Hey, It’s Emily here from The Wicker House and I have a fun and easy project that I am so excited to share with you today. I sewed some really simple denim placemats and with them, I created a festive patriotic table setting.
I used an existing placemats as a template and laid it on top of some thick white cotton fabric. I used a white cotton, but whatever fabric you have on hand is fine. Using the template, cut the fabric which will be used as the back side of the placemat.
Once I was happy with the layout I sewed the denim onto the white fabric, layer by layer. I found a strip of yellow stitching on the inside hem of a pair of jeans. I loved it so much that I used it on all four of my placemats. I also sewed a pocket onto each placemat to be used to hold utensils.
perfect for the 4th of July.
For the center piece, I placed some of my neighbor’s pretty white peonies in a white pitcher, keeping the table look really simple…And Yes, my neighbor told me I could take her peonies.
An apple with a flag toothpick is placed at each setting.
These denim placemats cost nothing, they were super simple to make, and they add a festive look to my patriotic table setting. So the next time you get a hole in your jeans, or your kids outgrow theirs, or you decide to make cut-offs, or just whatever the reason, turn them into some fun placemats!
To see more of my projects be sure to stop by my blog, The Wicker House.