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« on: April 08, 2008 08:49:43 PM »

Once again, I didn't think of taking a picture of the original state of the fabric until it was too late, so picture four round placemats...

Using Simplicity 4535 I ended up with this little bag. 



It is smaller than I usually carry, but it was the only pattern that would utilize only the fabric from the placemats.  I had a bit left over so I made the matching wallet using this pattern
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=190408.msg2000253#msg2000253



I highly recommend using placemats for purses!  It was great!  I found colors and patterns I liked last summer on clearance 90% off.  Ended up paying no more than 25 cents a piece.  I ripped the seams and had outer fabric with interfacing already attached and a lining perfectly matched.  Couldn't be more fun!

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008 09:00:32 PM »

so cute!  i never would have thought of placemats!
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008 09:23:12 PM »

Awesome, what a great idea!
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008 09:44:36 PM »

Beautiful Purse!
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2008 07:47:11 PM »

Wow, great idea.  I like the convenience of the reinforcement/lining already intact.  I have done pillow shams from cloth napkins, maybe I should try placemat totes next.  Thanks for sharing
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2008 05:29:45 PM »

Gorgeous!!! Where did you find those placemats?
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2008 06:58:27 PM »

Gorgeous!!! Where did you find those placemats?


I found the placemats on clearance last year at Dee's Arts & Crafts.  My fabric stash is full of bargains I find and say "Hmm... I can make something with this!"  I question if it's crazy, but then a year later this set becomes a purse!!  Hooray for impulse buys!
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