Today's tutorial was a collaborative effort between my mom and I. While she was visiting last week (oh how I miss her!!!!) she saw this Dollar Store straw placemat that I had in my studio. She asked me what I was planning on doing with it. I told her how I had seen this contest online on making things out of dollar store items, but I just never had the time to actually make anything with it!!! She said that she would have made a clutch out of it. I was like "WHAT AN AWESOME IDEA MOM!!!!!!!" And so.. This tutorial was born. She had all the ideas, and I just put it together and made the tutorial.... Enjoy!
placemat (dollar store for cheap ones!!)
Fabric for lining (I just cut a piece that was big enough to fold in the edges)
Snap (and tool to put snap in... you can buy them together in a pack at JoAnn's or Walmart)
Something cool to adorn/cover the snap!
TIME: This is a one hour/ one nap project
1. Lay the placemat on the fabric and cut. I made the ends longer, because my mom wanted to have the fabric hang over the edge when after I hemmed it.
6. Fold over one side of the placemat and sew down the edges. Almost done!!!
8. Sew the circle on to the inside of the flap that opens. (see below)
headbands!! ( I used lots of hot glue to attach it)
(p.s. she says she used to show people how to make these things all the time, that's how she had the idea. and you wonder where I get my skills from??? HER!)
POST EDIT: see the BIG BOW tutorial for more ideas on how to decorate this purse (or DIAPER CLUTCH!!!)
Your mom is the coolest. Next to mine, of course. I'm going to have to try this out. I also think it would make a much cooler diapes/wipes carrier than what I've seen. And my two-year-old doesn't seem to want to potty train, so... yeah.
I love it. And your felting wonders blow me away.s
This is beautiful! I wish I could sew just to have this.
i love this! like mother like daughter. what a genius idea!
That is so pretty. I love how you lined it. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.
I love it.
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Really cute...I love the embellishment.
I made one of these last night for myself and one for a friend. They turned out so great thanks to your awesome tutorial! I actually got the same placemats too, randomly, ( dollar tree?) thanks for the great idea!
I just came to your blog because I saw you were on the email from Shannon (luvinthemommyhood) this afternoon and I wanted to check out your blog - don't know why I haven't been here before - your stuff is great.
This idea is genius!! I am definitely going to be trying this for sure!
this is really cute!!!
I looooooove this like, so much. I'm definitely going to link to this post!
Yay, it's so cute! Placemats are so fun to work with!
Thanks for this incredible idea!I'm going to try it out ASAP!
this is great I posted a link to this in my blog hope that is OK... :)
Terrific idea and great tutorial!
I Love this idea! I am going to feature it on somewhatsimple.com next Tuesday! Thanks for sharing!
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it is nice bag
WAY TOO CUTE!!!
Wow.! it's amazing..!!!
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This is one of the prettiest placemat bags I have seen.Great tutorial.
I found a rather thin placemat. Any suggestions on what to use to make it sturdier
Maybe us a thicker fabric, maybe upholstery fabric, for your lining! E.arts
wow, brilliant.. I like it :))))
Brilliant.. I like it :)))) thx for tutuorial.
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