Simple Zippered Clutch

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:-

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.