I have been trying to clean my sewing room by way of sewing. That can only sound logical to me.
After making curtains for my kitchen, I had a huge chunk of fabric left. My calculations were way off. I guess I didn't consider that the fabric was 120" wide. It is a very heavy cotton from Italy and was taking up a lot of room on the shelf. Many times it would roll off the shelf and hit me on the head as I walked by. Okay time to do something with it.
I once spoke to Kenneth King about one of his hats. He said the he had originally thought of using the fabric to make something else but the fabric told him no. My fabric doesn't speak to me, it hits me over the head!
Table linens are one of the things I love but would never buy. They are just too easy to make.
I cut 12 rectangles 15" x 21" to make 6 14"x 20" place mats. I told you it was a big chunk of fabric.
The sewing was simple. Right sides together was an opening at the bottom for turning. Always stop and start at the middle bottom. It faces the seated persons bellybutton and no one looks there. Press seams along seam line to one side to help turning the corners. Turn right side out, press, and topstitch (again stop and start at the belly button).
I also had enough fabric to make 6 seat cushions.
Kitchen Curtains. Inverted box pleat by hand
They match my dishes!
The napkins are purchased ( 4 Cynthia Rowley 20" x 20" for $5.00 at Homesense). I can't make them for that. Note the hemstitching.
I did however make the beaded napkin rings. I used memory wire and glass beads from Michaels.
Expect to see more of this fabric --- I still have some left.
Thanks for dropping by,