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When Retro Sheets become a Change Mat

I saw some fabulous 1970's floral sheets in the Op Shop and simply had to make something with them! so I put together an easy little change mat to put in my nappy bag.

Here's How......

What you need:

  • Lightweight cotton for the inside of the mat 
  • Contrasting cotton for the outside of the mat
  • Thin quilting batting for the inside of the mat
  • Ruler 
  • Fadeout fabric marker 
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Thread
  • Iron 
  • Sewing Machine 
1. Measure and cut the two fabrics and batting to your preferred size (approx 70cm x 114cm)

2. Pin the batting to the wrong side of the fabric you are using for the inside of the mat and sew them together using a 10mm seam around the entire piece

3. Using your fadeout marker and ruler, mark the lines to quilt the batting to the inside fabric at even distances. Then machine stitch down the quilting lines you drew.

4. Pin together the quilted piece of fabric and the contrasting fabric for the outside of the mat with the fabrics right sides facing each other and the batting on the outside.

5. Machine stitch along all sides using a 10mm seam and leaving a 15cm opening on one side.
6. Clip the corners to a 45 degree angle 
7. Turn the mat right side out through the opening.

8. Top stitch around the entire mat, securing the open piece with the top stitching 

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