Sometimes it’s truly hard trying to find the perfect clutch. Whether you’re trying to fit all the essentials for a night out, or just to simply jazz up a casual outfit for the day, having an oober cute clutch can really save the day or night! Well I was tired of searching high and low. Every time I looked, I found a super cute clutch but it was nearly the same price of a full size handbag! Because I refused to sacrifice style and money for the perfect clutch, I decided to make my own. Celine is an amazing designer and when I laid my eyes on this clutch, I knew I had some designing to do. If you can’t find it, MAKE IT!!!
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Now Onto the 10 Easy Steps to Creating Your Perfect Clutch!
Trace the pattern piece on the wrong side of the leather/vinyl. Be sure to trace all the markings. (Here’s the link to download the pattern piece. Celine Structured Clutch Pattern Piece)
On the shorter end of the rectangle, fold the center as marked, and pinch the corners. Repeat to opposite side.
Bring corners together and secure them with a binder clip/pin.
Stitch down the inside fold for 3 ½”.
Fold in the center, bringing the points together. Use this step to make sure folds on both sides are matching up equally.
Flip fabric so that it’s facing wrong side out. This step makes it easier to sew leather/vinyl.
Stitch down the side seam using a stitch about ¼” away from the edge.
Flip bag outside in so that the face of the fabric is showing again.
Lay bag flat on the table to cut 5/8” slits on both corners, for closures.
Insert a large jump ring into the slits of both corners.
Voila! Rock your new Celine inspired clutch!