Saturday, June 23, 2012

A DIY Foldover Clutch

 This foldover clutch was, for the most part, repurposed from stuff I had lying around, namely:

- a plastic placemat for structure
- a polyester scarf/bandanna for the main fabric
- cream cotton canvas underlining
- corduroy for the lining and gusset
- a metal zipper 

While the placemat isn't visible, it's actually a key component of the design, as it gives the bag structure and allows it to keep its shape.  I'm not quite sure if stiff fusible interfacing would give the same effect.

 The clutch is 10.5" wide, 1.25" deep, and 6" tall when folded, 9.5" when laid out.  If I had to do it over, I'd probably make it a few inches wider.