NEW!!!! Purses from Place Mats!

Greetings everyone.....I hope that every one's week has started off good. I couldn't sleep last night so as I rolled over again at 4:15am, I knew I might as well get on out of bed....

so, I walked the dog, fed him and the cat, sat outside and drank some coffee, then back inside and read all my on-line news sites......and realized I needed something to

I had washed some clothes and towels, and yes, the folded pile was still sitting there in my chair where I left them. I had purchased 2 beautiful, woven, turquoise colored place mats this weekend at a yard sale. They were thick.....well made.....and all of a sudden, the idea of using them to make a couple clutch purses just struck me....

so, I've used one of them so far....very easy.....measure where I wanted a fold over flap....sewed the sides together....adhered Velcro tabs on the inside of the flap......then added cute metal studs in the flap to add a little bling......and then added three handmade fabric rosettes on the top....and viola....a cute little summer clutch.....

I added a few decorative pearls to the rosettes....and just love is just the right size for a wallet and keys....still working on the other one....think I'm going to put a chain on that one. Hope you like it!

Okay, so it is now 2 days later, and instead of posting ANOTHER post, I added the 2nd clutch I
added a long chain to this version

used an old belt to decorate the top

and added an old broach I had not worn in years
So, here you have it....2 cute purses from place mats!!! I hope you like them.



  1. What a fun clutch! I hate waking up early like that and not being able to go back to sleep... ick. But at least you were productive!
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  2. Hi Deborah, thank you for linkin up at The Lady's blog hop.
    That's a pretty clutch! love the rosettes you made.
    See you again on the 24th for hop #2

    *3380 Lady*

  3. So crafty and chic! Thanks for sharing with the Lilly Pulitzer Style Soiree!

  4. These are so cute! I've never seen anything like them and would never have thought of it on my own! Love them!

    We would love for you to link this up with us at Living Well Spending Less! You can link up any of your thrifty projects each Thursday - we would love to have you join us!

  5. cute page. Thanks for coming by my blog hop. mean alot. Be sure to come by and like my page on fb. and check out today's post and leave the love.

  6. What a cute result from an inexpensive start! They're lovely!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  7. What a cute and cleaver idea... Thank you so much for sharing at One More Time Evens.

  8. I'm so glad I'm here, too. How cute is that? And original. I'd love to have you link this to What to do Weekends Party. It's a great project for the weekend, don't you think? Take care, Linda

  9. Hey! Come join my "Sunday Fun Day" blog hop. and share with others

  10. What a unique idea!
    I'd love for you to link this on Much Ado About Monday at Huckleberry Love!



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