Thursday, April 18, 2013

Stop! Grommet Time!

I recently purchased grommet pliers and some eyelets because I wanted to make something.  Mind you, this is the first time I have ever used this fancy tool.  Then, I was searching for some deals in the clearance section at a store and found a place mat that had a leather/knit/herringbone look to it.  Then, the perfect project came to mind!  A clutch!  I can't seem to get away from making more bags.  At least hubby approves of this one.
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Materials:
place mat preferably with two layers
grommet pliers
eyelets
magnetic buttons
marker
scissors
ruler
felt not pictured
hole punch not pictured
clip not pictured
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I measured 7 inches for the bottom part of the clutch.
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Marked half an inch from the edge and one inch apart for the holes.  The clip is to keep the place mat folded.
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Punched the holes with the grommet tool.
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Since the holes were too small for the grommets to go through, I found that using a hole punch also worked better.
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Once one side is done, do the same for the other side of the clutch.
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I also punched holes for the front flap, using the holes on the other side as markers.
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Once the flap is closed, the grommets will match up.

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Find the middle part of the flap and mark it with a pen.
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I cut a slit between the two parts of the place mat and attached the flat part of the magnetic button.
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I used some super duper glue to close up the slit.
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I matched up the bigger button part with the flat part, marked it, and attached it on the body of the clutch.
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I covered the metal parts that went through the clutch with a piece of felt to prevent it from scratching what I
will be putting inside.
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I also made a brown clutch with gold grommets.

I'm pretty pleased with my place mat grommet clutch that I can't wait to make more!  

7 comments:

LyddieGal said...

those look great! you've already done more with your grommet tool in a few days than i've done with mine in a decade. (and god damn, that's not even an exaggeration.)

Sunny & Star said...

Your clutches are so pretty. I am so envious of all the lovely items you are always make. I really need to start trying to be more crafty and innovative.

Tracy

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh! Those came out so cool! I wish I was as creative as you
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Alexandra Shook said...

Ohh fancy! I like it!

Bebe Pies said...

What a fun DIY! Thanks for sharing. The clutch looks fantastic!

Life's a shoe said...

this is an amazing DIY, it turned out so great! Thanks for sharing

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

Um, LOVE IT! It's so tough and cool, the clutch. Can't wait to see what else you do with that grommet tool!

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