DIY: Placemat Tote Bag
Making a tote bag out of two placemats… sure why not?! I spotted these ikat Threshold placemats at Target ($3 a piece in stores) and thought they’d make a perfect tote bag. Now that the weather is nice I’m always on the hunt for a bag to hold all my Summertime swag.
Place your two mats together so that the prints are facing each other. Use a heavy duty stapler to staple 3 of the 4 sides together. Obviously a quick hand stitch or a trip on the sewing machine will work, but for those of us (like me!) with sewing machine skills a stapler is a fancy alternative.
Use your grommet setting tool to set your grommet in place. Grommet tools are so easy to use. A kit can be picked up at your local fabric store for a few dollars. Be sure to follow the directions that come with your kit, but if you (like me!) throw away your kit instructions and need a little assistance click here for a helpful video. Once you learn to use the grommet setting tool you’ll be putting holes in EVERYTHING!