I have been looking for nice place mats for my table for like a year. Not kidding. I can never find things I like, only things that I would settle for, and at $15 dollars a place mat times 6, I don’t want a “settle for”. I want something that is exactly what I want.
Then it occurred to me after shopping online, at Pier One, Hobby Lobby ect.. That I could just MAKE my own. Duh. Here I have this homesteading blog, and I am trying to buy place mats. So anyway, here’s how you make them. I’m NOT a seamstress, but I can sew a line (notice I didn’t say a straight line..) So don’t judge my rudimentary sewing skills. 🙂
The middle of this (I’m sorry I don’t remember what it’s called) is like a light batting with a heat activated (iron) adhesive. I’m not sure if I would buy that again, because I didn’t know it had this adhesive, and I am not sure how it will hold up in the dryer.
These placemats cost me $30.00 to make. Instead of $90.00 to buy what I didn’t like. I also bouught some Christmas fabric, to make some more for Christmas/winter.