I bought this crazy cat lady blazer at goodwill and set my mind on making a tote bag out of it...which has yet to be done but the fabric from it that I would not use needed a purpose. So I decided to make this remnant clutch. Use that fabric you've stashed away promising yourself that one day it would come to good use! Today is the day.
1. Cut out four pieces of fabric all the same size - 2 for outer clutch, 2 for inner clutch. Make sure the width is relative to your zipper and the length is dependent upon taste. I personally wanted a much longer clutch. It holds a lot!
2. Now take one side of your zipper and pin the outer and inner fabrics to it -making it like a zipper sandwich. Do the same for the other side of the zipper with the remaining inner and outer fabrics and sew one side at a time.
3. Pin the right sides of your clutch together all the way around, LEAVING your zipper halfway zipped AND leaving about a two inch gap at the bottom of your inner fabric (this will be to turn it inside out).
4. Sew your clutch all the way around, turn inside out, NOW sew up your two inch gap from the inner fabric. Stuff the inner fabric into the outer fabric. I added a little leather to the end of my zipper just for an extra touch.
Since I've made this clutch I use it all the time. I can fit my phone, wallet, toy camera and a few other goodies in there as well. If you have trouble creating this clutch because at one point I had a "huh?" moment, watch this video...it is super helpful. 

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  1. that fabric is so cute. i saw one similar on some cushions at a cafe and i was in awe of it.

  2. i like the lining too! it's nice when things have pretty insides too. great little project!

  3. That clutch turned out so cute!

    xo Jennifer