Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Homemade Placemats

Its going to be a very frugal Christmas for me and my elderly pensioner parents.  I just had to buy a new car battery and the South African government just started tolling the highway that I have to take to work. So I am broke. So now my poor parents are getting homemade gifts this festive season. I decided to make my mother placemats.

I used the ruffled placemat tutorial from I don't like ruffles and I didnt have enough fabric to make bias binding so I used ribbon over the seam between the main fabric and the contrast fabric instead. As usual the fabric and ribbons come from my stash.

I hope she likes it and that it isn't too tacky and cheap looking.
If anyone actually reads my blog pls leave a would be so awesome to hear from you!


  1. Misha, I just happened upon your blog and wanted you to know I absolutely ADORE the placemats! I hope your mother liked them. Gifts from the heart are so very special! Peace, love and hugs from Southern California~ Linda aka Gater aka Brat
    P.S. I plan on trying those burgers!!! ;)

    1. Thank you so much for the kind comment! You're the very first person to leave a message on my blog!