Karen from Sew Many Ways shows how she created this tote bag out of three placemats. Two of the placemats are the main bag body, and the edges of the third became the handles. From the left over fabric in the third placemat, she also created a simple key fob and a wine bag. (Instructions for these items also included in her tutorial.) If you don’t need a wine bag, she also suggests using that left over fabric to make pockets for your tote.
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Make a tote bag and more… from 3 placemats, by Sew Many Ways
[photo from Sew Many Ways]