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I want to make funky shaped placemats... is this possible?

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Hey Ladies,


I've never used a sewing machine... but I really really want to make funky shaped placemats. Is this going to be impossible to do or... just slightly complicated?


My inspiration for this DIY project comes from a place setting I found here:

Scalloped Dinnerware*-* Bergdorf Goodman


Click the image to open in full size.


(sorry the pic is so small - if you go to the link, it is bigger)


Ideally, what I'll do is make two "placemats" out of two different colored fabric to simulate the bottom two layers of the setting. I also thought that maybe I could use gold charger plates to add a little dimension.


Any ideas? Is it possible or do I need to be more creative?

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If you can learn the basics of sewing, then I think this will be no problem for you. Once you learn; it's very easy. Do you have patterns you want to follow? Do you want to use something in the middle of the fabric to make it stiff? There are a lot of things you may want to concider when you decide waht to do. How many placemats do you intend on making? I think if it's a lot I think you might be in over your head....but then again I didn't look at when your wedding date is, so you may have time. Let me know if you need any help!

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