After completing a few big projects that required a lot of time and effort, I decided it was time to take it a little easy. I needed a simple and quick project, so why not make me a new clutch? Even better, why not make an easy sew clutch from a placemat? It sounded like a good idea to me, so I took a few minutes one afternoon to make me a cute clutch to use this summer.
I ran across this colorful placemat at my local Goodwill Thrift Store a while back, and I immediately knew what I should do with it. I’d made purses from placemats before, but I decided to try something different and make a clutch this time. I wasn’t timing myself, but I bet it only took me about 20 minutes to make this easy sew clutch. That’s from start to finish, and includes the time I spent waiting for my hot glue gun to heat up. It also includes the time I spent eating Oreo cookies in between my tasks. What can I say? Cookies inspire me.
Here is what I used for this project:
- Placemat – You will want to use a thick placemat so the clutch will hold its shape.
- Magnetic Snap closure
- Decorative Button
- Hot glue gun/stick
- Sewing machine/matching thread
Fold the flap of your clutch over to determine the placement of your magnetic closure. Measure the placemat to be sure the closure is centered. Once you have the correct placement, mark the position by pressing the prongs into the fabric to form an indention.
It really doesn’t get much easier than that. Now I have a new, colorful clutch to use this summer, which is perfect when paired with a sundress! The grand total for my easy sew clutch? Less than $2.50 including all supplies. Now I can spend my extra money on sunscreen!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this simple project. It is a perfect project for beginner sewers! Don’t forget that you can make this easy sew clutch in minutes, leaving you with more time to enjoy the beautiful outdoors this summer. Have fun!