How to Make a Purse Out of a Placemat

After the splurge of the holiday season, we often look for budget friendly projects to sew. A good upcycle can go a long way, so we love this tutorial from Life Sew Savory for making a purse out of a placemat.

Free Placemat Purse Sewing Tutorial - Great upcycle!

If you don’t have a placemat in need of an upcycle, we suggest a quick trip to the dollar store to make this easy DIY purse from a placemat. In lieu of the crochet strap, reach for an old belt to further the upcycled supplies.

Easy DIY Purse from a Placemat

Placemat Bag Supplies –

  • 1 placemat {look at clearance and sale items!}
  • yarn scraps crocheted into a strap
  • magnetic clasp
  • sewing machine
  • basic sewing supplies

Placemats can be so much more than table decor. If one or two in your set manage to get stained, turn the rest into an upcycled placemat purse before tossing the whole lot!

Check out more budget friendly upcycle sewing projects like the 5 Quilts to Make from Old Jeans.