DIY Faux Leather Bottom Clutch

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Thread it Thursday!!!


I love a clutch it’s a quick and simple project. I’ve had this DIY on my mind…..ever since I made the tote version. You can click here for that tutorial. I finally had some free time and decided to make a few. A couple as gift’s for a friend and my daughters and I couldn’t forget about myself.

Let’s get started…..the project can be completed and ready to use in an hour or less!!!


1/4 yard of a woven fabric

1/8 yard of leather or faux leather

12″ Zipper


Start by cutting your fabric to the following measurements.

Woven (2 )pieces 12″ × 7″

Faux Leather (2) pieces12″ × 4″ image 1. Take your faux leather lay it face up and your woven face down clip together and sew together with a 1/2″ seam allowance. (Note for this entire project we will be using a 1/2″ seam allowance.) Repeat this step with the other  two pieces. image image image image Finish the seam as desired   ( i.e. serger/overlock machine, zig-zag stitch or pinking shears) It was will look like this. image image The next thing you need to do is take a piece of cotton fabric lay if over your faux leather and press the seam down, towards the faux leather. Repeat to other piece. image Next let’s top stitch the seam to secure it down an add a nice professional touch. Repeat with other piece. image Using your serger/overlock or zig-zag stitch. Finish the top edge of your woven fabric. Next you can install your zipper. image image We are almost done. Unzip your back halfway. The fold so that right sides are touching and the wrong side is facing you. Make sure everything is aligned nice and neatly. image image Clip to hold into place and sew around with a 1/2″ seam allowance and finish seams. image Turn your clutch right side out. Make sure to push the corners out as best as you can.

Tada….. All done. Feel free to add a tassel if you like. Click here for that tutorial. Or check out another post here on the fold over clutch.

This is a very easy to make project. You can play around with the dimensions to make it custom to your needs.


Happy Sewing & Thank you for stopping by.

Until Next Time,

Sewloveable 🙂


DIY Faux Leather Fold Over Clutch Tutorial

Hello all,

Recently, I stumbled upon a great tutorial on Youtube and I had to give it a try. I used the video as a guide but chose different measurements. Be as creative as you choose. Just have fun with it. In total it cost me $8 for each bag and not a lot of time. That’s certainly a win, win in my book. Since it turned out so successful and was really quick and easy, I want to share.


Thank you to Ann Lee of Anneorshine for such a great tutorial.

If you decide to make one or two or three, let me know or send pictures (the info is on my contact page) I would love to see your wonderful creations.

Enjoy & Until Next Time,


Sequin Clutch Re-fashioned from a Skirt

Finally, finally…….I made a Sequin Clutch/ Make Up Bag. This has been on my long list of projects and now I can scratch it off the list of many.

So for quite some time I have wanted a sequin clutch and make up bag. I received a black sequin make-up bag as a gift from Neman Marcus a few years ago. I love it soooo but some of the sequins are starting to come off.



So this was more of an incentive to overcome my fears of working with sequin fabric.

So last week while cleaning out my daughters closets I came across this sequin skirt. Which was now to short for either one of my young ladies, so I tossed it in the donate pile along with many other items. Once I was done cleaning and sorting and bagging everything up…….I thought why not re-fashion the skirt. Which I only paid $2.00 for from Burlington Coat Factory and turn it into a clutch/ make-up bag.

So I went straight to pinterest to find a tutorial an I found one by Sweet-Verbena that was exactly what I had in mind. Very easy to follow and didn’t take long at all.




To make your own version of the sequin clutch click here.

Enjoy & Happy Sewing!!!!!!