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It’s gifting time so I’m busy thinking of ideas for neighbors, parents, siblings and friends. I love gifting half handmade half store-bought gifts. It’s fun to purchase something and then make something handmade to give the gift a personal touch. These cute boho style placemats are a great gift to give with anything food related, food, dishes, restaurant gift cards, silverware, or even fresh flowers! Make a little stack of these simple placemats and then gift them along with something else!
I used sticky vinyl to create an adhesive stencil and then painted over it! I wanted an inverted doily with the original fabric pattern sticking through. Doilies are so classic, but this little twist makes a fun boho style placemat to switch it up at dinnertime! The paint has to dry overnight, but otherwise the project is super fast!
I used a gorgeous coordinate for the back, making the placemats reversible. These fabrics are from the Apricot & Persimmon line by Riley Blake that is available through Cricut in a cute little package.
Cut two pieces of fabric 12″ by 16.5″ from two different prints of fabric. Fuse interfacing to the back of one piece.
Pick the doily design from this set (it is free with Cricut Access, or .99 cents otherwise) and add it to your Design Space canvas. Stretch the design to about 8″ or 9″ across and then hide the blue and teal layers by clicking on the little eye button to the right.
We are only using the top layer (yellow) so when that is the only one left on the canvas, click MAKE and cut the vinyl on your machine.
Weed out the background of the doily and all the little parts inside. This is the most time consuming part. When you’re done, stick the vinyl doily onto the placemat fabric, centered. Press it down well.
Paint all around! Leave the edges a little bit distressed to give it a more boho feel.
When the paint is fully dry, peel the vinyl piece off to reveal your shape! Press the fabric.
Finish the placemat by sewing the back to the front with the right sides together. Leave a small 2-3″ opening.
Clip the corners, turn and press well. Then topstitch all the way around 1/8″ from the edges.
And you’re done!
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