I have been dying to try out this pattern that I got from my Maw Maw (actually Brian’s Maw Maw but I claim her as mine!) and I finally got the chance to do it! This is so simple and so much fun. What you’ll need:
1.5 to 2 yards of fabric
Iron & Board
If you have everything you need minus the mat board – do not go out and buy mat board! Find a box laying around your house that’s wide enough and long enough for this project.
or 12′ diameter for round.
First I took measurements to create my template, made a drawing on my board, and cut it out with scissors.
Once you have it cut out you’ll never have to measure again!!! That is probably my favorite thing about templates 🙂 I have scrapes and piles of mat board, boxes, laying around the house just for this purpose.
Once you have your two pieces cut out I flip them inside out and give them a quick iron to make sure the pieces lay flat.
As you can see in this photo – I just did a straight plain stitch around the edges.
And here is my opening to flip it inside out!
Once it’s flipped do a quick iron again, iron down the edges of the opening and pin it for sewing closed.
Sew all the edges with a fun decorative stitch and your done!
If you have seen my work before you know this is my go to decorative stitch. It uses up a lot of thread but I love the way it looks and it feels really secure!
I hope you enjoyed my place mats tutorial and if you’d like to go ahead and purchase them – I have these up on Etsy for sell here.