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:

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  1. 1
    anna says:

    very cool! love the placemat

  2. 2
    Sarah says:

    Great idea! :) Can’t wait to make this as well, Have to add it to my list :)

  3. 3
    Mary Jo Vick says:

    Super cute! I love idea of using a placemat. Quick, easy project!

  4. 4
    Deb says:

    Super cute placemat…love the idea! Thanks for sharing.

  5. 5
    Vanessa says:

    This is great! I love it! On the lookout for pretty placemats!

  6. 6
    Alison says:

    I love to collect pretty placemats. Thanks for a great new idea for them!

  7. 7

    I really LOVE this and need one… :)

  8. 8

    Very cute, a great idea.

  9. 9
    lily says:

    i have a many clutch
    and i want to a buy
    what i can do

  10. 10
    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
    http://felixgeorgeandme.blogspot.com/2012/01/tutorials.html

  11. 11
    Jane says:

    I stumbled across your placemat clutch shortly after I posted this blog post as a guest post about placemat pillows… http://buzzmills.typepad.com/blog/2012/01/placemat-pillows.html
    I reposted the post over the weekend and have since included your clutch too, hope you don’t mind ( i did link back here!!) I liked it so much!

  12. 12
    Shirley says:

    Where can we buy this clutch I love it!!!!

  13. 13
    Ingrid says:

    I added straps to the clutch to make a sort of bag. Too cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

  14. 14
    Darabil says:

    Nice and easy!!!

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