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Cutie Fruity Placemats

Cutie Fruity Placemats

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.

Cutie Fruity Placemats

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.

Cutie Fruity Placemats


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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