Thrifty Refashioned Placemat Tote

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Fabric placemats look great on the dining room table, but they'll look even better hanging over your shoulder. This Thrifty Refashioned Placemat Tote is the perfect solution to purse woes. Forget those other DIY tote bag patterns - this one will blow you away. It's so easy to make, and better yet, super cheap! The bag has a big, open body and a square bottom that's perfect for carrying books or lunches. This is one of the best free tote bag patterns that you'll find.

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Well, this is neat! I have so many fabric placements that I'm not using anymore, but haven't thrown them out because I knew there must be some other good use for them! I go through tote bags like crazy!

Great idea!

You are so amazing for sure. You created a very easy tutorial with great instructions. Thank you so much for this. These would make wonderful gifts.


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