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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Orphan Placemat Project

What a great make-up bag!
Keep your eyes open for orphan placemats on $ale for little of nothing... plastic placemats work well as water resistant bags... cloth placemats can be quite elegant.
If you would like to embellish or embroider this project, do that before step 1.
1. Fold the placemat in half & apply a zipper, joining the 2 short ends together. (If you have never used a zipper to join pieces together in a straight-line opening, you will find this to be a piece of cake!)
2. Open the zipper & turn the bag-to-be, inside-out.
3. Sew each end to the bag closed, catching the zipper ends neatly.
4. Miter the corners to give your bag a definite bottom or do not miter the corners to leave the bag flat. (Miter means to flatten each bottom corner & sew the corners off straight leaving the appearance of 2 triangles inside the bag.)
5. Now, turn the bag outside-in, & the project is finished.
These make super gifts!


Christie said...

Thanks for the tute! I think I may tackle a zipper now! Found you via Margaret's blog--great gal isn't she?!

Christie said...

Ooopps I meant I found you via Char's blog http://tobycatcreations.blogspot.com/
and I found her via Margaret's blog http://asamplerofstitches.blogspot.com/
whew! Glad I got that cleared up!


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