Personalized and Reversible Placemats

One of my favorite things that I did under Quarantine 2020 was make these placemats. It has all the characteristics I look for when it comes to tabletop linens – personalized, reversible, AND machine washable!

I started with some old fabric that I had already washed, dried, and ironed out. I then cut out (4) 12×18 rectangles for each fabric, watched this video on how to sew placemats, and followed the steps in that video. I wish I had more to say, but someone literally made a video about how to do it yourself, so I’ll leave it up to her to talk you through the technical pieces.

One thing I did do was add my own touch by personalizing it with my last name. I picked a nice font in the Cricut Design App and sized it up to be 2 inches tall, used my Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut out the letters on my iron-on vinyl, then used a heat press to transfer it to the placemats.

I would highly recommend doing this super easy project for yourself or for someone else as a really nice housewarming gift! Doing all 4 placemats probably took me 2-3 hours on a lazy Saturday, so go put on some Netflix, make some tea, and put that sewing machine to work!