With just five, six-inch straight stitches you can make these functional place mats.
Materials needed: tea towel, 34-inch ribbon, sewing machine.
Fold the end of the tea towel up
to form a six-inch pocket. Stitch along the edges. Stitch a three-inch pocket on the left side for the silverware pocket. Stitch a five-inch pocket on the right side for the napkin pocket. Fold ribbon in half and stitch to the top of the right napkin pocket.
Optional: Personalize the place mat with the initial of your last name. If you don’t have access to an embroidery machine, you can purchase iron-on embroidery initials.