The wedding season is approaching and as the nights are getting longer, many great summer parties are most likely on the horizon too. Today Xenia from the blog FashionRolla is going to show you how to create your very own golden clutch. If you aren’t invited to any weddings, or don’t have another suitable occasion for it in mind just yet, it will certainly fit perfectly with your next New Year’s Eve outfit!
You will need:
Cut out the leather/fabric you will need for the bag. The size of the clutch you can, of course, decide for yourself. Cut out a slot for the zipper and place some glue around the slot. Stick the zipper carefully over the slot, this serves to ensure that the zipper does not slip when sewing. Now sew along the zipper. For leather or similar material, I recommend that you use a leather needle (90).
Cut a 23 x 2cm wide strap and stitch along the edges (for decoration). Measure 7cm from the top and then 4cm from the left side and mark the spot. Stick the end of the strap at a slight angle to the marking (∠ 45 °) and sew to the strap onto the fabric. Then place the leather strap around your big finger and mark the spot – the sling should fit loosely.
Now sew the strap onto the clutch. To make it strong, I recommend stitching back and forth several times. Place the palm of your hand onto the clutch and measure the remaining strap around your hand – the strap should be loose. Stick the end of the strap to the bag and fix it with your sewing machine. When placing the leather strap, it is important to make sure that the belt is not too high, otherwise it will be difficult to hold the bag with your fingers at the bottom. Place a little glue to all edges to make sure everything is extra strong.
Fold the fabric to form the shape of the bag and wait for the glue to dry
. With a sewing machine sew
along the edges to secure the bags shape. Now make some small holes with a hole punch and attach your rivets or studs to your strap.
And you’re done!