease.
Now, you need to place a strip of the fusible bonding down along the length of the mat. Do the length top and bottom of the mat first. Using the fusible bonding place a strip the length of your mat.
Using a damp press cloth (mine is just an old pillow case opened up) press and hold for 10 seconds using your steam setting on each section. It is best not to move the iron around. Just press and hold. If you look at the image below you can see the iron impressions.
When you do the last two folds, which will be your shorter sides, cut the corners at an angle so you do not have bulk. You should also cut the fusible bonding at an angle.
Now, fold up and repeat the iron press using your damp press cloth on your last two side.
You are done!
Now your furry friend can enjoy their new placemat. Of course, you have enough material to make three more. I do recommend making them, you will want to have extra to put down when you are washing the dirty mats.
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My cat loves to clean her plate! See the second image, that is why I need placemats for her! 🙂
Haha…she acts like it is finger licking good! Be sure to read all the #MyCatMyMuse inspirational tips for your special cat in your life. What might be something special you do for you cat?