I have been wanting to make a placemat scripture tote for awhile. My friend's birthday is on Friday, and I know she has been wanting one of these, so I forged ahead.
I followed this tutorial from Little Birdie Secrets. However, I could NOT find a cute placemat in the limited time I had, so instead I used some cute, sturdy fabric. I used a placemat I already have as a pattern, cutting 1/2 inch extra all around for a seam allowance. Then I put right sides together and sewed it, leaving a small space to turn it right side out. After turning it, I topstitched around the whole thing, and it turned out a lot like a placemat!
Another change from the tutorial is that I just used ribbon for handles. After the tutorial was finished, I embellished with a large flower. I hope she likes it! I think I might have to make one for myself!