Posted 2nd Feb 2017
The arrival of March brings with it the first burst of spring bulbs and flowers, full of colour and amazing scent. Whether inside or out, our pretty projects are designed to celebrate the new season
1. Begin by downloading our template here.
2. Cut the template pieces out and place them to one side for now. Cut two pieces of pale-coloured natural fabric to 40cm x 30cm. Stitch them together with green embroidery thread, stitching approximately 1cm in from the edge. Use a hot iron to fuse a piece of iron-on interfacing to a piece of green fabric and some yellow fabric, this will strengthen the fabric and prevent the edges fraying.
3. Pin the flower template pieces to the yellow fabric and the leaf template pieces to the green fabric. Cut out and remove the pins.
4. Arrange the leaves and flowers on the placemat and pin in position. Stitch in place with simple straight stitch, we used a sewing machine but you could stitch the design by hand. Pull a few threads from the outside edges of the placemat to give a frayed finish.