It's the second Wednesday of the month, which means it's time for another Monthly DIY Challenge!
This month's challenge item was felt and I admit I was a bit stumped on what I wanted to create. I thought about making a Christmas project, but knew I would never be able to top last year's rustic felt Christmas trees. I eventually got the idea to make something that could also double as a gift, after all it is gift giving season.
I dug through my fabric and found some faux leather and polka dot fabric leftover from the leather bottom fabric totes I made last year. I decided to pair gray felt with the two fabrics to make a simple clutch. It ended up being a little flimsy for a purse, but it would work great for storing jewelry when traveling.
SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE CLUTCH
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- 1/4 yard of faux leather
1/4 yard of felt
-1/3 yard of fabric for lining
-fabric tape measure or ruler
- pins, fabric scissors, hammer
HOW TO MAKE LEATHER AND FABRIC CLUTCH
I'm going to apologize right now for the lack of process pictures and bad photography. I ended up doing this project late one evening, which made for less than favorable lighting. Thankfully, these little clutches are fairly easy to make and require little directions :)
I'm not sure this is the correct way to sew, but I think this little clutch turned out pretty good for not having a plan.
First, cut out your fabric:
- 2 5x18 pieces of gray felt
- 2 2x3 pieces of felt (to be used for reinforcement for the snaps)
- 1 4x18 piece of faux leather
- 1 12x18 piece for the liner
Fold the fabric over itself and hem a seam along the felt as close to the edge as possible.
Now you have a felt and faux leather clutch!
I did end up going back and ironing the seam so I was able to see the interior fabric when my purse was closed.
Don't forget the check out the rest of the awesome felt projects!