“Happiness is Handmade”

Don’t you agree!!

Yesterday after spending 8 hours ( of course with multiple breaks) I finished 8 placemats for our dinner table(extendable) 🙂 and when I was finally done, I was absolutely happy and forgot all the pain..:)

IMG_4163Aren’t they pretty?? And it costed me less than 15 bucks 😉

I found the placemats in stores are bigger than I want and have been looking for right size that fit my table. To have a customized size I decided to DIY.

I have chosen canvas drop cloth as it is water and stain resistant and also wanted to do some stencilling.  I have cut the size(10X12) that matches my table and stenciled a flower and sewed the ends.

This project need couple of supplies that may not be handy so please keep everything ready before you start.

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Firstly, cut the fabric into 16 pieces ( for 8 placemats). If the fabric is thick, then you don’t have to double the number.

Secondly, prepare the stencil. To get more details on preparing the stencil please refer to the below link:https://nimasonti.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/stencil-cutter/

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Next, using painters tape, place the stencil on to the fabric.

I used Tulip Fabric paints and they are very smooth and easy to apply. Also used a little metallic gold paint. Using foam brush apply/dab evenly.Make sure you stencil it on a cardboard so that you don’t stain the carpet or floor.

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It is not a quick project for sure as it takes 3 hours for the fabric paint to dry.

Lastly, after the paint is dry sew the ends. Sew the 2 pieces together, leaving a small opening and turn them inside out. They should look like the picture below:

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Iron and sew around the edges.

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And I have pretty placemats that adds color and also matches my style 😉

Have a great day!!

Published by Nima

Hi, I am very delighted that you stopped by! Welcome to Creative ME!!! I 'm a wife to an amazing hubby and recently mother to an adorable little munchkin :-), an Asian(Indian) native, nomad for a while and now currently @Portland, Oregan. Recently relocated from The Grand Canyon State and still adjusting to the gloomy weather here... When we first we moved to US(2012) ,our first 2 months of accommodation was in a hotel and that's when everything started. You must be wondering HOW? I was introduced to HGTV and started reading craft blogs. Ohh yes, PINTERST toooo and that is my fav! Well, inspired from these places, I started to DIY on budget and decorate our home. Whenever I posted pics of my projects on Facebook, everyone loved and gave many positive comments. Some of them also said I should not look for a job, instead start a blog or sell some of my projects ;) They thought I was doing something very cool!! That was a great motivation and I decided to tickle my creative senses to tame the stress monster ;-) And then, one day here is my blog , where I share my ideas and projects with friends, family and all other aspiring DIY-er's :) And if you like my blog, please come back and also don't forget to tell your friends :) Lastly, if you have a fun and functional craft or project or even a simple recipe I want to hear….please let me know and I can feature, down the line we will make Creative ME to WE..;)

3 thoughts on ““Happiness is Handmade”

  1. Hi Nina, these are wonderful I am definitely gonna try these at home.
    I am beginner so might ask a few questions.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

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