I found this ingenious project on Youtube just in time! Because I had just found 6 placemats at a garage sale and I had gotten a new bag for Chrismas and I was on a pretty tight budget and really wanted to keep the cost down as much as possible, but I wanted to be super organized. I really loved the placemats as well because they had never been used and they were this bright paisley print, I knew everyone would love. I began my first DIY Placemat Pouch by folding up a flap at the bottom, then arranging what products I wanted it to hold, then chalked those measurements.
Then you just sew the channels you marked.
I was so pleased with the way these turned out, they were all very professional looking and did not look home-sewn at all, not that its a bad thing to look homemade its a very desirable look in my opinion, but this has all the bases covered, it’s very homey looking but also does have a store-bought quality because of the placemats you are using. My plan is to bring them to my office party and give one to each of my staff filled with goodies. You could even say this is a life-changer, that’s what I will be using them for, organizing my life because my life is in my purse! I can’t wait to see the looks on their faces when I give it to them, because they are always fawning over my sewing projects and begging me to make something for them. I love making people happy and this project certainly helped me do that.