Thursday, 16 September 2010

:my creative space:

As it is the start of Spring, not that you would know it here in Melbourne as the sun has only been making the odd appearance, I decided I would make a start on freshening up some of the rooms in our house..
First on my list of things to make was a new bath mat for our ensuite.
Again Ikea fabric has come up with the goods...
This is a VERY EASY AND QUICK project.

I used an old mat as a template and cut 1 piece from main fabric and 1 from backing fabric (terry towelling )

Place right sides together leaving an opening for turning.
Turn right side out and press.
Sew around the entire mat (I used a  longer stitch length) making sure you sew the opening closed.
I sewed 2 more rows just to give the effect of a border.

and voila,  you're done.
It's that easy.

Now take it to your bathroom and try it out...

Next on my list is the kitchen.
Some new tea towels, napkins and place mats.

I would also like some HELP...
I am wanting to buy some personalised sew on name labels.
Does anyone have any recommendations?? 

Check out  Kootoyoo blog to see what others are up to in their Creative Spaces.


  1. Great bathmat!

    I got my sew-in labels from this Etsy store: I've bought 2 lots now and have been happy with the product and service both times.

  2. that's such a great idea! i love it!

  3. Love that fabric you used! I've been wanting to do something similar for a while now, I'd best get to it!

  4. Just beautiful and so creative!! (Pretty Ikea-fabric) more thing on my 'wish-to-make-list'!! Have agreat day/ Eva Sweden

  5. Great job! Ikea do have some lovely fabrics, don't they? Will you make the napkins and teatowels yourself?


  6. This is a simple and fabulous tutorial. Thanks so much. I want to make one of these (also a perfectly good excuse to head to Ikea to find appropriate fabric!)

  7. I think it was last Christmas issue? Has a tree on the front pink and turquoise blue cover with LOTS of paper ornaments on it!

  8. oh and that is a fabulous bath mat/idea! love that fabric. Yardage girl just got some labels printed - on her MCS post today!

  9. The bathmat looks great. Love the fabric.:)

  10. brilliant !! just what I need for the Fall : new bath mats !
    I had planned on crocheting some (fabric re-use) but this idea is just as pretty and so much quicker

  11. loooovely bathmat, great idea to put the terry towelling as backing! Have to add that i LOVE the green and pink bag you made last week.....such a fab combo-green and pink, doggies and hearts...what more could a girl ask for :)

  12. What a great idea - love the printed fabric.

  13. I love your blog. This is beautiful!

  14. Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog.

    Love the bathmat. The fabric is great.

  15. cute bathmat...

    love ur blog, full of inspiration.. :)


  16. Great mat! It would break my heart to have wet, dirty feet on it! I just found your site and love your blue and red lunch bag. Such fabulous colours!

  17. I was just scrolling back through your posts when I came across this one again... So I thought I would share this tute with you - creative as you are! :)


Thanks for taking the time to comment. I love reading them and try to answer each and everyone.Tanya