White Clutch Tutorial

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Following the black clutch post of last Monday, here is one about a white clutch. Made with knit from a sweater that was no longer wearable. But clothing too old does not mean fabric no longer good.  It only means that something pretty can be made out of it. And it becomes something new.

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I found on my shelves a piece of white cord and a zipper. You can see that it is not a brand new zipper. But that is fine. The colors match the beads… 😉

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It was too plain to my taste. And a little too white. I decided to embroider roses with the bullion stitch and sew marguerites with beads. Now, the bag has character.

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For the inside, I used scraps from the same knit fabric and two pieces from one of my sons’ old pants. I sew pieces of ribbon to mask the sewing line.

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I have written a tutorial for this bag that measures 5″ x 9″ (in French and in English, as usual). For you to enjoy.

Do you like sewing clutches as I do?

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Other posts about sewing fashionable items:

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Black Clutch Tutorial

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Infinity Scarf

Black Clutch Tutorial

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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

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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.

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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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