Placemat Market Bag

How to make a fab bag using dinner table placemats

Virginia Das Neves

Virginia Das Neves
(The Happy Artisan)

5.0 (3)

4.5 hours 1 to 2 (public classes), 5 to 10 (private label $280 or 4 payments of $70 Afterpay

You know those nice round woven placemats at Kmart? Have you, like me, looked at them and thought, "Hry, I could make a fab market bag out of those!" No?

Well, come on over to my studio and learn how to make a fabulous bag using two woven placemats with a leather base, leather handles, lining of your choice, lined pockets, a magnetic closure and rivets.

Everything you need will be supplied and ready for you to make your placemat masterpiece!

Knowledge Required
Basic machine and hand sewing.
What you'll get
Pre-cut and hole-punched leather panel, pre-cut leather straps, two woven placemats, interfacing, pins, thread, use of sewing machines, magnetic closures, rivets.
What to bring
Sewing thimble that fits your middle finger, choice of lining fabric to go with black placemat, and your good nature! Please bring lunch as we will have a break.
Suitable for

This workshop is perfect for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.


North Parramatta, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Virginia Das Neves
Virginia Das Neves
(The Happy Artisan)

25+ years experience in textile design, sewing, lampshade making.

5.0 (3)

I am an Illustrator, painter, textile artist and designer. I have worked as a Costumer for theatre, film, opera and ballet. I also make lampshades, dresses, espadrille shoes, kimonos, cushions, bags and tassels. I dye my own textiles with natural dyes. I am a freelance surface pattern designer creating patterns for fabric to be printed both digitally and screenprinted.


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