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>Project ReStyle: A Wearable Placemat

02/06/2011 26 Comments

>Project ReStyle: A Wearable Placemat

02/06/2011 26 Comments

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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I glued the straps to the bib, and tied them up in an easy bow.

Done and done! 

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5 down, 47 to go!
Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear.

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26 Comments

  • Carrieonnn 05/17/2011 at 12:33 am

    >Holy crap you killed it. Freaking Haute Hippie charges about $3985739857 for one of those! Do you think it would be brutal to bead it real close together? That one's my dream…only it might way 14lbs thereby defeating the purpose…arghback to bed. argh again,c

  • Wobisobi 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >Super Cute Keira!! I Love!!

  • Brittany D'Lynne 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >Genius! This one I could actually do too!P.S. Used my new clutch this weekend and loved it! Got a zillion compliments too! :)

  • cathykhayes 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >So cute!!!!!

  • From Suns To Moons 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >Impressive.

  • Cecilia Oviedo 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >This bib necklace is amazing! Love the colors you used, I think I'd make one and sew it to a plain white tank! Awesome idea!http://blog.cessoviedo.com

  • Daily Jo Haiku 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >That's very, very creative!! Can't wait to see you wear it.

  • AFashionFixation 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >Really easy to follow and what a great use of extra place mats, I would have never thought of that!

  • Keira Lennox 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >That's an awesome idea! I really want to learn how to sew. If you do it, email me a photo! aprettypennyblog@yahoo.com

  • Vickyzhangyang 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >Very creative!

  • Keira Lennox 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >Awesome, B!

  • Bunnie Bee Jewelry 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >Very cute!!!

  • Amy 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am
  • Wrinkleddollar 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >Wow, great idea! -Jessica

  • andrea 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >That is super cute! Great job. I can relate on the glue string. I hate it.

  • Angie 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >I will definitely try it!

  • Kara 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >Amazing!

  • Nathalie Clerc 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >You are so clever! Great colours as well.

  • Noas'Libellule 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >I was very intrigued by the title.. Awesome!

  • Sasha 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >This is definitely a "sounds so bad, looks so good" project. Great idea!(www.asparkleintime.blogspot.com)

  • Kayla 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >How awesome is that? I may be stealing this idea! Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

  • Rlutz 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >so freaking cool…love ti!

  • Rossella Kalaty 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >wow so creative i love it let me know your thoughts on my new blog entry and follow me at: My Couture DiariesMy Couture DiariesMy Couture Diaries

  • Iris 05/17/2011 at 12:32 am

    >Wow, this is an awesome restyle…

  • macy dawn 05/17/2011 at 12:30 am

    >My head is spinning! I am now on the hunt for some sweet beads to make my own.

  • shealennon 05/17/2011 at 12:29 am

    >I'm living vicariously through your project restyle posts–you're totally inspiring me to be more crafty! The best part is they look doable even for a klutz like me :)

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