DIY: Placemat Clutch


I was in Target or what I like to call  Tar’Jay when I was struck with inspiration.  This Placemat, yes I said Placemat, caught my attention. The pop of the neon mixed with the shades of aqua, teal,  and white, it was love at first site. I didn’t want put a plate on it so I decided to fold it and put my cellphone and keys in it.  It turned out to be a great new clutch for  spring to add that extra bit of punch to any outfit.


Things You Need:

  • Placemat. Make sure it is cloth not the vinyl. ( I scooped this one up at Target.)
  • Super glue
  • Steam a Seam ( check your local fabric stores or Walmart)
  • Magnets
  • Pen or Pencil


Fold placemat making a pouch big enough to fit your things in. The top portion should be wide enough to create a flap for your clutch.


Make a mark at the top and in the fold.


Measure and cut the steam of seam from the edge to your seam mark.


Cut to fit. Make sure to cut a strip for both sides. Be sure to line up to the edge with sticky side down.


Fold clutch back up matching up the edge where you made your mark. Your going to iron both sides where you placed the steam a seam. Make sure to read and follow the instructions for the steam a seam.

*special note: for all my crafty people who sew instead of using the steam a seam you can do a basic stitch on both sides!


Cut your magnet strip in half. Peel off the paper backing.


Stack your magnets one on top of each other. Magnetic sides touching.


Apply glue to the back of the magnet facing upward. Make sure to apply a good amount to the back.


Center the magnet onto the inside of the flap.  Then apply glue to the back of the second magnet. Do not separate keep them attached during this process.


Fold down. Apply a little pressure for about 10sec. Let this sit for about 30mins then open the flap. Let dry for 24hrs.


Finished! Oh and this amazing cuff was an earlier DIY. You should really go check it out!



2 thoughts on “DIY: Placemat Clutch

  1. This is SO smart, I am really impressed by your ingenuity, you have inspired me to try this, I will let you know how it goes 🙂

  2. Pingback: The Crafty Traveling Box Stopped Here! | Christina Designs Art

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