Sewing Basics: Placemats

Fiber Arts

Sewing Basics: Placemats

Learn fundamental sewing techniques while creating a padded placemat.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Tue, 7/9/2024 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Tue, 7/9/2024


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Class, Getting Started, Has Prerequisite

Fiber Arts Studio



Placemats are a perfect project for beginning sewists! They're easy to make and useful, too. You'll learn how to sew and press seams and corners, turn the shape inside out, and topstitch the perimeter. You'll be adding decorative stitches, too!


  • An $18 materials fee, included in the cost of this class, will cover everything you'll need for one placement with three different fabrics, including four fat quarters and fusible fleece.
  • Bring your own sewing machine or reserve one of BARN's machines when you register for the class.


If you're using one of BARN's machines, you must have completed Fiber Sewing Machine Certification.

Class Policies

Ages 14 and up are welcome.

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Piper Tupper

A sewing enthusiast with 42 years of sewing to her credit, Piper has been teaching sewing classes for all ages on Bainbridge Island for the last six years. She learned to sew when she was 8, starting on Barbie clothes and then moving on to apparel. Piper feels passionately that sewing should be a skill passed along to all those who have interest and because of that, she makes learning to sew approachable with patience and an ability to meet all sewists where they are.

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