Happy Late Birthday Dana!
These place mats were made purely out of love for my sister's birthday. Unfortunately her birthday was on Wednesday, and they have yet to make it to the post office.
This project was much more involved than I originally thought, probably because of all the strait lines I decided to use. To start I used a place mat of my own as a guide for cutting out the mats. Then I cut the clear vinyl about 1/2" bigger on both the top and side to allow for the ribbon placed around it.
First place and sew the picture windows.
Next I glued all of my ribbon embellishments down with some fabric glue.
After that, place the right sides of the mats facing it and then a layer of batting and pin together.
Sew the 3 pieces together, trim the corners and flip right side out. Lastly, I sewed a border stitch, which took care of the opening when I flipped them.
Stenciling the S on was done by printing out an S on card stock, cutting it out with an exacto knife, and pinning it in place. Its best to dab the paint on so it wont run. I touched up the edges afterwards with a little paint brush.
A couple ribbon rosettes and they were finished.
You can find this linked up this week at...
Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Today's Creative Blog
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Tatertots & Jello
Have a Happy Sunday!