Friday, July 16, 2010

Placemat purse



Check out this cute Purse I made out of a dollar tree place mat. It's super easy and only takes about 5 minutes!




You will need:
-sewing machine
-ribbon (on hand)
-handles ($2.50)
-placemat ($1.00)





ONE: Cut 4 pieces of ribbon around 3-4" depending on the thickness of your handles.

TWO: Pin the ribbon to one of the shorter sides of the placemat wrapping the handles in them. Make sure that the handle is centered on the placemat

THREE: Sew all the way across from one end to the other sewing the ribbon to the placemat. If you can sew over the existing hem it will look a little cleaner.
FOUR: Trim off excess ribbon.



FIVE: Repeat on the other side.



SIX: Fold in half and sew each side to create the pocket.
SEVEN: Fill it with stuff! Project total: $3.50

7 comments:

  1. I was starting to get worried! Las Vegas sounds so fun! I love this purse, it's so quick and easy, and I was just thinking about making a placemat purse yesterday! :)

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  2. wow hope you had fun! And I love the purse!
    I also re-passed the versatile blogger award on to you, as one of my 5 favourite blogs to read!! Just so you know!! :)

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  3. What a quick sewing project! I'm trying this!! Thanks for the how-to!

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  4. You made it into the finals!!!

    http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/02/february-round-2-finalists.html

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  5. This is adorable! Good luck in the contest!

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  6. Bringing it back this idea ,probably why Stores jacking up prices of placemats ..shoot! No more 3.50 .lol..too adorable

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