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:

Comments

  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.
    Karen

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