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.

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Step 4

Turn the placemat inside out so the interfacing is hidden inside. Sew up the gap in the fabric. Repeat the process with the other placemats.

Sew up Gap in Fabric to Complete PlacematEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 5

To make name cards, cut 1/2 by 2 1/2-inch strips of vintage fabric with pinking shears. Tie the strips in bows or simple knots. Tear a 4 by 3-inch square of recycled cardboard, score and fold it. Glue the bow in the corner, write on name and place by a setting.

Holiday Themed Place SettingsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from A Greener Christmas

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008

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