It was my dad’s birthday yesterday, so I can finally share what I made for him. One of the nicest things about visiting both sets of parents is getting to eat at an actual dinner table with placemats so I made some placemats with my Cutie Fruity Friends fabric.
It took a fair bit of planning but they came together really well. They’re both padded and reversible, and machine washable too. I have enough fabric left for one more, but I’m not sure I can face the cutting and folding again any time soon.
How I made them, if your’re interested
Basically, I cut one piece of my fabric and one piece of some matching IKEA fabric to the same size. I folded and pressed a hem on each and pinned them wrong sides together with a piece of thin padding in between (to absorb heat), cut slightly smaller. I burnt my fingers at least twice ironing the hems so be careful!
I then just sewed around the edge with my sewing machine and a small straight stitch. If you keep near to the edge, everything will stay in place fine. The end! The first part takes ages and the second part seconds.
And, if you want to make your own, you can buy the fabric from Spoonflower. I recommend the cotton/linen blend.