If you have ever been to my etsy shop you know that I have lots of different vintage sheets and fabrics. What you may NOT know is that I have never sewn anything with ANY of them. Crazy huh?? I just started finding sheets that I LOVED…Listing them….Selling them….and never stopped to create. SOOO I decided it was time I tried out my own product. I LOVED 3 particular fat quarter prints I had, so I chose them and thought…..hmmmmm placemats. So I got sewing and a few hours later…..I had placemats and napkins. All cute and coordinating and fun.
I am not gonna lie….I kinda love them A LOT!!! It was soo fun and easy to sew with the vintage fabric too. No problems. It is so nice and soft and already worn in….it is just what I want a fabric to be like. It wasn’t too fragile or delicate and worked great. And my favorite part….ONE OF A KIND. I love that nobody else can just go to the fabric store and get the same fabric as me…..is that selfish?? I guess technically if they really wanted to fabric stalk me they could head to the thrift stores and try to find the same ones, but REALLY???
I decided to go a little bit reversible for more options, so both the napkins and placemats have more than one option. I love options, I love change, I love moving things around. I guess that is why I love thrift shopping…..you pay so little that you can change your mind more often. Like on my last trip I got two purses that I LOVE!!! 6 bucks apiece….for real leather and SUPER cute. Now even if I only use each of them for a week (or 15 years) I will have gotten my moneys worth…..I am way off topic though.
PLACEMATS….Oh yes…..I tried them out on my table. I WISH my table looked like that at dinner time. I actually had to scrub play dough (from a week ago), marker, and finger paints off of the table top just to get a NON-rainbow table in the picture. Since I will not be using fancy napkins (or real plates) on my table any time soon I put these in the shop. Now I think I am on a mission to make them in every color of vintage print I can find……after I take a little nap that is:)