DIY: Placemat Clutch

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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.

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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

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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.

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Make a mark at the top and in the fold.

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

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

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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!

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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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