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« on: September 16, 2005 08:30:47 PM »

But this one belongs to me!  I've heard of placemat purses and a quick search on this forum showed quite a few awesome ones.  Inspired by everything I've seen...I craved one of my own.  Voila!  Here's mine!



I found the placemat for 99 cents at a local discount store (rhymes with Pig Dots  Wink)  No ribbon handles for me (too flimsy since I'm hard on my purses) - I strung up some beads on heavy duty wire and made my own purse handles.  Here's a close-up on the details of the purse:



I lucked out on my placemat find.  It came with a beaded border (which made my life a whole lot easier!).  And last but not least, a picture of the interior and a cameo appearance by my disgruntled mini schnauzer:




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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2005 08:36:31 PM »

haha, cute! And cute dog!
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2005 08:37:54 PM »

What a cute purse! And what a really cute doggie! I, too, am hard on my purse handles.

Great job! (You get a star! Wait, no, I ran out of star stickers....)
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2005 10:50:57 PM »

oh thats really nice. so you just folded over the dangley beads then and stitched them?  I really like the inside pattern. very nice!
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2005 03:11:46 AM »

oh thats really nice. so you just folded over the dangley beads then and stitched them?  I really like the inside pattern. very nice!

Right...that's exactly what I did.  The placemat had different designs printed on both sides and I had a hard time choosing which side should be used for the exterior of the purse  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2005 05:01:16 AM »

I really like your idea for the handles... how did you attach them?
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2005 11:21:25 AM »

andreamarie, when I strung the beads on the wire, I looped both ends for each wire strand and then sewed the looped ends onto the purse.
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2005 11:27:13 AM »

Great job on this bag. What a cute placemat !! I love the beading accent and the handle, too. How did you get a flat bottom on it, and what did you put in the bottom to make it hard ?

Also,(sorry for all the questions!) how did you sew on the straps, by hand or machine and what type of wire did you use for the handles. I'm  impressed, can you tell?!!! Smiley

Love your schnauzer by the way !!
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2005 02:54:58 PM »

That is adorable! I want it! And I want four more placemates for my table!

Question...do you have seams on the inside or did you line it somehow? I tried a placemat bag but ended up making it the same as any other bag because i couldn't figure out how to make it look good with the seams inside still.  So much for the simplicity of a placemat bag.  Smiley Any ideas?
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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2005 02:57:06 PM »

So cute. I've missed all the placemat purse post on here. I think I'll have to do some searching. I love the handles on yours.
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