Sewing Tip 21

Placemats and NapkinsWhenever possible, make your table runners and place mats reversible. The amount of extra work is minimal and you end up with two items almost for the time and  price of one.

If both sides are pieced together from various fabrics, make sure the seams line up to avoid a seam imprint when the runner is pressed. This is especially important with thin fabrics, such as silk.

The holidays are coming! Want to learn some cool home dec ideas? Enroll in Sandra’s online sewing classes today and watch shows such as Placemats & Napkins and Creating a Table Runner. These shows, along 60 other full-length classes, provide you with the tools you need to take your sewing skills to the next level!