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DIY Craft Ideas: Make and Sell your Crafts
Placemats and Napkin Sets
DIY Craft Ideas, Sew Placemats and Napkins
You can make money with your DIY crafts and take advantage of your talents. If you enjoy sewing, make some easy place mats and napkins. These sets go together quickly and easily. People love to buy place mat sets for themselves or others as gifts. To enhance the beauty of these sets tie a big ribbon around the mats and napkins. This alone will attract people at a craft show. If you have sewing talent put it to use for many other items such as: toaster covers, trivets, steering wheel covers and comforters. There are many household items you can sew that people will purchase. Choose bright colors as well as seasonal and popular colors.for current decorating trends. Check the stores to see what is on display and analyze the cost of these sets. Do some research online or with city offices to find out the dates of upcoming craft shows. There are craft shows happening in most cities. Also check with different church bazaars, especially close the the December holidays, and find out the cost and what you will need to set up shop for your DIY craft ideas..
Always use beautiful fabrics
What You Will Need
- Durable fabric in attractive colors and designs
- Matching thread to the fabric
- A sewing machine
- A pair of scissors
- A measuring tape
- Raffia or ribbon for the final package
Instructions to Make Placemats and Napkinss
- Wash the fabric in cold water and dry.
- Iron the fabric with an iron.
- Measure four pieces 16-inches by 14-inches for the placemats
- Measure four or six pieces of fabric 12-inches by 14-inches for the napkins.
You can vary the sizes of the napkins and placements accordingly for luncheon or dinner sets. .Fold a 1/4 inch hem over on all four sides of the napkins and place mats. Press the hem to hold in place and make a crisp edge. Stitch the hem with a small zig zag stitch. This will avoid raveling.
There are many variations for making place mat and napkin sets. You can design plain color napkins with a print or stripe place mat and vice versa. Try a lot of different color combinations to suit different tastes, when you set your wares out to sell.
Make sure to have a small tag on each set of place mats with your name, phone number and email address. Punch a hole at the top of the tag and string a ribbon through. Place mats and napkins are a great craft to sell as people always need another set and it is a much appreciated gift. As a creative person I am sure you can come up with lots of craft ideas to sell.
Final Presentation for This DIY Craft Idea
Stack the placemats on top of each other and fold in half.
Fold the napkins lengthewise and widthwise.
Tie the entire package with your raffia or matching ribbon. You will have a lovely package that you can sell at a reasonable price.
Your cost for entire package: $3.00 to $6.00
Time spent: 45 minutes when you do things in production line.