I really didn’t like any of the seating charts I could find available to buy. When I looked for inspiration for how it should look I decided the best thing to do would be to tie the design into the table names and use embroidery hoops. I had lots of left over cream fabric from making the table cloths so this project was a good opportunity to use some of that up.
The first thing I did was to print out the names of my guests onto inkjet cotton. Once I had set the ink I cut out each individual name. Next I used free machine embroidery to put the table names onto the cloth.
Once this was finished I armed myself with the printed names, some bondaweb and coloured fabric scraps. I only used very small fabric scraps as highlights. Once the names and scraps were held in place with small quantities of bondaweb it was back to the machine to stitch them all down.