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Just In Time For Easter Dinner

That little someone will feel quite special having their own Easter placemat. It’s very simple and quick to make, too. This one would fit on the tray of a highchair. If larger ones are preferable, simply cut a larger oval, rounding the corners for easier application of bias binding.

Cut two pieces of Easter print fabric measuring 12-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches and one the same size of firm interfacing. For pockets, cut 2 pieces 3 x 3-1/2 inches and one of interfacing. Place pocket pieces together, right sides facing with interfacing on top; stitch three sides leaving top open. Turn. Press. Sew bias tape on top edge of pocket and position it on one of the placemat pieces, approximately 1 inch from side and bottom edges. Stitch in place. With wrong sides facing and interfacing sandwiched between them, stitch all around outer edge working as close to the edge as possible. This gives firmness enabling an easier application of bias binding. Sew on binding using a fairly narrow zigzag stitch.

Happy Easter! – Eva Krawchuk

writes from Winnipeg

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