I used to have a full set of these dark olive ultra-suede placemats from Pier 1, but over the years they seem to have disappeared, one by one. I’m down to only two, and since a single pair won’t do me much good, they seemed a great candidate for a ReStyle!
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I’ve wanted to try a bib necklace for a while now, and this seemed like a good a time as any!
I started with this template from Pom Pom Emporium and traced it onto the back of the placemat with a white colored pencil and cut it out with sharp fabric scissors.
The placemat had several layers, so after cutting out the pattern I peeled them all away, except for the suede which became the base of the bib.
I have a big collection of beads from a previous jewelry-making hobby, and they came in handy for this project. If I weren’t so lazy, I’d have sewn them all on. But I am, so I hot-glued them instead in a totally random pattern.
I’m kind of a glue gun novice (and I bought the cheapest one Joann’s had) so I ended up with spiderweb-like glue strings everywhere. I cleaned them all up, which was the most time consuming part of this whole project.
Using the same placemat I used for the bib, I cut out two long strips to use as neck straps. I peeled off all the layers again, using only the suede.