Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Paris Burlap Placemats
Burlap , stenciling, and anything French are some of my favorite things and in just one afternoon I was able to put together a set of six new placemats. They couldn’t be easier to make and I didn’t have to break out my brushes, paints, or stencils!
I found some burlap fabric that already had the type of stenciling that I love already printed on it.
Joann Fabric’s sells a pre-stamped burlap with this French script, stamp, and postmark design on it for $9.99 per yard. I quickly snatched up 2 yards of it and an additional 2 yards of regular burlap for the back side (saves money because the regular burlap usually costs between two and five dollars per yard) and I grabbed a spool of matching thread and headed home and got busy. These are so easy to make and they look so great on a table! I used an existing placemat that I already had as a pattern and I used it to cut out 6 pieces of the printed burlap and 6 pieces of the regular burlap. I laid them on top of each other and ran a stitch about 5/8 of an inch around the edges to attach them to each other. Use your iron to make sure your placemats are nice and smooth.
Then it is just a matter of pulling the threads around the out side edges to get that fringed look. Don’t pull too hard and if a thread resists, carefully snip it off as close as you can without cutting the seam of the placemat.
I think that sewing the two burlaps together gives the placemats a nice weight to them.
I love them!
These make such a quick and easy project. Makes a great gift too!
I didn’t include a shot of the back side of these placemats but don’t worry. You will be seeing that back side soon. It’s a blank canvas for stenciling and I am planning to to turn this set of placemats into a set of REVERSABLE placemats. :) Can’t wait to get started.
I have linked up to "Share Your Creations #49" over at Kristen's Creations. More creative projects to be found there!
I am also linking up to "Transformation Thursday #164" over at The Shabby Creek Cottage. Lot's of great transformation there too!
And I am linking up to Fabulously Creative Friday over at Inspired Living with Jennifer Rizzo.