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In Which I Made Placemats

Every month I try to do something at least a little bit creative, just to keep myself sane.

This past month, I decided to pull out my Amy Butler sewing book, In Stitches, and attack her placemats project. You see, when I have people over for dinner, I only actually have two matching placemats of any kind so couldn’t use any when there were more than two people here, unless I want to use all mismatching placemats for everyone, which would look kind of funny. So I was determined to make a set of four pretty placemats!

And I don’t really have much to say about this topic, except Shannon wanted me to post pictures. So here they are:

Also, this video is really good for learning how to slip stitch, which I have finally mastered. (It’s always been a horrible mess before now, but the stitches this time around are actually invisible on two of the placemats! Go me!)

Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 8:08 am March 2, 2012.
Category: Creative Excursions

  • Shannon

    Looks nice! Slip stitches are not easy

  • Cat @ Beyond Books

    Those are lovely! Makes me think about making my own placemats, too. Did you actually do these by hand? I don’t think I am that creative. I don’t even get around to sewing buttons on my pants, leaving me with a pile of pants in a bag, in the closet that I can’t wear because they are buttonless. Sigh.

  • Lisa

    I bought that book and still haven’t made anything yet. Maybe you’ll inspire me since my goal is to start using my sewing machine. ;)