@Lysrin the edging could likely be replicated via a serger if you ever find yourself in that situation again. Not as common as a sewing machine but not exactly rare just more specialized usage. A serger is likely even what they are using to make the edging in the first place on these cloth mats.
Thanks. Most of the mats have stitched edges now. But yes, that would have been good if I had to cut a stitched one and then fix it up again. Back when I bought my original they were a pretty new idea so cloth top layer was just stuck on. It's been a great work surface but I'll be happy to have the new one! Current one is getting pretty worn to say the least.