I have wanted this clutch for a long time. It’s so chic and classy. There is a problem though, I cannot justify spending over $200 on a simple clutch that will only be used on special occasions. Its hard for me to financially justify spending that much on something that wont be getting its money worth.
I came across Jean’s Blog ExtraPetite a while back and she did a tutorial on how to make your own clutch that is pretty much the exact same as the $200.00
I got online and bought the necessary materials and sewed away. I am quite please with how it all came out that I am thinking this is a great gift to make for girlfriends for Christmas!
Leather 12 x 20 piece: EBAY Spotted Hair Cowhide $34.99
Zipper 12″ : EBAY $1.99
Sewing machine, black thread, Pins
The following photos are from Extra Petites Blog Tutorial, her tutorial was so great that I didn’t need to replicate! I did exactly what she posted.
Start pinning the fabric to the zipper. I only used about 2 pins on each side. The leather is thick so it was s little difficult. I pretty much freehanded it following the zipper hem. Make sure you remove the pins as you’re sewing along.
Repeat for the other side of the zipper
Turn the material inside out, measure where you need to sew along the sides. Start sewing!
Closeup – stitch the side seams all the way to the edge of the zipper, making sure not to hit any metal parts and break your needle. I opened up the zipper a little bit before “sealing” the last of the three edges
Make sure you don’t close your zipper all the way (like I did) it was quite a hassle to open up after I was done sewing up my sides!
Here are my photos of my completed clutch!
Leave me a message if you have any questions. I am so pleased with out easy this is AND I save over $200!!
Happy Hump Day!