a quick post, with mostly photos. I've found that I'm much better at showing someone how to make something, rather than trying to explain it. It's most likely because I tend to learn more that same way. Here are a few photos of a placemat I made yesterday.
1.I gathered a bunch of pages from some magazines.
2. Then fold the page in half, about 3 times.
3. you'll need about 20 folded strips of paper and they don't have to be exactly the same width.
4.I used a long piece of tape to hold the edges of paper together. It makes sewing them together easier.
5. Once you've sewn along both edges of the place mat, carefully remove the tape, and continue sewing down the length of the placemat.
Hopefully the photos will help explain the process a little better! If you have any questions feel free to ask!