I saw some cute scripture totes on a blog that were made out of placemats, so I thought I'd give it a shot and make my own. It was so easy that I made 2, and then made one for each of the girls out of plain fabric. I made theirs big enough to hold a coloring book to take to church. They are so adorable! I know what I'm giving girls as gifts this year!
My first one was the brown one with the striped ribbon. Yes, it's a $2 placemat and a fun thick ribbon for decoration and handles, and a big flower as a finishing touch.