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Burlap Name Card-Tutorial


Here is an idea I was inspired by Pottery Barn for while perusing their Thanksgiving Holiday section. Mine is a simplified version since keeping it simple seems to work with me rather than against me, despite the best of intentions when it comes to entertaining. 
 Here's how it's done-
                                       Using a recipe card, lay out burlap and cut around the outsides (following fabric grain) allowing room for a seam allowance:

Fold bottom up just so upper edge of card shows and fold upper edge down to ensure fit.
                                                            Pin sides to hold in place:

                                                 Stitch up one side, reinforcing at ends:
 And down the other, reinforcing at ends:
*note-to prevent fraying, you will need to sew along all edges or use non fraying adhesive.
 Now it looks like an envelope. Tuck in recipe card again to ensure a proper fit:
 Pin with a safety pin:
 Write name with magic marker then string a piece of jute (or string/ribbon of choice) through the upper left corner:
                 Cut to length leaving enough to tie around chair back:
 And let guest find their proper spot at the table. 


For those of you who missed it, I guest posted over as Sugar Bee Crafts last week. You'll have to check out my oh, SO easy tutorial over there on my Pine Cone Place Card Holder!  

3 comments:

  1. What a super cute idea! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Would love it if you would share this lovely post at my Make it Pretty Monday party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/11/make-it-pretty-monday-week-24.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  2. Rustic and glammy:) Love this! I'm following your blog now. Follow me too at www.swesweetvintage.com I posted "dolled up" to the knick of time party.

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