A Zippered Clutch
Zippers & Bags!!
I keep seeing all these uber cute clutches that I want, but my eyes always ogle all the most expensive ones. Since I’m saving for a big venture, I’ve got to learn to control my impulse buying because I always see something!
I want that!
After borrowing my sister’s most recent yellow soft leather clutch, which I need to return LOL, I’ve decided I’d try my hand at making my own. It can’t be too hard right?! It’s just a few rectangles sewn to a zipper, yes?
I don’t know who needs more convincing, you or I, but I took a stab at it.
& quite honestly, it really is THAT simple! I’ll show you how I made my very own super cute clutch. Now this “clutch” can also be a toiletry bag or a make up bag! I love a dual-use item. *winks*
For this project you will need:
Sewing Machine ( you could hand stitch this but it may not be as sturdy)
**2 things before we get started: the amount of fabric you will need, depends on how big your clutch will be – I’ve see some oversized ones that are gorgeous! Secondly, your zipper will depend on how wide the opening of the bag will be. **
First you want to measure out how big you want the clutch. Make sure the zipper you have fits the side and isnt too big or too small.
Cut 2 pieces of outside fabric and cut 2 pieces of lining fabric.
Align the zipper, facing the right-side of the outside fabric and place the lining fabric right-side down on top of the zipper. It should be a sandwich: outer fabric, zipper and then lining. Pin in place and sew along the edge.
Now to the other side the exact same way, except this time, when you sandwich the 2 pieces of fabric, place them to cover the first side that was sewn. (See video & pictures)
Now you have the zipper installed and attached to the lining and the outside fabric.
To finish up the clutch, there are only a few more steps!
Now we want to fold the right sides together, so they are touching and the lining fabric is on top. It should be a sandwich: lining fabric, outer fabric, outer fabric and then lining fabric.
Pin all 3 sides and sew this U shape. Be sure to open the zipper halfway so you will be able to pull the clutch right-side out once you are done.
After you’ve sew the 3 sides and before you turn the clutch right-side out, clip the bottom corners at an angle. **Don’t cut your seams.
Flip your clutch right-side out and then you are DONE!
I hope you liked this super easy clutch. If you are on Instagram, tag me @ImSimplyD & let me know how yours comes out.
Here is a YouTube video of me making a zippered pouch, which is the same technique to making a clutch.