I don't know about you, but I have the worst time finding affordable, stylish rugs for the kitchen. If they don't cost an arm and a leg, they are either completely Plane Jane or just plane hideous. So when JoAnn's sent me some of the new HGTV Home Decor fabrics to try out, I knew they'd be perfect for my much needed kitchen mat. If you've never used home decor fabric before, they are much heavier than your run of the mill cotton, which means they are perfect for projects around the house that may see a bit more traffic.
This was, literally, the world's easiest sewing project. If you can sew a straight line, you can make this reversible mat. Here's how:
- 2 yards of coordinating HGTV Home Decor fabric (These, like many other home decor fabrics come in nice wide widths, 54″ and 57″ wide. It’s nice to have that much more fabric to work with, just don’t forget to take the width of the selvage into account when choosing your project yardage)
- 1 yard cotton batting (optional)
- coordinating thread
Step 1: Iron, then trim fabric so that each piece is equal in size. I wanted a nice big mat so I trimmed around the selvage on the "Urban Blossom Berry" piece so that equaled the entire yard of "Checkered Past Berry".
Step 2: If you want to use one of the HGTV Home Decor Trims, simply sandwich it between your two fabrics.
With right sides together, pin the rectangles together and sew using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Back stitch at the beginning and end, leaving 6 inches for turning.
Step 3: Clip the corners and trim the seam allowance using pinking shears.
Step 4: Turn right side out, press seams and the seam allowances on the hole inward, and topstitch.
Find the perfect spot in your kitchen and enjoy a nicely coordinated kitchen mat that didn't break the bank.
If you get tired of looking at one side, simply flip it over for more coordinated fun.
Want to try out the new HGTV HOME line of fabrics from JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts, too? They have the fabrics in the stores and apparently even more fabrics online. The fabrics are 50% off from April 14 until May 4th, and as a bonus, here is an extra 10% coupon that you can use through May 4 also- so that’s nearly 60% off!!
Here’s the coupon to print out or you can use it online.
Disclaimer: I was provided with the fabric and trim review. I was not compensated for this post, and all opinions and content is my own.