I love using clutches for all sorts of things. I use them as a purse, to hold small items inside a larger bag, for diapers, etc. If you're like me and love clutches and quick projects then I'm pretty sure you'll love this project. It literally took just five minutes to make!
The other day when I was in the fabric store I came across this lonely placemat in the clearance bin. I loved the pattern and the emerald green colour for spring. I was a little bummed that there was only one, but I liked it too much to leave it behind. I knew I could make something out of it and it ended up turning into a clutch.
The placemat was already lined which was a bonus and had some lovely top-stitching all around. To make the placemat into a clutch, I simply had to turn up a portion to make an envelope. I stitched the folded over part along the top-stitching (wrong sides together). I didn't choose to make a traditional seam on the inside (i.e., with right sides together) because I liked the crisp look of the top-stitching.
Oh boy! Could I have used the word "top-stitching" anymore in that paragraph? :)
Here's the finished clutch. I added a few vintage flower buttons to the flap. I think it would look nice just plain too or maybe with a big button on the front.
I'm planning on using the clutch as a diaper clutch. I often just take my diaper clutch with me when I go out on short trips with the boys. It fits nicely into my purse. I also put a small snap on the inside flap to keep it closed and for it to be easy to open with one hand while holding my squirmy baby.
I probably should have a picture of the clutch being modelled, but it would have been too much work to pull out the tripod and for me to stand awkwardly in front of it. Besides, I had this little guy helping me out. Since the clutch is holding his diapers, he made a very fitting and cute model, n'est pas? :)
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