DIY Double Sided Plastic FABRIC Placemats

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Sewing,Tutorials

Well, I’ve been wanting to make my own custom fabric placemats for a looong time and finally found the perfect fabric! Because of our messy little eaters, I laminated the fabric to make it stain-proof and easy to clean.

I used Michael Miller’s new Bekko home dec line (Slate Billow  – available this month!) and another print I’ve been saving for something special.


1. Cut 2 pieces of coordinating fabric, 14″ x 18″ .

2. Iron a layer of HeatNBond to the wrong side of one layer, let cool, peel off the paper backing, and iron the other layer on top, wrong sides together.

3. Round the corners.

4. Laminate and trim 1/4″ away from the fabric edge.

Two sets of custom placemats! Eat up!!!


1 Kate December 5, 2012 at 4:41 am

Would you mind sharing the name of the other fabric?

2 Jessica @ Bring The Kids December 5, 2012 at 6:57 am

Did you just use a laminating machine or did you use something special since it’s fabric? Gotta do this idea!

3 Lori A. December 5, 2012 at 10:15 am

Awesome! Thank you for the tutorial :)

4 Kelsey Norwood December 5, 2012 at 10:34 am

Sure, it’s Waverly Buttons and Bloom. So cute!!

5 Kelsey Norwood December 5, 2012 at 10:34 am

I took it to Alphagraphics (a local print/copy service place here) and had them do the soft laminating on it. Make sure they’re really clean with all the frayed edges cut off.

6 Deb December 10, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Great idea! Love your plates!! Can you please tell me where you got those? I’ve been searching high and low for this exact color and type of pattern. Thanks

7 Kelsey Norwood December 10, 2012 at 11:41 pm

They’re Paula Deen Whitaker in Aqua. You can buy them lots of places – Walmart, Wayfair, Sears, etc.

8 Amy Redd January 9, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Really awesome idea! And please tell me where you got your dishes?! Love them!

9 Kelsey Norwood January 28, 2013 at 9:57 am

They’re Paula Deen (Whitaker in Auqa) and you can find them at Walmart, Overstock, Amazon, Kohls.

10 Paula February 21, 2013 at 12:41 am

Awesome! I love self-made stuff. It’s a great gift idea, too. Thanks for the tutorial!

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