Roll up chalk mat

My first attempt at sewing all by myself!!! I made a roll up chalk mat for my niece for her birthday. I have to say I am rather happy with my efforts (if you don’t look too closely!). I used tutorials from Maggie Muggins Designs and Thimble. I basically got chalk cloth, some beautiful farmyard fabric, some backing fabric, some ribbon and bias tape then sewed it all together. I bought these super cute little handmade stickers too to put on. If you don’t want to make your own you can buy beautiful ones from Ecomoon. Mine doesn’t really look like the Ecomoon ones but hey I’m only a baby. I’m going to make John one next with the cars fabric I bought.
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4 thoughts on “Roll up chalk mat

  1. Michelle
    August 23, 2011 at 5:06 am

    Awesome!! You did good, I had never heard of chalk mats before reading this:( very cool

  2. August 23, 2011 at 6:06 am

    Oh, I freakin’ love it 🙂 well done on the craftiness – what a COOL idea!

  3. August 23, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Thanks guys feel like the tide is turning and sewing goodness is going well. Have just made more stuff. Will post photos tomorrow.

  4. November 15, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Thanks for sharing your experience with us. I could say that it is indeed fabulous present fr your niece. Your niece will be delighted to have it.