21
Nov

If like me, you came from a large family, there was always the “kids” dinner table at Thanksgiving and other major holidays. Do you set a kids table for the little ones in your family? Why not make it really special for them this Thanksgiving with their own turkey placemat. Ours is made from waterproof Babyville pul and to make our turkey, we used scraps of pul fabrics. 


To make the placemat, cut two rectangles to the desired size, the one here is 14” x 20”. Stitch your turkey to one rectangle prior to stitching the two rectangles together.

Download our PDF pattern of Turkey & Pilgrim’s Hat

  1. Using our pattern, cut out turkey feathers in multi-colors or all one color. Stitch with zig zag stitches to placemat. Cut out head, eyes, beak and snood and stitch to head. Stitch head over feathers.
  2. Optional, cut out Pilgrim’s hat and stitch to placemat. Use zig zag stitching to make gold buckle.
  3. Assemble placemat, pinning right sides together, leaving an opening to turn.
  4. Turn, press, pin opening closed. Top stitch around outer edges.

For additional information about turkeys, check out http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/turkey.htm.

While waiting for dinner, why not reduce the turkey pattern, print, cut out, and let the kids color in the design to make their own Thanksgiving cards.

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