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How to make a straw woven purse from a recycled decorative charging plates

Like so many of you guys, I absolutely love the look of all the woven purses in stores lately. A woven purse is perfectly casual, matches almost anything, and perfectly bohemian. 

So why don’t we DIY one today?

Since weaving our own wicker fabrics would be too time consuming and technical, I thought up an easier alternative.

Why don’t  we make our DIY woven purse out of placemats!

DIY Woven Purse Supplies:

How to make a straw woven purse from a recycled decorative charging plate

How To Make A DIY Woven Purse

The first step in making a DIY woven purse is to stack your placemats on top of eachother. Next, thread some embroidery floss into your hand sewing needle. Begin sewing the placemats together. 

Make sure the plates are securely fastened before attaching the pom pom trimming. Fold the first 1/2 raw edge of the trimming under to ensure it doesn’t unravel. Sew 3/4 around the edge of the placemats before folding the final 1/2″ under and securing in place. Use wide stitch lengths (about 1 centimeter) through both wicker placemats and the pom pom trimming. Then, flip the placemats over and repeat on the other side so your purse looks the same on either side.

How to make a straw woven purse from a decorative charging plate

Once the base of your bag is made, it’s time to add the purse closure. Use the pre-punched holes on either side and your embroidery needle to sew the closure into place on both sides of the wicker placemats.

How to make a straw woven purse from a decorative straw charging plate

The last and final step is to attach the purse handles to your new DIY woven purse. Sew them in place and enjoy your new bag!

How to make a woven purse from recycled charging plate

I hope you really liked this DIY woven purse tutorial! This bag adds a laid-back-boho vibe to whatever you wear it with. It’s roomy enough to store all of your day to day essentials, and perfect for a casual weekend… or your next vacation. 

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How to make a straw woven purse from a recycled decorative placemats

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Lisa Mecham

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