I have to say this is probably one of the coolest Dollar Store Crafts I have ever made. This is just to awesome not to share. It is so versatile. You can use it as hanging storage or as a roll up storage bag. Who would have thought something as simple as a placemat could be so fun!
- Placemat, $1
- Straight pins, on hand
- Sewing machine or needle and thread, on hand
- Fabric pencil, on hand or $1 and up
- Matching ribbon (optional), on hand or $1
- Velcro strip (optional), on hand or $1
Total: $1 and up
First choose which side you would like facing outward, This is also the side you will see when you fold the bottom up. Then fold bottom up pinning 3 1/2″ from the top. You may choose a different size depending on your project.
With your sewing machine stitch each side closed. I used a 1/4 inch seam on each side.
After securing the sides measure and mark every 2 inches from the side. You may leave the last pocket a little larger for bigger items. After you have marked the top and bottom you may then draw a line connecting them to make an even line which you will follow to sew the pockets.
Once your pockets are created you can then decide if you’d like to make a hanging storage or a roll up storage. If you decided to make a roll up storage you can now attach a piece of ribbon to one end by folding it in two and sewing the folded edge to the side of your place mat. If you are going to hang your project you can attach velcro to the back or you may simply nail directly to your wall.