Here is the step by step DIY tutorial.
1- Grab yourself a place mat. This one was from the dollar store.
2- To decorate the front (and make sure it does not look like a place mat) measure and pin a piece of ribbon to where the front flap will be. If there is a tag, make sure it is on the opposite side.
3- Sew through the middle of the ribbon horizontally.
4- Fold over the ribbon and sew over it vertically, to secure it in place.
5- Making sure that the flap you decorated is left untouched, fold the bottom up as high as you want to make your clutch deep.
6- Sew the side up to the end of the shorter end. *Don't forget to back stitch to make sure it doesn't come undone.
7- Repeat the same to the other side.
8- Fold the the bottom corner into a triangle, this will be what widens the bottom of the bag for more room.
9- Sew through the triangle (again, don't forget to back stitch).
10- Cut the triangle part outside of the stitching. Repeat on the other side, and and turn it right side out.
11- At this point, the top flap will be bigger than the actual clutch. Fold in the sides of the flap and sew it to make it fit.
12- Repeat on the other side.
13- I made a little rolled ribbon flower to attache to the front flap. Here is the tutorial for that.
14- Sew the flower to the front flap.
15- The flower may be very hard to sew, use a little glue, fabric or hot glue gun.
16/17- Once it is done, it will hold a lot more than you would expect. here it has my wallet, phone, Ipod and keys. And as you can see, there is still room for more.
18- It cost under $1.50 and took under 20 minutes to make. Now all that is left to do is enjoy it!
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