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Turn Dollar Store Placemats in to a Summer Purse

I love purses but I don’t love spending a lot of money on trendy or seasonal purses so I love the idea of the placemat purse.  

 Turn Dollar Store Placemats in to a Summer Purse

I found a red straw placemat at my local discount store for 50 cents!   Add a little May Arts Ribbon magic and you’ve got a cute summer bag for literally pennies!

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

 

Step 1: Sew the sides of the placemat.

 Turn Dollar Store Placemats in to a Summer Purse

 

Step 2: Sew across the bottom on each side.

 Turn Dollar Store Placemats in to a Summer Purse

 

Step 3: Turn placemat right side out. Pin ribbon at desired location on each side of bag.

 Turn Dollar Store Placemats in to a Summer Purse

 

Step 4: Sew on the ribbon handles. Go back and forth several times to make sure the handles are secure.

Turn Dollar Store Placemats in to a Summer Purse 

 

Step 5: Trim ribbon. Create cute flower accents. I used i-Top Medium Brad Buddies and the i-Top brad creator by Imaginisce. Use the excess ribbon from your handles for the buttons.

 Turn Dollar Store Placemats in to a Summer Purse

 

Step 6: Hand sew flower accents to both side of bag handles.

Turn Dollar Store Placemats in to a Summer Purse 

 Done! You can create a cute summery purse for mere pennies and in under an hour.

Turn Dollar Store Placemats in to a Summer Purse 

 Thanks for joining us on the May Arts Blog! We’d love to see your placemat purses using May Arts Ribbon.

 By Charlene Driggs

 

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  1. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B

    What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

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