Simple satisfying sewing

I promise more interesting projects will be revealed soon (dresses!). But it was so satisfying to finally get this off my list.
And my new sewing set-up made it really, really easy.


If you recall my older crafty goals (I stopped posting them because there was no progress at all), I've mentioned making a table cloth and/or placemats a few times. We have some store-bought placemats, but they are stained and I think they can't be washed or otherwise cleaned (though I might try to clean them soon, I have an alternative now if they fall apart).
In The Netherlands, I used to have a lot of tablecloths and I loved using them, but I got rid of them all, thinking they would blow off the table anyway. Cause that's what happened in our little apartment. But in this house, we eat in the kitchen and even though we run the ceiling fan when we eat (to keep flies off our food) things stay put. So I can use table cloths after all.
I had this plaid cotton and it was just the right size to use for the two of us (covering half of the table). And since one isn't really practical, I cut up an old sheet to make two more.
I like the plaid one the best with our plates and the others may end up as something else as soon as I find some fabric I like better, but for now, it works.




You may recognize that sheet. I already cut it up for another simple project, a few months ago, making three project bags for my knitting. And since I had just the right amount left over after cutting two table cloths roughly the same size as the plaid one, I made a fourth project bag. I was one short after all.

Oh yes, simple sewing. But so satisfying!

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  1. my mom made curtains out of sheet sets when we were teens, I loved them so much! I like your bright and colorful fabrics for this spring season to be.

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    1. Sheets are so versatile! I love it when I find some nice ones in the thrift shop.

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  2. Oh these are beautiful!! I cannot sew (well, I can do a seam, but only by hand), so I am in awe of all sewing projects - and I love those! They are so happy and colourful. :)

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    1. Ha, these are just simple seams, you could even do them by hand. But they are fun to make and useful too.

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  3. Love them! I use table runners in the center of our table and then placemats, but I need to buy new placemats, as the ones I use now are red and our decor is soft turquoise. Maybe I will just make some.

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    1. You could easily do that! I'm still planning to practice my quilting skills by making placemats, so for you that should be a piece of cake. Though I'm not sure you need more squirrels...

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