Placemat Purses Part II

, 4/28/2012

 Like I said, I'm horrible with patterns. So I took some sturdy placemats and actually made some cute little purses out of them.

DIY Placemat purses on UpcycleFever
DIY Placemat purses on UpcycleFever
DIY Placemat purses on UpcycleFever

 DIY
  •  Find some sturdy (but cute!) placemats, embellishments, snap fasteners, and a necklace chain if you don't want a clutch
  • If the placemat has a design on only one side, flip it inside out first. Then fold it in half (whatever size you want), with an extra portion a little longer at the top on one side. This will make the flap later.
  • Sew the sides with a sewing machine, but stop before that extra bit at the top.
  • Turn the purse inside out, attach the snap fasteners to the flap and then the purse, and decorate with stuff as you see fit
  • If you want a purse strap, I just hand sewed the necklace chain into the inside of the purse.
  • Promise, next time I'll take pictures as I go along. Tried to explain the best I can, but my best might still be confusing...... sowwwwwys ;)

6 Response to "Placemat Purses Part II"

The Craft-Arty Kid Says:

Great idea! Love the addition of the flower and the chain

UpcycleFever Says:

Thanks! Glad you love it ;)

Kristin Aquariann Says:

Clever idea! The purses turned out very cute. ^.^

Btw, thank you so fairy much for participating in Treasury Tuesday last week - I hope you'll return to play again.

UpcycleFever Says:

Thanks!
And thanks for hosting it! I'll be around ;)

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