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..:)
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.
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/
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.
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:
Iron and sew around the edges.
And I have pretty placemats that adds color and also matches my style 😉
Have a great day!!