DIY Placemat Clutch

My first Saturday post in March will be this super awesome DIY! I was browsing around TJMaxx the other day and happened to see this placemat on clearance for just $2.00! It gave me instant inspiration to create this post!

I decided I would try to make a clutch out of it. I’ve seen semi-similar clutch DIY’s around the internet but I feel like mine is super simple and has very few steps. This is a DIY post on how you can make one too! It took me less than an hour to make and only includes a little bit of hand sewing.


Supplies:

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  • Placemat (Any color. Mine is 22in around half of it!)
  • 22in Zipper (Can be invisible or not. I like the invisible look more.)
  • Pins (Any kind. I have these flat head ones from Hobby Lobby!)
  • Needle & Thread (Any color. I just chose white and it blended in well!)
  • Scissors

1.Fold your placemat in half to see how it would look once it’s completed.

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2. Lay out your placemat and your zipper to make sure they’re the same length. I happened to get lucky with this because I just guessed what length would be best!

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3. Iron out your zipper and then separate it to begin pinning it to your placemat.

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4. To make sure you remember where the center of your placemat is, mark it with a pin.

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5. Pin the first half of the zipper to one side of the placemat.

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6. Start to stitch the zipper to the first side of the placemat.

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7. Your stitches can be spaced about half an inch apart and still work perfectly. This is how it will look.

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8. Start sewing up the second side of the zipper and zip it continuously as you go up the side.

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9. Check to make sure it’s sewn up well on each side. I had a small gap at the end but it’s perfectly fine that you do!

10. You’re all set! Now you can wear your clutch out and about. This is how I styled mine:

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I hope y’all enjoyed this super simple DIY! As you can see it’s mega-cute and works with so many outfits! As always, don’t forget to subscribe on my home page! Thank y’all for your support.

xoxo, Mandy

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