>Child’s Out-To-Eat Placemat

>Hello everyone and happy hump day! I hope y’all are all having a great week!

This evening I finally finished off my second mother’s day project! Mother’s day in that I bought the fabric with mother’s day gift money, not actually mother related at all… but I digress.

Introducing: My first creation for my son, a placemat for when we go out to eat!

I’ve been itching to make something for the little man for a while now and I’m excited with how well this came out. There were a lot of lessons on the way (did you know bias tape is smaller on one side than the other? You probably did, but I did not), but I am thrilled with the end result. I can’t wait until Sunday when we go out to lunch after church so it can make its debut!

I used 2 fabrics from the Circus by L’Miss collection. The pocket fabric came from the remnants bin. The inspiration and tutorial came from Gwenny Penny. Thank you so much Gwen!

I love that it rolls up for easy transportation, and the adorable pocket for utensils!

I’m also thinking about making one for a friend of ours. We are planning to invite them to dinner, and I would like to make a placemat for their daughter!

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About anestinthemaking

Hi! I'm Kristi! I'm a mom, a wife, a daughter, a friend. I'm a newbie to sewing and blogging, but I'm excited to get started! Sewing is the first hobby I've really had in a long time. In high school, I sang, I played the piano, I played in the band, I wrote in journals. I went off to college, got married, started a family, and lived a life without hobbies. How boring?! Then I started reading blogs. One thing led to another and soon I was at my co-worker's house borrowing her sewing machine! I haven't looked back since! Sewing is a release for me. It's so much fun to create beautiful and useful things. It's fun to be learning something new, and it's fun to share it with you! So welcome! Take a look around, and let me know you're here! I love to meet people and respond to every message I get! And I can't wait to meet you!

Posted on May 11, 2011, in I made it, Sewing, Tutorial. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. >Oh wow! What a good idea! I would LOVE to have one for my boy. By chance, do you have a way to make it "stick" to the table? Just wondering…Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. About training in 16 weeks for a marathon.. well, I will be doing SOME running during my "time off," so I expect to start with a base of being able to run 3-6 miles or so. And, yes, I will start out with it being somewhat challenging to run 10 miles! It actually feels good to me to get down to the "easy" level and work my way back up. 🙂

  2. >FB friend me, if you want… my last name is Stout. My pic is of Isaac and I crossing the finish line! 🙂

  3. >This turned out great!!! I LOVE the fabric you used… too cute 🙂

  4. >This is an awesome idea, and I don't even have kids! 🙂

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