Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night (or my kids do and they feel the need to wake me up too) and have a genius idea. I’ve had this idea for a reversible DIY clutch with an interchangeable strap come to me in the middle of the night awhile ago and I’m so thrilled I took the time to put the plan into action! It took more than a little trial and error on this novice seamstress’s part to really figure out how to make it all work, but I’m so glad that I did.
- 2 pieces of fabric cut to 15″ x 19″
- 1 piece of heavyweight interfacing cut to 15″ x 19″
- 5″ of grosgrain ribbon
- coordinating thread
- sewing machine
- Purse Straps
1. Start by making sure that all of the pieces of fabric and interfacing are ironed. It will make a difference! Lay the right sides of the fabric together and layer the interfacing on top.
2. Along one of the 15″ sides, use a straight edge to draw a diagonal line and cut the fabric. This will become the flap of the clutch.
3. Sew a straight stitch around the outside edge of the fabric. Leave a 3″-4″ opening so that you have enough space to turn the fabric right side out.
4. Now turn the fabric right side out and press flat.
5. Fold your sewn fabric up so that you create a pouch 5.5″ high. Make sure that your interior fabric is facing out. Pin it in place.
6. Cut the length of grosgrain ribbon in half and create loops with it. Pin one on each side so that its right near the top of the pouch and with the loop on the inside of the pouch.
7. You should barely be able to see the loop peeking through. See my loop? It’s that itty bitty dot of brown in the middle of the yellow. 🙂
8. Sew a straight stitch up each side of the pouch. I also added a triple stitch over the ribbon to make sure it’s super secure.
Turn your clutch right side out and you’re ready to go!
The straps that I used for my clutch are no longer available, but I love the ones that I linked in the materials section: simple and classy so your outfit stands out. They simply hook on which means you can switch them out to suit your mood and/or outfit!
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