These make me so happy:) Why? Well if you aren't happy just looking at these recycled jean placemats let me explain... Repurposing is becoming this happy little addiction of mine and this project uses old jeans, scraps of fabrics, and then topping it off with needle felting (which I also loooove) and using my bedazzler! Wow...oh happy day:) They look great on the table and for picnics you can just add the silverware and napkins, roll them up and you are ready to go.
Step 1: GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES (Makes 2)...
2 Pockets from old jeans
2 Pieces of denim 8 1/2" * 14" each
6 Pieces - 4 1/2" * 45" (or width of fabric) Coordinating fabrics
1/2 Yard Piece of Fabric (for back of placemats)
1/2 Yard Piece of Fabric (for two 15" square napkins)
Size 14 Sewing Machine Needle
Walking Foot for Sewing Machine if available
Cut a 12" * 14" rectangle out of newspaper (pattern piece)
OPTIONAL - Bedazzler AVAILABLE AT AMAZON - http://amzn.to/Nluvxl
OPTIONAL - Needle felting kit AVAILABLE AT AMAZON - http://amzn.to/1cOogys and bulky wool yarn