Friday, December 13, 2013

Dr Who and space travel fabric place mats tutorial


My family wanted my place mats for the table.  We are lovers of space and especially Dr Who. But the problem arose of which design to use. I settled by making fully reversible fully washable mats with a collection of everyone's favourite designs.

To make simply draw the outline of your families biggest plate on a piece of paper and cut out. Next collect the fabrics of choice (Spoonflower has many wonderful options). Cut squares of each fabric (mine are 30cm) and interface one panel with light weight iron on interfacing and the other with heavy weight. 

Draw around your paper template onto the reverse of one of your interfaced fabric squares. match right sides together and mark an opening for turning of around 4cm.  Stitch the circle using a short stitch length.  Trim, clip curves and turn through.  Press to neaten. Top stitch the edge about 5mm from edge in matching thread.


I've used an astronaut and moon fabric for one, two cute Doctors and companions prints in blue for another, and the third is two Tardis prints.

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