color blocked clutch {a tutorial}

Hey y’all!  This is Alida from Alida Makes, here to give you your bi-monthly dose of Pinspiration!  I pinned this lovely color-blocked clutch forever ago and have been waiting patiently for the leather at Joanns to go on sale.  Finally it did, and I was able to do this entire project for $6!  Here’s how:
*Pro Tip!  Leather can be hard to pin, clothespins are a nice alternative!


*Pro Tip!  When you topstitch the pink triangles onto the body of your bag start at the tip and work your way out to the corners.  This will prevent shifting.


 Turn it through the hole and stuff the lining into the purse.  Then topstitch around the outside, and also 1/4″ in.

 Then stare at your beautiful creation!

Thank you for having me!  Please stop by Alida Makes for many more tutorials!

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    This is so wonderful! I love the colors, the leather, the instructions–everything! Can’t wait to make one myself!

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    I am afraid to work with leather but I am in love with this clutch! I *might* just try it! thanks for the instructions.

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    Love the colors! Great job~

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  1. […] Alida from Alida Makes shares a tutorial over at Love Stitched showing how she made a color blocked faux leather clutch purse.  The project was inspired by a purse she saw on Pinterest.  She got the faux leather on sale, so the entire project cost her only $6 to make.  Get the tute. […]

  2. […] Next we’ll show you how to make a colorblock leather clutch. Decide on a pattern and cut pieces of leather which you then sew together to form the clutch. Then add the lining and sew it all around. Topstitch around the outside and that’s all.{found on lovestitched}. […]

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