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Monday, April 15, 2013

DIY Kitchen Mat

 DIY Reversible Kitchen Mat

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.



DIY Reversible Kitchen Mat

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:

Supplies:

- 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.


DIY Reversible Kitchen Mat

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 Craftstoo? 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.
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25 comments:

  1. very cute!!!! That step stool is adorable!

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    1. Thanks, RaeAnna! Tutorial on the Ikea hack coming soon!

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  2. Oh I love a quick project. Thanks for the tutorial!

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    1. This is seriously the quickest project out there. With all of the great patterns available from JoAnn's you couldn't find what you wanted in a rug for less!

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  3. I love this! Saw it over at Project Inspired...thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful week! ~Cindy@littlemisscelebration.com

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  4. Very pretty! What a fun way to brighten a room. I love that it's reversable.
    I'm visiting you today from Project Inspired. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
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  5. Love what you did with the fabric - very cute!

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  6. This turned out so great Stacey! I never thought to make my own kitchen mat but that's genius! Love that stool too!

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  7. Great idea! I have some home decor fabric with a cute design in my stash that I didn't know what to do with. (I believe I got it from JoAnn's.) I'm going to have to try this.

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  8. This is so pretty! If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/04/sunday-linky-party-3.html

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  9. Very cute! Love that fabric, and I love the fact that it's reversible--how fun!

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  10. I love your choice of fabrics. I just made rugs for my kitchen from thrifted jeans and I love the effect a change in rugs give.

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  11. Really adoreable. How did you get to be able to try out the fabric from JoAnn's?

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  12. I just love this! What a great way to bring a beautiful POP of color into your kitchen!
    Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  13. I love simple sewing project like this one. And that fabric is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing this past week at Project Inspire{d}!

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  14. I found your blog over at Dukes and Duchesses.. this mat is just so pretty! It caught my eye right away when I was looking through. You've explained how to make it so clearly! I'd love to find some of that fabric here in Calgary! xx

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  15. I found your cute blog on "Creative Blog". The mat caught my eye, it is so dang cute! Adding it to my long list of "projects I want to make".

    Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
    Jenny @ http://jennylynndesignz.blogspot.com/

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  16. I love it! I am thinking maybe it could be sprayed with Scotchgard to keep stains off it...making it super washable!

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  17. Never even thought of this--I make pillow, curtains,wall hangings, table runners--can't wait to try

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  18. How well does this wash? Is it a fabric that I could throw in the washer and drier?

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    1. I've washed it twice now with no problems. The fabric is very durable. Just needs a little iron once it comes out of the dryer.

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  19. Does it slide around on the wood floor?

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  20. I use one of those "rubber" rug runners underneath that I picked up at the dollar store. This takes care of keeping it in place.

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