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4th of July Picnic Placemat

By: Dimensions Needlecrafts

Give a plain place mat a pocket with a cross-stitch USA for the perfect table decoration for the 4th of July. The place mat pockets hold utensils for handy and patriotic decoration from Dimensions.

4th of July Placemat


  • placemat
  • coordinating fabric for pocket
  • sewing thread
  • stamped cross stitch kit #72780 USA (Learn-a-Craft)
  • Pocket Pattern [pdf]


  1. The downloadable pocket pattern is the same size as the one used on our placemat; however, you may adjust the size and shape of the pocket to suit your needs.
  2. Press the side and bottom edges of the pocket 1/2" to the wrong side.
  3. Working on the top edge of the pocket, press 1/4" of fabric to the wrong side. Press another 1/4" to the wrong side and stitch it in place.
  4. Trim the stamped cross stitch fabric 1/2" away from the stitching on all four sides. Press 1/4" of fabric to the wrong side.
  5. Center the design on the pocket and sew it in place.
  6. Sew the sides and bottom of the pocket to the placemat. 

For other fantastic picnic essentials, be sure to check out our collection of 7 Picnic Accessories and Essentials!

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Love the idea of a patriotic placemat, and the blue used in this design could go with many color schemes. It also would,look cool in red with a blue border, which would be more work, but also look more like the Fourth celebration. Or perhaps use a red pocket to contrast with the blue. The pocket is a nice practical touch! Super!


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