Friday, January 14, 2011
Marimekko inspired placemats
A quick DIY post on placemats.
I picked up a yard of some wonderful graphic blue/gray fabric from Ikea when Thom and I were in the process of buying a whole new set of furniture last week. When I saw the fabric displayed at the store, I knew that I wanted to create something similar myself at home and making placemats is super easy for any sewer. In this case, I also added some grip to the bottom of the mats from left over mat grip that we had purchased for under our living room area rug.
I figured that I wanted the mats to be 18"x14" with a 5/8" folding seam allowance on each side. (Add 1.25" to total cutting amount) and cut them out from there. I cut the rug grip at the proper size of 18"x14".
I then folded under the 5/8" allowance and pinned it to the rug grip. Then I sewed all around the edges using a tuck/triangle fold at the corners.
Simple, quick and fun. And it cost me less than $10.