Liberty of London Placemats


After watching my idol Martha Stewart explain on video how to make a reversible placemat, I ordered some favorite Liberty of London fabric in Navy Leonard (blue and white floral), Junos Garden Bright (peacock), and Eve Primary (multi color).  I ordered 1 yard of each, they are $36 per yard, one is $18.  I know it’s pricey, but it’s Liberty of London, so of course it’s the best textile print out there!  And yes, that’s the store our buns are named after.

Just how much do I love it?  Remember this photo when I was in London?

I already had heavy duty infusing fabric because I love to sew, and I simply followed Martha’s instructions in her video.  I’m thrilled with them because they are uniquely ours.  With 3 yards at the width they came in, you should have enough to sew 4 double-sided placemats.  This was one of those things I’m not going to lie – it frustrated me because of my own doing of not measuring correctly and cutting poorly.  Note to self – measure twice, cut once applies to expensive textile fabrics as well.  Somehow, I made it work.

Here they are drying in the sun after I used Scotch Guard on them.  Because that’s what you do when you spend $90 on fabric for placemats.

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I do have leftover fabric so I’m going to create some more fun things and I think also start to display all the Liberty of London fabrics I use like this, only using the fabric inside:

Anyone else like to sew?  I’m looking forward to creating so much this summer – while some of you have had harsh winters and that’s when you do your projects, summer when I work on mine!

Diana Elizabeth needs to scour some thrift store for a variety of the embroidery hoops to display her Liberty of London fabrics.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.



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