Monday, September 10, 2012
Tutorial: How to make a fabric placemat
So recently we bought Dexter some placemats that were made out of laminateish material and were just not good quality. Frankly they were pieces of crap. When I tried to wash them by hand in the sink they would get water on the inside. after about 4 times of use it fell apart. So I decided to just make my own. I was not about to spend $10 on 4 kid fabric ones. Plus this way I got to choose the fabrics myself!
This is a really easy and cheap craft. It took me about about an hour to make 5 and it only cost about $1 each to make them. I used flannel but you can use any material you like, the more absorbent the better in my opinion.
1 yard of material
Sew around the edges making sure you sew it shut. I used my presser foot as a guide, and make a really close seam.
Step 7 (optional)
That’s it! Now you have beautiful new placemats! Now go cook something delicious and spill all over it!