I only have one handbag. Shocking, I know. I adore my big Coach tote with gold flowers, but seriously, what fashion blogger only has one bag?
A few weeks ago, I posted a super easy tutorial for fabric flowers and loved how they turned out. Since then, I have been thinking of a project to do with them. A few days ago it hit me; I only have one bag, why not make a new one myself?
I adore the denim on denim trend (see below). So with that as my inspiration, I came up with the idea for this denim clutch.
These only take a few hours to make, so you can easily whip up a few different styles/colors to match your outfits.
- Denim Fabric (1 yard will be enough to make several bags)
- Thread (preferably the same color as the denim)
- Needle and Pins
- Zipper (Mine was 7")
- Flowers (or whatever else you want to adorn your clutch with)
And Let's Get Started…
Measure and cut your fabric. The length should be twice as long as you want your clutch to be and the same width as your zipper. In the above example, I cut mine 24" long (for a 12" clutch) and 7" wide.
With the same stitch, sew the other side of the zipper onto the other side of the fabric. Tie off.
Now you should have the basic clutch shape. *Hint: If you're feeling a little lost, check out this video.
Turn the bag inside out, and stitch together the sides and around the edges of the zipper. Now your clutch is complete and ready for enhancement.
Now for my favorite part – decorating! Add some fun fabric flowers (tutorial here) or other embellishment to jazz up your new bag.
And your done. In under two hours and less than $10, you have a cute new bag (or makeup case, pencil case, etc.). I love this fun craft, and I hope you do too. If you make one of these bags, I would love to see what you end up with. Show me on Facebook!