24 Sep 2012

DIY clutch bag

What will you need? Your chosen fabric, zip,  tailors chalk (or ordinary chalk will do), a measuring tape, pins, scissors, sewing machine (or needle and thread). 

1. Decide the size you want your clutch and draw it out on your fabric using your chalk and measuring tape to ensure your lines are straight. You will need to do this twice to make the two sides of your bag.

2. Once you have drawn up your pattern cut both sides out. Pin your zip to the first side.

3. Sew along the zip using either your sewing machine or you can do it by hand. Once you have done this pin  the other side of the zip to your other piece of fabric and repeat the process sewing the zip to the fabric.


4.  Once you have sewn your zipper onto your fabric pin all of the sides together ready to sew.


5. Once you have sewn along all three sides turn your bag inside out to reveal your final product.

TA DA!

I hope this makes sense, this is the first thing I have ever sewn and it was super easy and didn't take long to do at all. My one piece of advice it to use a thick fabric so the bag will hold its shape. If your chosen fabric isn't thick then I would suggest using a lining in your bag.

Tanesha x

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12 comments:

  1. Great post!! :):)

    http://alovelystyle.blogspot.com.es/

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  2. Great!! And looks so pretty! <3

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  3. Great DIY you make it look so easy. If I see some fantastic material I'm do doing this!
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    www.be-a-goddess.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Oh wow, that's so creative! I always put down clutch bags wherever I go haha and lose them. But I guess I could add a strap!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yes, would be so easy to add a strap! I might make another one with a strap. If i do I'll put a tutorial for adding the strap on here :) x

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  5. how cute and easy!!! too bad i don't know how to sew.. maybe i'll ask my parents? :)

    vickyhoang.blogspot.com

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    1. This is the first things I've ever really sewn its super easy! you should give it a go x

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  6. love this, looks perfect for a/w :) xx

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  7. Such a great diy, I will make my own little bags for traveling to put my jewelery in. xo

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    1. good idea :) so useful for storing things x

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  8. The last time i used a sewing machine was in school + i broke it. Great idea though xx

    www.yummyxxmummy.blogspot.com

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