I used this clutch tutorial for the Delish issue I was a part of. But I wanted to re-share it here on my blog because it’s one of my favorite clutches to use and it’s a totally “green” project.
Grab an old or new t-shirt. I thought this newsprint one would be cool.
Cut the part that you want to use for the front of your clutch into randomly sized strips.
Cut out two pieces, approximately 8×13. You can also customize to your own size.
Also cut out two pieces of a thicker fabric (I used denim) to stabilize and add body to the clutch.
Now, to begin making the clutch fron. Layer the denim, then a layer of the t-shirt fabric.
Begin taking your stripe and stitching them on, in all sorts of different ways.
Just keep layering them on.
Now to create the clutch shape. Layer as so- denim, t-shirt, clutch front upside down. Stitch along the sides and one side of the bottom.
For the lining, make a pocket the same size as the clutch. You can add a pocket in the lining, if you like.
Insert the clutch, right side out, into the clutch lining that is inside out.
Sew all along the top of the clutch leaving an opening to pull the lining through.
After pulling it through, insert a small piece of elastic 4.5 inches long into the opening and stitch it closed.
Add a great button to the front.
And you’re all set to go!
Here’s another one I made with an old striped t-shirt. I use this one all the time.
Thanks for helping with my glasses choices. I’ll announce the chosen ones tomorrow!
Tags: clutch, green, purse, recycled, refashion, t shirt, tutorial, upcycled
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