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It's all about being stylish on a budget
Though I cut up an old purse for the faux leather, the material should also be available at your local fabric store. And wouldn't those dots look smashing in metallic paint??

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  • How to make a leather clutch. Anthro Inspired Polka Dot Clutch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Fuse interfacing to the back of the leather.

  • How to make a leather clutch. Anthro Inspired Polka Dot Clutch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using the pencil's eraser dipped in acrylic paint, polka dot the entire surface of the leather. Let dry.

  • How to make a leather clutch. Anthro Inspired Polka Dot Clutch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once the paint is dry, pin leather/interfacing and lining with right sides together.

  • How to make a leather clutch. Anthro Inspired Polka Dot Clutch - Step 4
    Step 4

    Stitch a 1/4" seam around three sides, leaving one short side open for turning. Trim sewn edges and snip corners.

  • How to make a leather clutch. Anthro Inspired Polka Dot Clutch - Step 5
    Step 5

    Turn right side out. Fold under raw edges on open side, pin, and hand stitch closed.

  • How to make a leather clutch. Anthro Inspired Polka Dot Clutch - Step 6
    Step 6

    With right sides together, fold up the bottom half and pin in place. Leave about three inches exposed at the top.

  • How to make a leather clutch. Anthro Inspired Polka Dot Clutch - Step 7
    Step 7

    Stitch down the edges to complete the pouch. Turn right side out.

  • How to make a leather clutch. Anthro Inspired Polka Dot Clutch - Step 8
    Step 8

    Though you could use any kind of clasp you wanted, I used the basic snaps I had on hand.

  • How to make a leather clutch. Anthro Inspired Polka Dot Clutch - Step 9
    Step 9

    Finish with decorative buttons (or leave plain) as you wish!

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ThatInkdChick
ThatInkdChick · Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, FR · 11 projects
Awesome clutch! It was exactly what I've been wanting to do for a while.
Quick question, how well did the acrylic paint hold??
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saltybkk
saltybkk · Bangkok, TH · 9 projects
This is cute !
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