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Made an adorable Chinese take-out box inspired clutch bag!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1119 projects »
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  • How to make a clutch. Take Out Box Clutch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Design your own templates on paper or print mine out above.

  • How to make a clutch. Take Out Box Clutch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use the paper templates to cut out all of the pieces from the plastic sheet.

  • How to make a clutch. Take Out Box Clutch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Join together all the plastic pieces with duct tape. Start by taping the side flaps on top of the sides and the front and back flaps onto the front and back pieces. Then tape the sides to the front and back pieces.

  • How to make a clutch. Take Out Box Clutch - Step 4
    Step 4

    Finally, tape the base to the bottom of the front piece.

  • How to make a clutch. Take Out Box Clutch - Step 5
    Step 5

    When you're done, you should be able to fold the box up into the right shape. Mark the area where the flap on the top meets the piece underneath.

  • How to make a clutch. Take Out Box Clutch - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut a slit here wide enough for the flap.

  • How to make a clutch. Take Out Box Clutch - Step 7
    Step 7

    Lay your fabric flat, with the wrong side facing up and lay your plastic template on top.

  • How to make a clutch. Take Out Box Clutch - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut around the plastic template, leaving a 1/2" seam allowance and tape the edges tightly over the plastic.

  • How to make a clutch. Take Out Box Clutch - Step 9
    Step 9

    Remember to cut the hole for the tab.

  • How to make a clutch. Take Out Box Clutch - Step 10
    Step 10

    When the outside of the bag is covered, fold back up and tape the inside with duct tape to hold the shape.

  • How to make a clutch. Take Out Box Clutch - Step 11
    Step 11

    Pierce a hole in either side and slip through a clasp for the strap.

  • How to make a clutch. Take Out Box Clutch - Step 12
    Step 12

    Trace around your templates onto felt.

  • How to make a clutch. Take Out Box Clutch - Step 13
    Step 13

    Glue the felt lining inside the bag.

  • How to make a clutch. Take Out Box Clutch - Step 14
    Step 14

    Sew an oriental style button closure to the top of the bag. I found mine on the top I cut out for the fabric.

  • How to make a clutch. Take Out Box Clutch - Step 15
    Step 15

    Finally attach a bag strap and you're done!

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Helen D.
Helen D.
This looks absolutely amazing, better than some purses!
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