I'm participating in Dollar Store Craft Supply Challenge - Placemat.
For this red purse I use a placemat I got on sale at IKEA. I simply fold it in two then trace and cut the hole for the handle. To prevent fraying I zigzag stitched along the handle hole.
To top it off I embellished the purse with my hand embroidery - I use ribbon instead of thread. There you go, red flower buds made with french knots to compliment the red roses :)
That's not all.. besides being a clutch purse, I sometimes use it as a bag organizer. Like when you want to use a bigger bag, you can just put this purse inside the bag without the hassle of removing all the trinkets from one bag to another (and risk dropping or forgetting some items along the way).