Christmas is less than a week away and we’re on a sewing streak to finish up gifts for all the people on our list! Are you doing a handmade holiday this year? What are you making? Karin Jordan of Leigh Laurel Studios has whipped up an incredibly easy Reversible Placemat tutorial. It’s a terrific project to showcase some of your favorite prints, or perhaps even pull out one of your precious panels. These little mats will get a ton of use and are sure to be a treasured handmade gift.
And now, we’ve gotta run! We have placemats to make!! 😉
It’s a treat to be able to use favorite fabrics for placemats. This is a simple pattern that doesn’t require any hand sewing. It’s a great proejct for a beginning sewist; a set of these can be made in an afternoon. They can easily be made larger or smaller. Finished size is 14″ x 19″. Note: Placemats pictured are a scaled down version: 12″ x 17″.
— 1/2 yard fabric for top
— 1/2 yard fabric for bottom
— 1/2 yard Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
— Sewing machine & related supplies
— Rotary cutter & related supplies
For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!
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Karin Jordan blogs at Leigh Laurel Studios. She grew up under her architect father’s drafting table, making mini models out of the cardboard scraps that fell to the floor. At age ten she purchased her first sewing machine from a neighbor who taught her sewing basics. A former magazine editor and antique American folk art gallery director, she now loves being a blogging, stay-at-home-mom. She regularly draws upon her degree in art history for inspiration for her sewing, embroidery, craft patterns and activities with kids. Karin’s husband is remarkably patient while she does her best to balance being a full-time assistant to two children under four with her creative endeavors. Her goal? Do something creative every day.