I'm really excited about sharing this project with you all. As I mentioned a while ago (last year now!) I decided to hand-make a lot of Christmas gifts for my family and I've already posted tutorials on a couple of these.
This particular gift was for my aunt who lives in France. I came across this vintage cutlery image on The Graphics Fairy-one of my absolute favourite sites-and decided it would be a fantastic one to use on placemats. So here we have the how-to and the finished product!
This was the original image from TGF:
As always, this is a fairly easy project to do. I used heavy-weight calico as my base fabric, mainly because it's a fabulous material for transferring onto and really goes with the whole vintage feel, but I also had never seen my aunt's dining room decor, so I wanted a neutral colour pallet.
I took the initial image from TGF and waved my little cut-and-paste wand to flip each piece of cutlery the same way, then duplicated the whole thing to get two onto one page of paper.
Once this was done, all I did next was,using the Lesley Riley Transer Artist Paper that I have used for previous transfer projects, I printed the images and ironed them onto my fabric. If you want to see how to use the TAP, then pop on over to my transfer tutorial for some tips :-)
Unfortunately, I didn't take any "during" photos probably because I only managed to work on the mats after work in the evening-that was the only time I had to myself!
Once the images were transferred, all that was left was for me to sew the panels together then finish the edges off with some beautiful chocolate and oyster coloured ribbon.
I'm really please with them and really wanted to keep them for myself!
What do you think?
I'm linking up to Brag Monday at TGF.