Big title for a cool idea lol! And Happy Wednesday!
I can’t remember if I saw this idea on Pinterest or Facebook but it was something I had locked away in my brain for another day…. and it has taken me this long for it to fall out of the “vault” again lol! It was such a cool idea that I really wanted to try it.
Last time Dillon and I were at the Dollar Store I was looking for something else in the aisle that had the placemats and when I saw them I remembered the idea and grabbed a few. With a few simple straight seams I had a couple of really cute fabric storage baskets! I haven’t decided what I am actually going to use them for but I am happy with them!
These are great for storing whatever you want…. in the bathroom, bedroom, baby’s room… wherever you want!
As the title infers, I started out with 2 somewhat reversible fabric placemats from the dollar store.
The first thing I did was to fold the placemats in half, with the side I wanted to show on the outside facing inside when folded.
I pinned them in place and sewed up the seams where I had pinned them.
Next I folded each of the corners in towards the inside of the placemats (what is going to be the outside once completed), measured how deep I wanted the seams to be and then marked what is now a triangle with an erasable sewing marker.
I sewed on those lines, cut the corners off to about 1/2 inch from the seam and turned the placemats/fabric storage baskets right side out.
I folded down a “lip” at the top, showing the contrasting side and I now have a couple of cute little fabric baskets to store whatever I want in.
With there being so many different patterns for fabric placemats the colour options are endless. Make a few to match every room for those odds and ends that always seem to accumulate but don’t have a home!