Sunday, 12 January 2014

DIY: Canvas clutch bag

So, a bit of a different post today: a tutorial (or something of the sort) on how to do a very easy canvas clutch bag...

1- you will need a canvas material to make the outer part of the clutch and a softer fabric to make the lining. Both parts should be the same measurements: 60 cm by 30cm.
2. Take the canvas fabric and turn it inside out (the side you want to have in the outer part of the clutch should be inside. Secure the sides with pins leaving the folded part of the fabric as the bottom of the bag.
3. With a secure stitch sew the sides of the bag and then turn it inside out and do the same with the lining fabric, consider that if your lining has a print that should be on the inner part and therefore you should sew it with the print in the inside.

4. Turn the canvas inside out leaving the stitched part in the inside and put the lining inside the bag.
5. fold the edge where the zipper should be leaving the rim of the lining inside the folded part and then secure the zipper on top of the folded part with pins.

6. Once you sew the zipper, hide the tops of it in the inside part of the clutch.
7. Fold the top third of the bag over the rest of it so it will stay down when you grab it.
8. If you would like, you can add a paint detail (either a rim or, for example, your initials).

You can also use a leather material or any sort of fabric you would like.

Hope you liked it!



  1. Amazing DIY!! Love the end result.
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  2. Oh what a great DIY! This could even double as a makeup bag when traveling! Great idea!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  3. Brilliant! Once I made DIY trousers for myself - they were a bit weird, but I wore them. Your work is better!

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  5. Oh wow, a really nice idea to craete your own bag :) Thanks for sharing!

  6. This is so amazing! I would never be able to to this!


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  8. such a lovely DIY.
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  9. This is such a fantastic idea! I love it! And you've explained it in such a great way, so thank you, was a pleasure to read :)

  10. Omgosh you make it seem so easy to do!! THANK YOU!! <3

  11. so cute! awesome diy! :) And i love your blog! and can't wait to read more! I also followed you on GFC!

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  12. Very nice idea, like it a lot!!!
    The result its very original :)
    Kisses doll

  13. This is so gorgeous! What a lovely DIY! The bag looks amazing, really love the hearts print.
    Thank you very much for visiting my blog! Have a lovely day!

    Sofie x
    Little green Sofie

  14. This is a great tutorial and the bag would look great in leather!
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

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  16. Such a cool tutorial, oh my word! Thanks for sharing it! :)
    Love, Lea <3

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  17. Wow you are so talented. I love your choice of fabric for the lining! Xx x

  18. So cute <3

    Vanessa Ribeiro