Whether you’re hosting a party or dinner after a long night of trick or-treating, spider web placemats are the perfect touch to your table! Bobbin work gives the placemats an interesting textured look. Download printable instructions.


  • 1 Yard black Kona cotton
  • 1 Yard Halloween fabric for lining
  • 1 Spool 12 wt Madeira® Decora 6 White thread
  • 1 Spool white Madeira® Aerofil sewing thread
  • 1 Spool black Madeira® Aerofil sewing thread
  • 2 Yards iron-on interfacing
  • Marking pen or pencil


  • Baby Lock Sewing Machine with Alternate Bobbin Work bobbin case


  1. Trace the web design onto the fusible interfacing using the marking pen or pencil. This will be on the wrong side of your project and tracing needs to be bold or dark lines.

  2. Fuse the traced interfacing to the wrong side of the black kona cotton fabric

  3. Wind the bobbin with the decorative thread and replace the bobbin case with the Alternate bobbin-work grey bobbin case.

  4. Select a straight stitch and increase stitch length to a minimum of 3.0 this will vary depending on the weight of the thread you use.

  5. You will be stitching on the wrong side of the fabric. Start stitching in the middle of the web and work your way to the outer edges.

    1. Start with a longer bobbin thread and pull it to the top side of the fabric hold the decorative thread and start stitching

  6. After stitching is complete change back to regular bobbin case and place black Aerofil thread in the bobbin and thread the machine with the same black thread for construction.

  7. Place right sides together of lining and the stitched place mat.

  8. Stitch around the placemat following the outside edge of the fabric as a guide. Remember to leave an opening.

    1. Trim the seams and clip the curves, turn right side out. Press and top stitch the opening closed.

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