Black Clutch Tutorial


I made myself a black clutch with some leftover fabric from a coat I sew two years ago. I love the already embroidered fabrics we can find in the fabric stores and I could not resist this black one. I used recycled fabric from old pants for the lining of the bag. I found a black zipper and a piece of black ribbon on my shelves. Now I have a chic-looking clutch for evenings out. And it cost almost nothing.

I have prepared a printable tutorial that can be found here in English and in French. Maybe it will inspire you to make one for yourself, or to give. It only takes a few hours to make (one hour if your fast!). If you do not have the material at home, buying everything would still be a lot cheaper then buying a clutch that chic. Once finished, the bag measures 6″ x 11″.

Material needed to make this black clutch:

  • Black fabric for the outside
  • Black fabric for lining
  • Black zipper
  • Black sewing thread
  • Black ribbon


There was an oddly-shapped scrap left on my table. I could not throw it away, so I made a little pouch with it. It turned out quite pretty. Big enough for a few cards. I have included instructions for it in the black clutch tutorial.


If you make the clutch or pouch, please let me know. I would love to hear about it! Thank you for stopping by,


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6 thoughts on “Black Clutch Tutorial

  1. Love the asymmetrical flap on the pouch! Great detail even if it was born of necessity due to the shape of your scrap. Thanks for linking up at Inspire Us Thursdays!

    • What I love about using scraps or recycled material is that their shapes and textures often inspire me. I’m happy that you like the pouch resulting from the scrap I had. Thank you for hosting your link party!

  2. What a great clutch you made. This would be wonderful for storing jewelry–especially for pearls with its soft liner. Thanks for the tutorial.

    • Your right! I use my clutches and bags to store all kind of things but never thought to store jewelry in them. Thank you for your compliment and for your suggestion! 🙂

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