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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
Start by cutting your fabric to the following measurements.
Woven (2 )pieces 12″ × 7″
Faux Leather (2) pieces12″ × 4″ 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. Finish the seam as desired ( i.e. serger/overlock machine, zig-zag stitch or pinking shears) It was will look like this. 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. Next let’s top stitch the seam to secure it down an add a nice professional touch. Repeat with other piece. Using your serger/overlock or zig-zag stitch. Finish the top edge of your woven fabric. Next you can install your zipper. 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. Clip to hold into place and sew around with a 1/2″ seam allowance and finish seams. 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,
It’s Thread It Thursday!!!!!!!!
Do you like DIY’s but perhaps you don’t sew ?????
Do you enjoy DIY’s but you don’t have a ton of time to spend on one???
Do you like the idea of a DIY until you see it requires a lot of supplies or that it’s going to be really expensive?????
Then this is a great DIY for you.
It’s a quick and easy No Sew project.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1/8 of a yard of Suede, Faux or Genuine Leather
Permanent Fabric Glue (I used Aleene’s Fabric Fusion)
Lobster Claw Closure
A large binder clip
Cut your fabric
7.5″ × 4″ (or what ever you desire)
From that piece of cut fabric cut a strip that is 1/2″ wide. Fold that strip in half length wise and glue together. Next fold in half again and glue the ends together.
On the wrong side of your fabric, measure down 1″ and draw a line across.
Starting from the bottom cut/strips that are 1/4″ apart. Being sure not to cut pass the line drawn.
It will look like this. Next your ready to apply fabric glue as shown. The place the strip we cut and glued earlier as shown. Then tightly roll and use a binder clip to hold securely until dry.
Next place your lobster closure on to the jump ring and attach the jump ring to the tassel.
Now you can use your tassel on a handbag or as a keychain.
Happy Crafting & Thank you for stopping by.
Until Next Time,
A few days ago I saw a great DIY T SHIRT TUTORIAL. I had to give it a try right away. I went through my fabric stash an I already had everything I needed. It’s a great feeling to want to dive into a project and have all the supplies you need, so you can start right away. A first time for everything. ..lol.
The shirt’s took me about an hour for each. You can get as creative as you like. The tutorial I followed she used one color for the top and genuine leather. For the exclamation top I used two different fabric’s and faux leather. For the lace and striped knit I simply followed the tutorial without adding any of the embellishments. You will be given the option of pockets or exclamation point. You will enjoy the ease of this DIY. It was a great and I must try it again soon.
Thank you to MimiGStyle for Michael Levine for the excellent tutorial.
To make this DIY check out the video below.
FABRIC & SUPPLIES NEEDED: 1.5 -2 Yards of Purple Double Knit HERE, Black HERE / 1 Leather Hide HERE / Optional: Trim HERE
DOWNLOAD the pocket and exclamation point template (other supplies covered in the video)
Enjoy Happy Sewing & Until Next Time