This clutch was meant to be a Christmas present for my mother-in-law. I changed my mind, and sewed something else for her, something which I thought would be more useful. I'll do another post on that some other time.
This is a pretty straight forward project that one can tackle in a few hours. There are tons of tutorials out there on how to sew clutches like this. I went through a few, and they helped me a lot in giving me ideas on what to do, though I didn't follow any particular instructions. Here are some of them:-
- Transient Expression - Leather Foldover Clutch Purse
- Flamingo Toes - Simple DIY Fold Over Clutch
- Ecab - Fold Over Clutch, Metal Zipper
- Until Wednesday Calls - How To: Sew A Vinyl Zippered Clutch
- Sew4Home: Oversize Zippered Clutch
- The Glamorous Housewife - The Nora Clutch Tutorial
- Mood Designer Fabrics - Camo & Leather Foldover Clutch with Tassel
- Sew Delicious - How to Sew Zipper Neat & Tidy in Pouches
I used bottom-weight canvas that I dyed using the Shibori technique. Although I have to say, the look of the whole dyed fabric doesn't even come close to any particular technique of Shibori. It was a fun project though, and I would definitely do it again.
Since I used canvas as the main fabric, I decided not to use interfacing. If I were to use quilt weight fabric, I would definitely use the interface for added body. For the lining, I used quilt weight fabric scrap. This clutch is definitely a "scraps friendly" project, and I can see myself sewing a lot more of this kind of clutch in the future.
I love the brass zipper. I think it gives a touch of classic look to the clutch.