Have you ever seen one of these cute little bags made out of a place mat? You may have seen one and not even known it. I’ve seen a few and quite a while back, I bought me a few place mats at Wal-mart (for around $1) just so I could try and make one sometime. Well, last week, I was having a really rough day, and I decided to sew, to try and relieve some stress. I was going to work on some the the Bow Tucks Tote’s that I’ve had cut out for a while, but before I got started on that, I decided to try this! Would you believe that it only took me about 30 to make this little bag. It did! I was so excited when I was done, and that I had figured it all out on my own, just from seeing others. I may have a tutorial coming sometime, if any are interested.
It used about 2 yards of this cute pink grosgrain ribbon with white stitching on the edges. I just cut 4 random circles (not perfect circles at all!) out of some scrap fabric I have, and then added the button and hand sewed it on.
Here is the flower up close. I wish I would have stitched around the flower edges, just so it wouldn’t fray so much, but I didn’t think of that until it was too late.
It doesn’t have any pockets on the inside, and I wish it did. I’ve been trying to think of how I could add some. I’ll be sure to let you know if I think of a way.