Monday, January 11, 2010

The Dish Mat

Back in November I was visiting blog after blog to see if I could come up with some DIY Christmas projects. In my search, I saw Edie over @ Life in Grace was hosting 12 days of handmade Christmas. She featured 12 creative and talented guest posters showing homemade/handmade goodies.

Day 1 was presented by Darby from Fly through Our Window. She gave step by step directions on sewing together a Dish Mat. Now I always have a towel on my counter for unloading the dishwasher, but how cute was this. I could not wait to get started. Unfortunately it took me longer to get started than I wanted, but I finally did it.

I had planned on piecing different fabrics together, but I ended up using a damask printed fabric I bought at Hobby Lobby with a 40% coupon. The white towel on the under side is one I bought at Ross.

With the wrong sides together I sewed the two together. Then turned it in side out and closed the end. That was all there was to it! So easy!!

I know I will be making more of these sooner rather than later. I have some wedding showers to plan/attend in the coming weeks. These will make excellent shower gifts, hostess gifts and just to have around the kitchen.

Here are more photos of the finished mat:

Front and Back

And here with dishes...... and I have a story about these dishes!!!

I am linking up to DIY day over at ASPTL.



  1. What a fantastic idea, I need to learn to sew and then attempt this. :)
    -Heather @

  2. That is wonderful! I just don't sew very well, but a straight stitch is probably something I can handle... now to find someone with a sewing machine that I can borrow!