Denim Coloured Leather Clutch Maybe

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The size is great. Medium size clutch and great for casual needs. I need to make the handles, and don't have enough straight pieces of leather - so I might make them in black leather or even suede -eek - that is hard to sew!!!! I had to face the suede to the leather and match the edges due to the top edge of the bag. It needs to be trimmed when I make the handles. Maybe I'll add some hardware somewhere. Now I've added the handles and a big leather needle makes all the difference to sewing leather - in the machine. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just try it. My next leather bag will be better as I have now a supply of leather thread and needles for my machine - it is difficult when you are in the country!

What you will need

  • Thick denim coloured leather
  • leather needle and thicker thread
  • metal zip
  • black suede lining
  • fabric pocket

Q&A with Pohutukawa

Pat Mitchell asked:
Your bag is a wonderful color. It is really well made. I always feel better when I find a way to make something work instead of giving up.
Pohutukawa answered:
Me too! It is a really nice weight leather.
Don Morin asked:
Loved how you made it your own. Good work!
Pohutukawa answered:
Thanks Don, I'm inspired to make more!
Beaverhead asked:
Love the denim color, really nice. Congrats!
Pohutukawa answered:
TanjaH asked:
Great job! The denim look makes a perfect weekend bag.
Pohutukawa answered:
Thanks, I really like this leather.

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