Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Dollar Store DIY

Do you ever go into the Dollar Store with a purchase in mind,,,,,

We happened in there other day by chance and at the front of the store they had started to bring in their fall decor....

Out jumped this tablecloth for $3.00 and I knew right away what I was going to create....

                                      Yes I'm in the " Let's get Creative"  mode!

This tablecloth made of polyester would be perfect for placemats.

I cut out eight 17 1/2" x 13 1/2"
placed right sides together
stitched a 1/4 " seam around and left an opening of 6"
turned right side out ....and put aside....

Liked this look but I went one step further....

Brought out my burlap fabric.....

Went about cutting 4 ...17 1/2" x 13 1/2"

Placed one $store piece and burlap right sides together and stitched a 1/4"
seam leaving enough of an opening to turn right side out.
Then top stitched 1/4" around the top including the opening that I had left for turning.

Continued sewing all 4 placemats then gave them a good pressing.

Not quite done I went one step further with it being fall and all......

I outlined a maple leaf and then with my stencils added the numbers 1 - 4 on each

Giving me two different looks !

Which do you prefer........

Lots of colour or more rustic........

Do you want to see what I made with the first sample placemat......

                                                           I made a pillow cover!

So easy to make .

If you are a non sewer just follow the same directions and use fabric glue or fusible bonding web
Just follow the instructions on the package.

Still have quite a bit of fabric leftover ...enough to make a table runner....maybe add some
burlap to the ends.......

I'm not quite finished working on my next $$$$Store project so you all come back!

                                         Hope you will give this a try and save$$$.

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  1. Great finds . Both rustic and colour is what fall is so yeah I would go both . I love the dollar store . Lovely decor and photos . Actually fresh and chilly here today a real fall day ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

  2. That was such a great way to repurpose a tablecloth! I love the burlap side of the placemats myself.

  3. I'm not a sewer but these would be easy with straight stitching. I like both sides actually. They came out beautifully and the pillow is pretty too.

  4. You can't get fabric for that price. They are both pretty but you had me at maple leaf (Rustic Maple ha!)

  5. Awesome! I love the burlap backs to the placemats - you're a genius!

  6. I can't decide - I love 'em both!!

  7. I like rustic...but that's just me! The pillow is too cute! Thank you for sharing your ideas!!! Pinned