Monday, 23 May 2011

Easy placemats Part 1

I haven't blogged for ages as I simply haven't made anything for ages. However I watched an episode of Channel 4 'Make do and mend' and got this idea from there. Placemats. These are really quick to make and look amazing. People will be getting these for Christmas this year.

I used a tabloid newspaper as a template. One page. Fold into 4 and cut off the corners. Unfold and pin to a piece of folded fabric. Fabric is folded with pretty side in, so you can't see the pattern. Pin the paper to the fabric in each corner.

I used a biro to make some marks alongside the paper. Carefully remove each pin from the paper and re pin the fabric.

You should be left with this.

Sew and trim leaving a few inch gap anywhere (for turning inside out.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely place mats and lovely to "see" you again! xx