From Placemat to Clutch

First of all, let’s just go ahead and get this straight: you need a new clutch! Am I right?

Yes, I am.

Summer is right around the corner, which means you’ll be on the go more than ever. You’ll get invitations to graduation parties, pool parties, kids birthday parties, cookouts, weddings, beach weekends, and the list goes on! Not to mention, you’ve got to carry your famous chocolate pie to the party all while hauling your son’s hat, daughter’s shoes, two folding chairs, the borrowed heels you’re returning to your friend, AND your purse! (Wait… is that just me?!)

Enter: the placemat turned clutch. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a placemat clutch! I love clutches because they make you keep the contents of your bag down to the essentials all while freeing up an extra hand! And here’s the best part: you can make one yourself!

You ever been to Target? Don’t lie. I saw you there last week.

Target’s housewares are constantly calling my name, begging me to take them home and love them like my own. So naturally, when this tassel placemat literally jumped in my cart, I couldn’t say no. I am a huge fan of tassels and they’re wildly popular right now, but of course, if you aren’t a tassel girl, you can pick up any placemat that suits your fancy. These tassels do add a great dimension to the clutch when it’s finished, though!

Alright, gals. I know you can hardly contain your excitement, so here we go!

You will need:

  • A placemat
  • A sewing machine
  • Thread for said sewing machine
  • Scissors to trim thread

Step-by-step tutorial on how to create your very own clutch:

  1. Put the placemat upside down on your work surface.
  2. Fold the placemat in half.
  3. Stitch down each side of the placemat while making sure to angle the corners at the bottom









4. Fold your placemat inside out, and voila! You’ve got a beautiful clutch.

That wasn’t so hard, was it?

So, you’ve got your purse situation handled, but you might want to start working on that famous chocolate pie! (Wait… that’s still just me, isn’t it?)

Have a beautiful day, lovelies! I can’t wait to see your handmade placemat turned clutches!



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