Easy Placemat Handbag Craft

I was responsible for Super Saturday this year, (Super Saturday is a church craft day) and here is one of the projects I made. It is a Scripture/Handbag made from a Placemat.

EASY Placemat Handbag Craft

This placemat was one that I found on Clearance at Walmart for $1, and the spool of ribbon was $3.97.
Easy Placemat Handbag Craft
First, open your placemat flat, and mark a line 2 3/4″ from each long edge. This is where you will place your ribbon.
Easy Placemat Handbag Craft
Next. Pin your ribbon along the marked edge, when you get to the ends, measure a 13″ length for the handle, and pin from there over to the other side and continue around to make one long loop of ribbon.
Easy Placemat Handbag Craft

Make sure to tuck your ribbon end under to finish it.
Easy Placemat Handbag Craft
Here is the ribbon all pinned in place and ready to sew.

Easy Placemat Handbag Craft
Sew along both sides of the ribbon, close to the edges where the ribbon is attached to the placemat.
Easy Placemat Handbag Craft

Next, fold the placemat in half with the handles together and right sides facing in. Pin along the sides.
Easy Placemat Handbag Craft

Sew about presser-foot width from the edge. Make sure to backstitch plenty to secure the top seam of the bag.

Easy Placemat Handbag Craft
Next, Pin the bottom corners of the bag like so, with the right sides still facing in.
Easy Placemat Handbag Craft
Mark a line 1 1/2″ from the corner. Then stitch along this line. Turn the bag right side out.

Easy Placemat Handbag Craft

Using a 25″ length of ribbon left on the spool, tie a nice bow, make sure to finish the cut edges of the ribbon with fray check or by heating carefully with a match.

Easy Placemat Handbag Craft
Here are some great instructions on tying a perfect bow. Click on the picture below.

Easy Placemat Handbag Craft
I added a felt flower and layered 2 buttons on the center to embellish the bow. Sew the bow in place on the bottom of one handle.

Easy Placemat Handbag Craft
The finished product. It really was so easy to make and cost $5 for the placemat and ribbon. I just used a felt scrap for the flower and buttons I had laying around.

Easy Placemat Handbag Craft

ENJOY!

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