Monday, October 24, 2011
Funky Place Mat in a Day Tutorial!
I have recently been wanting a neat set of place mats. I had an idea in mind, and found some neat ones at Pier 1, but not exactly what I was looking for. Then, I found some fabrics at Goodwill and they were perfect to make my own!!!
*fabric- a large amount to be your base, smaller amounts to cut into strips for the front.
*rick rack, ribbon, bias tape, anything snazy!!!
*pom pom ribbon.
First, I cut the base fabric (the pieces I got from Goodwill, but also 6 different scrap pieces for the back of the mats. Each back is different!) using an existing place mat.
Next, I cut scrap fabrics into strips and searched through my ribbon, rick rack and other goodies to find additional stripes.
Once your front side is sewn, iron the edges of your top and bottom pieces so they they will match. Pin your pom pom ribbon into the sides, and begin sewing away! I used a small zig zag stitch for this step to give me a bit more wiggle room for making sure I sewed that pom pom ribbon in really well.