Everyone needs more purses. They’re cute, they’re functional, and they’re versatile. And the best way to make the most of that versatility is to DIY your own!
I had some leftover felt to work with, and thought a mini clutch bag would be the perfect project – it can hold coins, chapstick and a few extra dollars when I need it to. And it can clip onto my keys!
Things I used:
- 3.5″ strip of industrial felt, cut into the shapes above (I used pinking shears to give it a cute zigzag detail.)
- 1 sew-on snap
- 1 carabiner or purse clasp
- (3) 1/2″ strips of leather, braided
I started by decorating what would become the front clasp. Rather than adding a fake button, I decided to embroider a simple, minimalist heart. Directly on the other side of that, I attached the top of the sew-on snap.
Sewing on the first side was next. This lets you better visualize where the button on the front flap will lie, before you sew on the second half of the snap. I recommend sewing on the snap before you add the last side; it just make it a little easier to tie off your thread.
Once I sewed the snap and two sides on, it was basically done! A hole punch worked wonders for attaching the purse clasp, and few braided strips of leather made the perfect clutch strap! What design aspects would you change if you made one of these for yourself?