How To Make A Clutch Purse Out Of A Placemat

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We have a new upcycle sewing project for you today. I came across this over the weekend and just had to share it with you. Today, I am going to show you How To Make A Clutch Purse Out Of A Placemat! This is a super easy sewing project that you can make from a simple dollar store placemat. This little clutch has lots of great uses. It would make a great little purse for a child, or you could even make several to give away as party favors at a birthday party. It is super quick to sew, it only takes about 10 minutes to make. It is the perfect size for small toys and beauty items. It is fun to let the kids pick out some fun placemats to make their own. I filled a bunch of these with candy and gave them away at my daughter’s recent birthday and it was a big hit!

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You only need a few sewing supplies for this project. Just pick out some placemats for the fabric for the purse. You’ll need some scissors, some thread, a little velco, and of course your sewing machine. I bought placemats in nearly every color so I can make these and give them away. Let’s get started!

How To Make A Clutch Purse Out Of A Placemat

What You’ll Need:

Clutch purse supplies

How To Make A Clutch Purse Out Of A Placemat

The first step in this how to make a clutch purse out of a placemat sewing tutorial is to pick out your placemat. Once you have one you like, you’ll need to sew a small piece of velcro about 1/4 inch down from one end of the mat. I did it just under the seam already on the mat. You want it to be in the center and on the wrong side of the fabric/mat if your mat has a difference sides.

Next, fold the other end up toward the velcro end. Line it up so that the velcro part folds over it by a few inches. Pin the sides of the bottom fold to hold it in place.

Fold the top over and use a pin to mark where the bottom of the velcro is on the bottom fold. Then line the other piece of velcro up just above that pin and pin in place. This time the velcro will be on the right side of the fabric.

Unpin the sides to make it easier to sew. Sew the velcro in place. We are about halfway through this how to make a clutch purse out of a placemat sewing tutorial.

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Now fold that bottom back up so the two pieces of velcro lock together. Pin the sides again.

Then unvelcro the pieces and sew down each side with about 1/4 inch or less of a seam allowance. Be sure to do a backstitch at the start and finish.

And that’s it! Now you know how to make a clutch purse out of a placemat. This is a great little purse for kids. I made some for my kids and they love it. It is so quick to make and cheap to make.

Easy Upcycle Placemat Clutch Purse

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How To Make A Clutch Purse Out Of A Placemat

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This cute purse upcycle is a fun and easy sewing project. Makes a great party gift or purse for your kids.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3.00

Instructions

  1. Sew a small piece of velcro about 1/4 inch down from one end of the mat.
  2. Fold the other end up toward the velcro end. Line it up so that the velcro part folds over it by a few inches. Pin the sides of the bottom fold to hold it in place.
  3. Use a pin to mark where the bottom of the velcro is on the bottom fold. Then line the other piece of velcro up just above that pin and pin in place.
  4. Unpin the sides to make it easier to sew.
  5. Sew the velcro in place.
  6. Now fold that bottom back up so the two pieces of velcro lock together.
  7. Pin the sides again.
  8. Then unvelcro the pieces and sew down each side with about 1/4 inch or less of a seam allowance. Be sure to do a backstitch at the start and finish.

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