Is it place mat or placemat? I think one word looks better. Anyway, over the weekend, I decided to experiment and sew together some Christmas placemats for the girls to use for the season. (My Mac is telling me that placemat is spelled correctly but gives me the red line for placemats.) I have a bunch a random Christmas fabric and so I randomly picked this one for the Placemat Project.
Sewing placemats is not difficult but the jury's still out on which way is the most aesthetically pleasing.
Bias tape, top stitch or nothing.
Pretty fabrics lead to pretty projects and this fabric isn't really doing it for me. Something about the lime green is throwing me off, which in turn is throwing off the way I'm viewing the end product. You didn't know it was possible to over think a placemat, did you? Anywho, it doesn't really matter. They're just placemats. For the kids. Who are pretty easy to please.
I made these on the smaller side - 11" by 14" because they are for the kids. I didn't want them to be too thick but I used a layer of thin fleece in the middle, which should help with spills.
That's all I've got for now...