Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Show-and-tell Tuesday: Placemat purse


One of my thrift store finds on Saturday morning was this cheery little 13-cent placemat.


It’s become this cheery little purse.

This was a fun project from start to finish. I had the black plastic handles already. The fabric was a leftover scrap from another purse project last fall. Even the closure was a no-cost feature. I liberated the black cord from the chic little paper shopping bag I got when I bought conditioner at my salon last week (I would have declined the bag altogether, but I knew those cord handles would come in handy soon!)

The big pearly button isn’t a button at all, but an old clip-on earring sewn firmly into place.

The bag was a nice summery addition to my drab black outfit for work yesterday. It also gave me an excuse to wear these fun red espadrilles that I got with my sister in Chicago last weekend. I got compliments on both of them all day long.

The reds don’t match very well. Did this bother me? It did not.

9 comments:

Wool Winder said...

Wow, that's a great project! Love it!

Angelika said...

Where do you come up with all those cool ideas? The bad is too cute.

Anonymous said...

How did I know that when we shopped and you bought these darling shoes that you'd have a terrific-looking summer bag to match for so little?? You're an amazing sister!

MED

Kristin said...

Oh that is so cute! You were right! I really do like that. Can I post a picture of it on Craft Leftovers with a link to your site?

tiennie said...

Very cute!! So great for the summer!

Pieces said...

Oh my goodness, that purse is adorable! What a great way to use the placemat!

Karen said...

Note the matching nail polish also!! Yes, that shopping spree was worth it!

Your other sister.... and part of the Chicago aunt invasion!

Molly said...

Adorable purse!! Can the directions be purchased? It would make a great teen gift!

Jolene said...

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