Friday, January 18, 2008

check this one out!

As most of you know, I am not a sewer...but really want to be. My mom is brilliant with a sewing machine and my grandma is an expert. So, I have a lot to live up to.
For Christmas my mom gave all of us a new purse. I love purses almost as much a shoes. Anyway...mine is a beautiful tapestry purse in shade of brown and tan. My favorite color! And then she dropped the bombshell about these babies....They were all made out of placemats. Seriously! I found this picture on a how to website that gives you step by step directions to make your very own. They are so super easy that even I, the beginner, could pull it off. Just a couple of seams and then stitching on your handle. Easy as pie! I want one in every color! Actually, I'm using mine for a scripture tote for church. Perfect sized to fit your books and study guides in, along with scripture markers and a couple of jolly ranchers :0) But seriously, I think I'm going to go and get some placemats today at Target. You guys want to come over and play?

5 comments:

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

I don't sew, but will pay good money for you, your mother, or grandmother to sew me one. PULEAZE! Just like the picture.

Marty said...

What a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing. I think I could actually do this, and I already have some cute placemats. Thanks for your comments on my blog. I love readers!

Sister Sassy said...

Super cute!! I don't sew but Sister Big made my wedding dress and my two other sister's dresses. I so wish I could sew too.

Bonnie B. said...

So cute! My sil did one of these a few months ago. And in YW, we made scripture bags out of placemats. Who knew placemats could be so vesitile?

Buxton Family said...

I make these to use as scripture bags also. They are very fun because there are so many cute fabric patterns.