Handmade Jane loves sewing (she's particularly fond of vintage fabric and patterns). She started her crafts blog in 2010 and has been posting weekly how tos - from Betty Draper's Fifties floral shirt to crotchet tips - ever since. However - Jane's craft expertise isn't only in fashion. Here's her guide to making your own placemats (if that doesn't impress your guests at a dinner party, what will?)
These reversible placemats are super simple to make and a great way to showcase two contrasting fabrics. Quantities given are for a set of four placemats.
YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 yard of quilting weight fabric for the top side of the placemats (I've used Mod Daisy Stripe by Josephine Kimberling)
- 1 yard of co-ordinating fabric for the backing (I've used a yellow polka dot)
- 1 yard of fusible interfacing
- Co-ordinating thread (make sure it complements both fabrics if they're different colours)
1. Cut out the following rectangles:
4 x 19" wide by 13" high from your main fabric
4 x 19" wide by 13" high from your backing fabric
4 x 19" wide by 13" high from your interfacing
2. Iron the fusible interfacing onto your main fabric rectangles.