A while ago, I bought some fabric to make a set of placemats. We have a table with a white tablecloth, but it has plastic over it because we have a 14 year old boy who makes a lot of messes. The downside to having plastic on the table is that your plate sticks to it (I hate that!). Placemats were something that was needed. I had every intention of making them right away, but I was rather frazzled at the time of purchase and sat the fabric in my craft room and forgot about it. My plate has been sticking and bothering me, so I decided that this weekend I will finally get these done.
When I looked into my craft room, I realized that I had to do some cleaning up so that I could actually use my sewing machine. It had become a pile of knitting projects, yarn and needles all over the sewing table. I think this was also something that kept me from getting them done. It wasn’t just ready to use. I cleaned everything up and put things where they belonged (yay! I can find things now!). The sewing space was ready to use. I was even armed with a recent Amazon.com purchase: Bend-the-Rules Sewing by Amy Karol. I had been seeing this book around the net lately and figured I’d give it a try. I don’t have any sewing books and this was getting some good reviews, so I got it. So far I’m really enjoying it!
Here I am, ready to go:
I purchased a cheapy placemat from Walmart that was in the shape I wanted to use as a template. It worked quite well and in about an hour and a half or so, I had these:
Four pepper placemats! I’m really happy with how they turned out. It took a yard of fabric and a yard of this stuff that has a plastic sort of feel to the back and felt on the other side. The backing stuff gave some padding because of the felt.
Here’s a close up of the front and one of the back:
I have some more sewing projects in mind, but have some other crafty things that need to be completed first. You could be seeing some more Leetle Bags soon, though! I think I have fabric to make at least 4 right now and I would REALLY love one for my sock-in-progress that I always seem to have now.