Instead of having your magazines sit in a pile gathering dust, use your favourite pages and create these quick & easy PVC covered placemats.
Frankie magazines are well read in our house as Mr HG & Miss 13 also love them. Now these amazing images and stories can be part of our meal times too. But you can use whatever magazines you read.
Clear PVC - 8g (available from fabric retailers/Clark Rubber/think even Bunnings may sell it)
A sewing machine
Carefully pull out your favourite pages.
Straight up the edges (I used a papercutter)
The placemat will be two pages wide. Slightly overlap your pages and stick together with either a smidgen of glue or double sided tape. This is really just so they don't come apart before sewing.
Cut two pieces per mat of the PVC. Make them larger than the pages so you have quite a good margin to place a couple of pins. This process is similar to the Storybook Bunting I did for a subscribers newsletter a few months back.
Sew around the edge of all four sides with a straight stitch. See my related posts below for tips on sewing with PVC.
Cut excess PVC from the edge and you are done!