Sunday, February 3, 2013

DIY: Clutch Tutorial

Here's a super easy 5-step DIY leather fold over clutch tutorial. Unfolded, it can also be used as a laptop protector. You can customize your clutches by choosing your own sizes and fabric/zipper colours.

-leather/faux leather
-fabric scissors 
-sewing machine 

F-Stop 4.0, Shutter 1/6, ISO  400
Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of leather in the same size. (The size is up to you, here they are both 11"x15")

F-Stop 4.0, Shutter 1/25, ISO 400
Step 2:  With right sides together, sew the zipper to one of the leather pieces. Using your zipper foot on your machine will make this easier.

F-Stop 4.0, Shutter 1/13, ISO 400 
Step 3: This is the trickiest part- take your second leather piece and do the exact same this you did in step 2, but on the other side of the zipper. Make sure right sides are together!

F-Stop 4.0, Shutter 1/15, ISO 400
Step 4: Pin the two leather pieces along the three other edges. Open the zipper and sew along those three sides. (Here, the zipper is on the right side of the image)

F-Stop 4.0, Shutter 1/6, ISO 400
Step 5: Once sewn, clip the bottom corners to reduce bulk and turn the clutch inside out. Poke all four corners, fold over and voila! 

By: Andrea Tait

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