While at Target yesterday, I can across the cutest placemats on sale for $1.98. A couple ideas came to mind - a clutch or a make-up roll. Since I'm not loving my current pocketbook and no one would really see my make-up bag except me, I went with the clutch.
I had seen this awesome tutorial over at Lil Blue Boo (she's so creative)! Since my placemat had a cute floral design, it didn't really need any embellishment. So I folded it in thirds and realized it was too wide for me. So I opened it back up and folded in a quarter (of the width) and folded it in thirds again. I sewed it up. It created a perfect inside pocket (fits the Blackberry nice and snug - that's with no measurements) and a couple of side compartments. Oh and I used plain old Velcro to keep it closed (too chicken to try the button hole maker on my sewing machine).
For a small-ish clutch, it is pretty big and pretty awesome!! I was very proud of myself. Then my good friend T saw it and LOVED it! So I'm off to Target to get another placemat so I can make one for her!