D.I.Y TRIANGLE CLUTCH

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWholly inspired by a clutch from Asya Malbershtein. I really love it and since it looks D.I.Y-able, so why not? Have always wanted to make a white clutch to pair with my outfits and chancing upon this just makes it the perfect project. Couldn’t be happier with the outcome and fret not cause you’ll be spotting them pretty often now.

You'll need: PU Leather, 10" Zipper, Scissors, Fabric Chalk, Paperclips, Ruler, Thread & Needle.

You’ll need: PU Leather, 10″ Zipper, Scissors, Fabric Chalk, Paperclips, Ruler, Thread & Needle.

1. Cut out a square measuring 40x40cm. Do not throw away the excess PU leather!

1. Cut out a square measuring 40x40cm. Do not throw away the excess PU leather!

2. Fold the PU leather into half using paper clips to hold the folded part i.e. middle line and sew the edges together.

2. Fold the PU leather into half using paper clips to hold the folded part i.e. middle line and sew the edges together.

3. Using the excess PU leather, cut out a piece of desirable length for the 'handle'. Sew the raw hems, both top and bottom, as shown.

3. Using the excess PU leather, cut out a piece of desirable length for the ‘handle’. Sew the raw hems, both top and bottom, as shown.

4. Leather side facing up: sew the 'handle' on with stitches on the left and right. Keep the middle part stitch-free!

4. Leather side facing up: sew the ‘handle’ on with stitches on the left and right. Keep the middle part stitch-free!

5. Fabric side facing up: sew one end of the clutch securing the PU leather with a paper clip.

5. Fabric side facing up: sew one end of the clutch securing the PU leather with a paper clip.

6. Leather side facing up: sew on the zip.

6. Leather side facing up: sew on the zip.

7. (Optional) Using the leftover PU leather, cut out a small piece and sew it onto the end of the zip.

7. (Optional) Using the leftover PU leather, cut out a small piece and sew it onto the end of the zip.

The final look.

The final look.

This D.I.Y took me a whole afternoon as I hand stitched every single bit of it. It was also my first time sewing on a zip and I must say it’s tiring. Practice makes perfect hopefully! For those who don’t fancy the ‘handle’, feel free to skip Step3&4 and head on to Step5 straight. Always remember that both ends have to be stitched diagonally against each other to obtain the triangle look. I used a 10″ zip for the clutch; 8″ would have been perfect but the place I went to didn’t have them which explains the excess zip dangling out. Also, instead of going for the classic gold/ silver zipper, I went for plastic molded ones for a more sporty vibe. These are all the small things that you can play around with to make it more personalised!

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