I wanted to make something to brighten up the dull days we get at this time of year – so what better nod to summer than neon pink flamingos?! I made these placemats reversible so I can mix and match the table setting – some matching napkins would work well too! I used a pom pom to hold my cutlery together or some pretty ribbon or lace would also look cute tied round in a bow.
You will need:
- 2 types of fabric (I made 4 placemats)
- Sewing machine / neede & thread
Step 1 and 2: Cut out 4 pieces of each fabric measuring 12 inch x 9 inch (feel free to play around with the measurements – I simply used some I had as a guide for the size that looked right on my table). Remember you will lose about 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Step 3: Pin fabric right sides together.
Step 4: Stitch around the placemat leaving a couple of inches as a gap.
Step 5: Leave a couple of inches as a gap as you will use this to turn the placemat right side out.
Step 6: Cut the corners.
Step 7: Turn right side out.
Step 8: Press and then use a ladder stitch to sew up the gap.