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Rug Clutch

As promised...
Here's what you'll need to make your very own rug clutch: scissors, needle and thread, button, and small rug.
 First, take your rug (mine was thrifted for $1.00) and fold it so that the back fold is about 1/5 longer than the front fold. The longer fold will be the back and flap of your clutch.
Then, sew up the sides of the clutch. You can do this with a sewing machine but I did it by hand to show how simple it is even if you lack a sewing machine. It only took about five minutes.
Then, taking the flap (the extended part of the back fold), cut a small hole that will let your button fit through but still small enough that the button will be secure. Then hand stitch all the way around the hole so that it won't fray. 
 Last, you'll sew on the button of your choice to the outside of the front fold lined up with the button hole so that it fits perfectly! This project was so simple and only took about 10 minutes to create. Happy crafting! xo, Kinsey.


  1. This is SUCH a cute idea! I can't wait until I have some spare time... I miss crafting so much!

  2. That is the CUTEST thing ever. <3

    {p.s, what font is that on the first picture? I'm in love with it!}

  3. SUCH a great idea! So simple and looks so cute!!!!

  4. This is a GENIUS idea.. LOVE IT


  5. Awesome! I think I have a rug that will work perfectly for this. :)

  6. This is fantastic! I love all of your DIYs, so cute! <3

  7. What a brilliant idea!?! :) Like it.

  8. That is so smart!

    I have a little rogue place mat that I've been wondering what to do with and now I know!

    Thank you for this cutie tutorial!

    Elise xx

  9. What a great idea! I love how you paired this with that lovely maxi skirt {below}!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I always love having new blogs to follow and yours is super lovely!

  10. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out at estate sales for little rugs or even woven placemats! Great idea!

  11. Wow! Thats amazing! Actually your whole blog is! ♥

  12. How easy and nice! Definitely a good Christmas present on a budget. Thank you so much!

  13. I just finished this project! I am so pleased with the bag and I will be gifting it to my sister for christmas! I used a placemat and I even went so far as to sew in plastic canvas and a lining inside :) thank you for the inspiration!


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