Thursday, July 12, 2012

DIY Reversible Placemats

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Happy Thursday! 
Atlanta has been rainy and stormy all week.  I really hope the sun comes out this weekend, I have plans to lay by the pool ;-)

So I had some leftover fabric from my pillow project and decided to make placemats!

One side is green zebra and the other is orange print.  I used an existing placemat as the template.  Trace around the edge of the placemat leaving a 1/2 inch seam allowance.  Cut out your circle.

To make the placemats more sturdy, I added another fabric in between, just a plain cotton fabric.  Sew the circles together- right sides facing each other.

Leave about 4 inches un-sewn so that you can flip the fabric right side out.

Sew the opening shut.

Iron the placemat so that the edges are flat and smoothe.  Now run a seam along the edge.

And there you go - homemade placemats!!

I have a little fabric leftover, I'm thinking homemade potholders! 

Have a great day!
~ Elizabeth

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Caitlyn (ladyphlogiston) said...

Those are cool! I love the colors together

Elizabeth @ Southern Color said...

Thanks Caitlin! I'm so happy with how they turned out and they were super easy to make!

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Those fabrics are super cute, and it's such a smart idea to make reversible placemats! I never thought about it, but that would basically make them doubly useful cuz if you need them to match the rest of your table you don't have to go buy a second set :-) I'd be thrilled if you want to link this up at The Fun In Functional link party:

Elizabeth @ Southern Color said...

Thanks Jessi! Living in an apartment it's always nice to have things that are dual purpose, it saves on storage space! I've linked up to your party - thanks for the invite and thanks for stopping by!!

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Yay, thanks for linking up! We're in an apartment right now too, so I totally agree on the space saving!

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

Just wanted to let you know I featured this today on my blog! Feel free to grab a Featured button if you'd like :-)

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