I found this great tutorial on how to make your own place mats over at The How-To Gal:
I am not a seamstress. I wish I was, but I'm not. However, true to How-To Gal's motto, this project is something ANYONE can do. I have wanted place mats for my new table but couldn't find ones that I liked. The time to take the plunge arrived and I made my own! Found two complimentary fabrics and created a double sided masterpiece!
What you need:
- 1 1/2 Yards of 45" wide fabric two- different kinds (if you want double sided) The amount of fabric depends on the size of place mats you make and the number needed. I made six and had a little of each fabric left over.
- Rotary Cutter/fabric cutting board
- Sewing machine
- 1-2 hours
Let's get started!