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Handmade Purse
This is my first attempt in making a leather purse, well I think the one I used is rather a faux leather. I made this purse with scrap faux leather I had in stock for a long time but didn't know what to make with it. With little golden design and a pearl bead for the closure, the purse looks quite nice.

Posted by Muhaiminah Faiz from Sylhet, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh • Published See Muhaiminah Faiz's 192 projects »
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  • How to make a leather clutch. Diy Simple Leather Purse - Step 1
    Step 1

    You have to cut out 2 pieces out of the leather. A large piece for the main pattern of the purse, which includes the front, back and the flap of the purse. I used 8 X 11 inches for the main part.

  • How to make a leather clutch. Diy Simple Leather Purse - Step 2
    Step 2

    A smaller piece, to add an extra layer on the inside of the purse. I had to cut 4 X 8 inches for the smaller part (extra layer). You have to fold the main part to create the front, back and the flap of the purse. Front- 3 inches, Back- 4 inches, Flap- 3 inches (I had to cut an inch of the flap to create an arch shape.

  • How to make a leather clutch. Diy Simple Leather Purse - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place the large piece on a flat surface. Take the small piece and place it under the large piece as shown in the picture. The small piece is 4 inches and the front of the purse would be 3 inches, so there will be an inch gap between these two layers.

  • How to make a leather clutch. Diy Simple Leather Purse - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now, sew along the center line and the bottom of the small piece to attach it with the large piece.

  • How to make a leather clutch. Diy Simple Leather Purse - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold the front side of the purse up to create the flap.

  • How to make a leather clutch. Diy Simple Leather Purse - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now measure what shape you want for the flap, or you can cut the flap into an arch shape like I did.

  • How to make a leather clutch. Diy Simple Leather Purse - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use the awl to punch holes on both sides of the purse. It's better to use a ruler to measure the holes while punching. I didn't use a ruler so the holes I punched didn't turn out good.

  • How to make a leather clutch. Diy Simple Leather Purse - Step 8
    Step 8

    Use waxed or thick thread and a big needle to stitch the sides, I did flat blanket stitches.

  • How to make a leather clutch. Diy Simple Leather Purse - Step 9
    Step 9

    I also stitched the side of the flap.

  • How to make a leather clutch. Diy Simple Leather Purse - Step 10
    Step 10

    Cut out a long strip of leather, it should be long enough to wrap the purse once. I had to cut out 10 inches long strip. Take a 3-4 pieces of thick thread and attach them with the leather strip using a tapestry needle. Thread a large pearl bead into the threads and tie a knot at the end of the bead so that it doesn't come out.

  • How to make a leather clutch. Diy Simple Leather Purse - Step 11
    Step 11

    Stitch the leather strip with the flap. Wrap the purse with the leather strip and insert the bead through the part of the strip below the flap.

  • How to make a leather clutch. Diy Simple Leather Purse - Step 12
    Step 12

    The purse was complete but it looked so simple, so I thought of adding a little gold paint. Use fabric paint and a small paint brush to create patterns o the flap of the purse, allow the paint to dry. And done!

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