The Placemat Clutch (A Tutorial)


I’m revisiting a tutorial from the past!  The placemat clutch tutorial…..but I’ve changed the design


(read more after the jump)

I found this pretty red and blue placemat at World Market:



To make the foldover clutch I first folded the placemat in half…..



……and sewed up both sides:



I used a seam ripper to open up a few stitches in the top of the placemat…….


…..and inserted a loop of elastic. Then sewed the opening shut.



I folded the placemat down to gauge where this button would need to be attached:



And then carefully attached the button:



A finished clutch or maybe even just a makeup bag!



So bright and colorful…..the perfect addition to an outfit!



Make sure to check out the foldover clutch I made using a placemat from the 99 cent store…..and a tutorial for the fabric flower I added to the front:


  1. Felix George & Me says

    Hi Ashley,
    Loved your tutorial so much I made a placemat clutch and have linked it to your tutorial on my blog. You have done such a lovely job.