To make a place mat, but not just any place mat. A rollable picnic place mat with a silverware pocket. So here is the How-to...
First I started by cutting 6 inch squares of each fabric, and then I sewed together six of the squares to form one side of the place mat.
I also added a felt heart and hand-stitched the edges.
Next I attached the front of the place mat to the back...
On the back of the place mat I stitched a pocket with a place for each piece of silverware.
On one side of the place mat I stitched two equal lengths of ribbon used to secure the place mat when rolled.
How it looks all rolled up
The finished products, I made two place mats to take on picnics. My favorite is the one pictures on the top, I used all of my favorite pieces of fabric on it. I officially have sewing fever! and am looking for any excuse to pull out my sewing machine.
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