I Heart Simple

I heart things that look simple and are simple to make. What about you? I have another Christmas present down!

Made from a placemat

Made from a placemat. I love how most of the work was already done for me. I almost have two more placemat clutches made as well. We have this Dillard’s clearance center near us (it’s amazing) and they had stocked up on their napkins and placemats. I had a ball and bought most at only $1.50 each! They were originally a lot more than that.

I heart simple clutches
I added a piece of that plastic stuff with the holes in it (at the craft stores, anyone know the technical name?) to the bottom to make it sturdy. I covered it in fabric first though, then just glued it in.
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  1. says

    I absolutely LOVE your blog I always look forward to seeing what cute idea you will post next! I have had a sewing machine for years but have never used it and I have now pulled it out and I can’t wait to try out your cute ideas!! thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Anonymous says

    hi i just discovered your neat blog and i am having fun. do you have any tutorial on the placemat clutch and how did you do the fabric floral accent on it. nikki woodhead from idaho

  3. Carmen says

    Love the clutch. That plastic stuff is called “plastic canvas”, I keep a stash of it to use in my crochet and knit hats with brims (bills) so that they will keep their shape.

  4. says

    Oh, this is beautiful! The quilting just makes it. I think I’ll be browsing the clearance aisles for quilted placemats . . . I have an aunt who would adore this for a Christmas present.

    Thanks for sharing your project! Great blog, by the way. I’ve been reading for a few weeks now. :)

  5. says

    love love love it, but how did you make it? looks easy enough. do you have a tutorial or instructions somewhere? i have some cutie pie placemats just taking up space that i’d love to try it with.

  6. says

    Very elegant and beautiful, you would never look at that and say “oh look gloriah that silly woman is using a placemat for a purse” lol! Darling really!

  7. says

    Oh. My. Sweet. Goodness. That is stinkin’ brilliant. Why didn’t I think of that and how quickly can I get my hands on a huge stack of placemats to make some of those?! I totally know what I’m giving my girlfriends for Christmas now! Thanks! :)

  8. says

    I have been reading your blog for a little while now and absolutely love your creativity and your blog…I’m a fan :)
    I LOVE love this idea. I may have to give it a try.

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