Monday, November 5, 2012

No-Sew Placemat Clutch

Placemat clutch.  I've seen them around and always wanted to make one.  I took pictures of the process so you can make one too.

I started with a placemat purchased at Target on clearance.

Most of the tutorials I found involved sewing.  To keep this simple, I used my glue gun instead.

Fold the placemat into thirds.  Adjust the top fold so the flap is shorter than the bottom fold.  Secure the bottom half of each side with glue.  I created pockets by adding a line of glue down the center of the clutch.  I chose to close the clutch with velcro cut to size and glued in place.

Determine the placement by folding the top half down.

I embellished the clutch with a few buttons and feathers.

It was so easy to create and so quick, I made another one.

You'll want to make more and give away to friends.

They would make great, inexpensive handmade gifts for the holidays.

A clutch or a makeup bag, you decide.

I hope these ideas will inspire you to create your own.


Jenny said...

Thanks for sharing this awesome idea! Now I know what I'll be doing for some of my holiday's gifts!


Cristina Garay said...

Pretty clever, Brandi! It couldn't be easier, I love the brown one!

smart momma said...

this is an awesome idea brandi! those placemats turned to clutch are really pretty!


Sing of Sing'ature Style said...

Very clever, I like them.

Karen said...

They are so cute Brandi,I agree they would make great gifts.

Libby said...

Great clutches. I have to admit that the second one is my fave. Love the rich colors and design and that coconut button. Yes, I've used that button before and love it! :-)

Emmy said...

How simple and adorable! And I love that you used the glue gun- totally up my ally.

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

Those are so cute!!!!! Who would of thought of using a placemat to make a clutch?! This would also be perfect in the kitchen to hold recipes!

HALLELUJAHS by Holly said...

So clever! Love it!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

You must be sitting on so many ideas; I can’t wait to see what else you come up with.

What a cute idea for gifts for so many occasions.

Stay dry, its wet out there. I hear thunder.

Erin@ Live Pretty on a Penny said...

So cute Brandi! You are too talented! So glad I found your blog

Alycia Nichols said...

What a fun idea! There are so many great placemat patterns out there, so the selection is endless!!!!!!

Larissa Richardson said...

What a great idea! And cheap, too. I love it!

Lauren said...

Fabulous idea! I always try to think of ways to use those clearance items at target!

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

Oh wow! So cute and crafty and clever!!! I'd love for you to share this at my link party Submarine Sunday. It's open until Friday @ 11:59pm. I hope you'll stop by!


Stacey said...

I love how you think outside the box! These are beautiful!

Wild Oak Designs said...

very clever! does the glue hold up to opening and closing??
Cool gift idea!

Mary Neumann said...

Brandi, This is so clever and cute! I love it! Pinned! Thanks for the great share!

Rea T said...

hi brandi, just want to let you know that you inspired me to repurpose my old handbag to a clutch!
the link is:
if you want to see it :)