Thursday, 9 August 2012

DIY Leather Clutch Bag


Hello! Today I am going to show you how I made this leather clutch bag, above. It is so unbelievably easy to make - anyone can do it! It literally look me about 30mins, if that! So anyway, here is how I made it:

You will need:
Material  //  2 templates  //  Pins  //  Paper Scissors  //  Fabric Scissors  //  Sewing Machine

Step 1: Measure and cut out two templates in paper/card - one which measures 37cm by 21cm and the other which measures 37cm along the bottom and then a 45° angle from each corner of the bottom line until the two lines meet.


Step 2. Fold the fabric just enough so that the rectangular template can sit on top with the edge against the fold and pin to fabric. ONLY cut up the sides of the fabric DO NOT cut across the top or along the fold.


Step 3. Then you want to place the second template above the first, pin to fabric and cut up the sides to the point. DO NOT cut along the bottom inbetween the two templates.

Once you have unfolded your fabric your material should look like this (above).

Step 4. Now what you want to do is fold the material up to the cornera of the triangle - right sides together - and sew along both sides.



Step 5. Fold your bag in on itself so that the right side of the material is now on the outside. Next is the fastening and you can use anything you wish - buttons, poppers, velcro, or you can even just leave it without a fastening. I have gone for these little silver screw things (not sure what they are called).

Step 6. If you are using these silver things like me, you basically have to fold down the triangle part of the bag and line up where you want the fastening to be on the rectangular part of the bag. Then make a hole through both pieces of material.

Step 7. The silver screw goes through the hole on the rectangle part from the inside out and the second part to the screw just screws on top. Then the hole on the triangluar part just slips over the silver notch to stay in place.

And that's it! Your clutch bag is complete :)




I hope you all understood my instructions, I do appologise for my terrible way of explaining things today! Please let me know if you try this, I would love to know how you all get on :)



8 comments:

  1. that is such a pretty little idea. Honestly I don't know how you come up with these things.

    It's great when you can't find a bag to go with an outfit - you can just whip yourself one up!

    very good skill to have - x
    SHADES OF PEPPER

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    1. Aww thank you! I've wanted to make one for ages!
      Yeah it is pretty handy :)

      Kirsti xx

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  2. that is so cool! i want one

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

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    1. Thank you! I think I might sell some :)

      Kirsti xx

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  3. This is SO bloody clever, you're so talented! (Sorry I haven't posted your giveaway prize yet by the way - I actually snapped the elastic in the skirt by accident so need to fix it! :'( Damn my fat ass haha) But yes, I wish I had the patience to make things like this! xx

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    1. Aww thank you Toni! :D Oh no! I hope you're able to fix it :) And the bag doesn't take too long to make, you should give it a go :)

      Kirsti xx

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  4. The design is so simplistic - I love it!

    Well done!

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  5. Its a great method...how to make a small leather purse :)
    Bridal Evening Bags

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