The weekend is here. We have a fun, quick , cute project for you this weekend.
Use left-over/odd sized remnants after making straps! Make any size you want.
This is a quick and easy gift idea for wedding showers, housewarmings or just because you want to add a splash of color to you decor.
-Carol C. Porter
Create-a Strap 1” Art No. 9502
Create-a-Strap 5/8” Art No. 9510
2” wide fabric strips
1 3/8” wide fabric strips
Sewing Machine & Thread
Rotary Cutter Art No. 7500
Mat Art No.7522
Ruler 6” x 24”
Wonder Clips Art No. 3159
Step 1: Use 2” wide strips for the 1” Create-a Strap & 1 3/8” wide strips for the 5/8” Create-a-Strap and fuse to the wrong side of the strips.
Step 2: Press seam allowances on fold lines for all strips.
Step 3: Place and hold with Wonder Clips the 5/8” strap over the back of the 1” strap; then edge stitch both edges. Press to set stitches
Note: I’ve used a straight stitch here, but now is a good time to practice all those new stitches on your machine!
Step 4: Cut strips the length to match your mat size. This project is approximately 5” x 5” so we cut our strips at 5 ½” for some “wiggle room”. Set 5 strips in a row; then weave in one strip. Edge stitch at the top of the woven strip, carefully, keeping all the strips even.
Step 5: Weave in the remaining strips and edge stitch around the remaining 3 sides of the mat.
Step 6: Trim edges.
Step 7: Use Wonder Clips while binding.
For a fun surprise turn the mat over for an unexpected reverse!