DIY Clutch

Can't find your next favorite clutch in-store? It's time to DIY with our friends at Brit + Co and turn heads with a design that's uniquely you.

What you need

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What you need

  • Cotton fabric—solid and patterned
  • Heat N Bond
  • Fabric paint
  • No-sew glue
  • Screw-back stud
  • Ruler
  • Iron
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Awl
  • Paintbrush
  • Painter's tape

Let's Get Started

Step 1

Create a 7 x 10 inch rectangle on the paper side of the Heat N Bond.

Step 2

Find the center of each side and draw a five-inch line perpendicular to the lines of the rectangle, moving away from the rectangle. Starting at the corner of the rectangle, create an arch that reaches the top of the five-inch line. Do this to all sides so you now have flaps above each edge of the rectangle. It will look like a flower with a rectangle in the center.

Step 3

Use regular scissors to cut out your pattern from the Heat N Bond, and then iron it onto your first fabric.

Step 4

Cut out the shape of your pattern from your fabric using fabric scissors and then peel off the paper.

Step 5

Lay your Heat N Bond and cotton fabric onto your second fabric with the Heat N Bond facing the second fabric and iron. Once cool, cut the pattern out of the fabric.

Step 6

Fold and iron the flaps inward to create your rectangle shape.

Step 7

Glue the bottom three flaps together using no-sew fabric glue.

Step 8

Once dry, use the awl to create a hole for your screw on stud, then attach.

Step 9

Fold over the top flap to find where the stud will pierce the fabric. Use the fabric scissors to cut a button size hole at this location.

Step 10

Use painter's tape to create a diagonal line on the front of the clutch, and then apply paint to one side. Once dry, remove the tape.

Step 11

Once dry, remove the tape and admire.

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