Placemat with Plastic Baggies Sewn Into A Roll up Organizer

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Placemat and Plastic Baggies Rollup Organizer

Roll-up Organizers are the best kind of organizers to have on hand! They serve many uses to keep yourself organized, and fit in almost anything when you roll them up, you can toss them in your purse or suitcase. I am excited to share with you my larger Roll-up version using large plastic baggies. It’s perfect for carrying things like papers, magazines, kids coloring books and crayons or other kids items for road trips as well as many other things.  Comes in handy for baby supplies, too!

My smaller organizer is just the right size for your purse or little hands. It’s great for holding crayons, paint brushes, etc.

See my organizers that hang on the wall here and here  Ever made an organizer from a pot holder? It’s great for small items such as buttons, small sewing supplies, hair clips, pens, crayons, etc.

My daughter is expecting her first baby and I thought it would be perfect for holding extra baby supplies, clothes, and diapers. Just fill each baggie with baby items, roll it up and toss it in the baby bag or your purse.


baby girl


These rollup’s only take 30 minutes or less!


One fabric placemat (you can get at the Dollar Store)

Large 1 gallon plastic baggies ziplock!

Wonder Clips or binder clips or large paper clips

Coordinating ribbon and thread

Placemat Rollup Organizer Supplies

I used 5 1-gallon baggies, but you can use however many you need.  Line them up at one end of the placemat and secure them in place with Wonder Clips or paper clips.

plastic bag

Place a coordinating ribbon over the end of the baggies and sew them in place. Use a ribbon that is at least 1/2 inches wide. This helps reinforce the baggies and will also keep them from ripping. Sew the ribbon on both sides. Don’t use small stitches, set your machine to use the largest stitch.  Small stitches can cause the plastic to tear.

You can also use a basting stitch if that is easier to sew on the plastic baggies.

Sew ribbon over plastic baggies

Sharpen your sewing skills!

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On the other end of the placemat find the center by folding it in half.  At the center point sew on the your ribbon you will be using to tie the rollup with. Fold the ribbon in half to find it’s center then place the folded end about 1/2 inches onto the placemat and sew in place.  This will be the ribbon you use to wrap around the organizer after you roll it up.

Sew ribbon on end of placemat

Now, just think of all the things you can use this for!

So lovely and useful!

Plastic Baggie Rollup Organizer

Just roll and go!

Plastic Baggie and Placemat Rollup Organizer at

Q. What would you use it for? 


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Here are some of the items I used to make this:

Fabric Placemats | Fabric RibbonLarge 1 gallon plastic baggies | Wonder Clips | Binder clips or large paper clips

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  1. Marie Turner
    Love these ideas! I plan to make several to donate to our family reunion auction to help pay for reunion costs.
  2. Regina Gustin
    This looks like a great idea. I can't wait to try it out for my grandchildren!
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  5. #1 Love the picture of your daughter and grandbaby on the way! She is too cute! #2 I so need this organizer! I am a baggie junkie and use them for everything! {big hugs} ~ Ashley
    • Thank you, Ashley! I am constantly using plastic baggies, too.....for everything!! I thought this organizer would be a great way to use them for when I'm on the go!
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