Bon Appétit

Posted by seadob, 26 Jun, 2014

Give your family and friends a meal to remember with these beautiful rustic table settings featuring the new Parisienne Blue Capsule Collection from Papermania. Mix delicate crochet trims with durable natural hessian to add a flavour of rural France to your table, if not your cooking! Cutlery Pouch 1 Cut a piece of Bare Basics hessian in half and slightly fray the edges. Put the two halves together and fold down the top edge of the front piece to form a pouch. Use a couple of dressmaker's pins to hold in place. 2 Cross stitch around the edge using brown embroidery thread to secure the pieces together. Continue to cross stitch around the top of the pouch to form a matching decorative border. Keep the pouch flap free. 3 Attach a length of jumbo crochet trim under the pouch flap. Wrap a length of pleated fabric trim around the flap and top with a length of cream lace. Sew across the flap to attach the trims, making sure you don't sew through the hessian pouch. 4 Untie the cord from a kraft tag and trim the tag down in size. Write a sentiment on the tag with a white gel pen. Wrap a length of bakers twine around the pouch twice, thread the ends through the tag and tie in a bow. 5 Tie the original cord from the kraft tag through a button and add to the pouch, along with two trimmed lengths of blue grosgrain ribbon and a large ribbon bow. Place Mat 1 Cut a piece of 8 x 8" hessian in half and sew to either side of a complete square to make a rectangular base. 2 Cut four 8" lengths of blue grosgrain ribbon from the 1m ribbon pack. Sew a length over each seam. Sew the third length 1 ½" to the left of the left seam and the remaining length 1 ½" to the right of the right seam. Cut two 8" lengths of jumbo crochet trim, cut each in half lengthways and layer over the grosgrain ribbon borders, as shown. 3 Cut two 1 ½ x 8" pieces of hessian, fray the edges and sew down the middle of each pair of borders. 4 Cut two 8" lengths of cream lace and attach one down the centre of each of the hessian strips with brown embroidery thread. 5 Stamp ‘EAT’ onto the central panel of the mat using Carnival alphabet stamps and white acrylic paint. Leave to dry. If you are creating a set of mats, why not personalise each with your family's initials? 6 Sew jute ribbon around the edge of the mat to hide the ends of the borders and stop them from fraying. 7 Twist bunches of threads pulled from the hessian and some bakers twine into a basic flower shape. Glue or stitch to the bottom right of the mat, along with a few hand-cut hessian leaves. Top with a large ribbon bow and button. 8 Sew a trio of large ribbon bows to the top of the left border and finish by stitching small pearls along the lace.

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