Clutch envelope with your own hands
The clutch envelope is a very feminine and elegant accessory. He adorns and complements the image of a woman. And if before he was a companion on social events and solemn events, today it is a functional and universal thing for every day. In stores you can find clutches of any size, color and style. But why not create a unique, exclusive model for yourself? Such a handbag will best match your taste and needs.
How to make a clutch-envelope yourself? In fact, there is nothing complicated in this.
Before you begin, decide on the size, material and style of your accessory. Choosing the size of the future clutch, remember that it's still not a purse, and a handbag. The most optimal parameters will be: 15x20 cm, but you can also sew a large clutch.
Now regarding the choice of material. Winter clutch is better to make from dense fabrics. For example, from drape, wool or leather. The summer version will look great from materials such as satin, silk or velvet. Fabrics will need about half a meter, and also do not forget to purchase the material for lining.
So, let's begin! Before you sew a clutch envelope, you need to make a pattern. From the cardboard, cut out a rectangle with the size of a future handbag. Now our pattern should be transferred to the wrong side of the fabric. Place the fabric face down and outline the chopped pattern with chalk or a piece of soap. Do this twice to get three rectangles on each other on the fabric. Do the same on the lining fabric.
From the upper rectangle make a pocket valve. It turned out something that looked like an unfolded envelope. The same must be done on the lining fabric.
The next step is stitching. The lining fabric must be placed face up, folded and stitched. It turned out a pocket. Next, you need to do the same with the main fabric, just turn it inside out. Next, connect the base of the clutch with the lining, quilt the seams. The product is turned out and we sew the lock on the ready-made clutch envelope. It can be a button or a fastener, depending on your taste.
You can sew a clutch of leather. It's just as easy as using regular fabric. The skin for clutch should be chosen softer. Think about the design of the future handbag. You can even make a sketch. Very stylish and beautiful will look the skin of bright colors and lightning of contrasting black color.
So, prepare all the necessary materials and tools: a leather cut, pins, a zipper, scissors. When choosing a zipper, keep in mind that it should be the size of the future clutch.
According to the above scheme, make a pattern. Cut it out. The first thing you need to fix the pins to the long side of the clutch is a zipper. Then you can attach it to the canvas. And only then lay side seams.
The clutch envelope has simple shapes. Therefore, making it yourself will not be difficult. In addition, you can sew it from the same material as your outfit. This combination will look very stylish. Now you do not need to look long and choose the design of the clutch you like. Sew it yourself to your liking!