Handmade Vintage Fabric Placemats
Create a festive look at your table with fabric placemats. They are designed to be reversible: use one side year-round and save the other side for special occasions and celebrations.
- Excerpted from A Greener Christmas
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To make four placemats:
- 4 old-fashioned linen hand towels or dish towels
- an old tablecloth in gingham (optional)
- cotton thread and needle or sewing machine
Cut four oblong pieces, each 13 by 9 inches, from the interfacing, four from the hand towels, and four from the tablecloth.
Align a piece of gingham and linen, correct sides facing each other. Place a piece of interfacing on the back of the linen. Pin together.
Sew the three fabrics together with a seam of 1/2-inch around the edges. Leave a gap along one side to turn the fabric the right way round.
Excerpted from A Greener Christmas
© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008