DIY Placemat Clutch

I remember stumbling upon a tutorial for a clutch made out of a placemat a few months ago.  This weekend, while browsing my local World Market I came across some really cute placemats on clearance for just $1.98.

Placemat before….


Placemat after!!

I lined the placemat with a remnant piece of home decor fabric and some fusible interfacing for stiffness.  (Let’s just say that during my first attempt at this clutch I used neither a lining fabric nor interfacing and it was a floppy mess!)

I attached magnetic clasps (as you can probably tell, the top clasp is a little off-center…don’t be lazy like me and make sure you measure!!)

Funky clasp aside, I think it came out pretty cute.  This whole project cost me less than $5 and took about an hour.  
It’s just the right size for my wallet, cell phone, keys and a lip gloss.  It’s perfect for dinner out with hubs, or when I need to run out of the house for a minute and don’t feel like lugging my usual 20 lb bag.
What do you think?  Easy peasy, huh?

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16 thoughts on “DIY Placemat Clutch

  1. I LOVE IT! So so cute…and I love the pricetag too 🙂

    I added this to my Pinterest sewing board 🙂

    Thanks so much for linking to “20 Below Thursday”! And thanks for linking back to my party too 🙂


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