Updated: Jul 20, 2018
So, this is another really great way to use one of our lovely tea towels - it’s a very easy make and anyone who can thread a sewing machine or a needle can do it promise! Not only will they brighten your table, but they could even make fabulous gifts.
So what do you need to make these delightful table decorations?
A good quality tea towel - one of our portrait designs is just perfect, naturally - just take a look and choose your favourite. One tea towel will make two good-sized placemats.
Hunt your house, sewing box or craft cupboard for a contrasting piece of cotton fabric. I chose an orange spot that I have had hanging around for ages. It needs to be the same size as the tea towel.
A sewing machine and thread (or needle and pins if you are going to sew by hand)
A pair of scissors
And that’s it – I told you it was easy!
Cut your tea towel in half. Put half the tea towel and the contrasting fabric facing each other and pin if you are a nervous sewer. Just stitch all the way around, leaving a gap of a few inches so you can turn your creation the right way out.
Before you do, cut the corners like this so they do not bunch.