For some reason, we have no placemats, and it's been bothering me when people come over to eat. So, I decided to sew some (even though yes I could go buy some at Target for like 50 cents). I used scrap fabric from the stash and half of an Orla Kiely tablecloth.
I used this tutorial to make them. She actually does binding around the edges, which would've been super cute. I'd planned on doing a binding with the Orla Kiely fabric but I didn't have enough left over, so I just decided to sew the right sides together, leave a hole, turn them inside out, and then top stitch. easy peasy! I've made five so far - the other contrast color is brown. I have another brown one to make.
I used super heavy interfacing to make them stiff. I think I like them! Not the most exciting thing I've ever made, but useful, right?