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« on: April 10, 2007 10:54:24 AM »

I think I'm officially addicted to making placemat purses. This is my second one, and I'm already planning a third..I'm going to attempt a placemat diaper bag. I guess this would be more of a placemat tote bag, but it was fun and easy, so it doesn't really matter. I bought these placemats at Wal-Mart for $1.50 each, and the pack of 2 coordinating napkins for $2.50 I think. I used a piece of one napkin for the inside pocket, and haven't decided what to do with the other napkin. Maybe more pockets?



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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2007 12:16:13 PM »

Nice job, I really like the french seams (they do come in handy.) In addition to making more pockets, can you make handles with the material from the napkins? That might look cool.
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2007 12:18:26 PM »

nice  job.... have  fun  with them....
also  what I do with  the  napkins is  use those to make the handles/ straps... you may wanna try that
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2007 12:44:55 PM »

I'll try making the straps out of the napkins next time.. thanks for the ideas!
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2007 12:49:25 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2007 07:15:25 AM »

Very cute bag!  Placemats are definitely nice and sturdy, but a pain to stitch through, sometimes  Sad   This is a great Summer bag!
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2007 07:18:37 AM »

Also I  found that if I  undo the  hem that is already on the placemat  that I get a better end result in how it  lays... a few  minutes  with the  seem ripper is all it  takes  and  then you have a  better seam allowance also..  good  luck
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