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create a gorgeous needlepoint bag in minutes!
I absolutely love the look of needlepoint, the older the better! I’d been on the lookout for a vintage needlepoint bag for months but my usual thrifting Kismet seemed to have escaped me…luckily I discovered a gorgeous bit of Great Tante Uschi’s trash at the bottom of my stash & created this exquisite oversized clutch without spending a penny!

Here’s how to make your own in a flash:

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  • How to make a clutch. The (Instant) Needlepoint Clutch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Snag a vintage needlepoint table runner (mine measured 1m x 40cm)

  • How to make a clutch. The (Instant) Needlepoint Clutch - Step 2
    Step 2

    if necessary, mend any bits that might not have aged so well

  • How to make a clutch. The (Instant) Needlepoint Clutch - Step 3
    Step 3

    lay it face down on a flat surface

  • How to make a clutch. The (Instant) Needlepoint Clutch - Step 4
    Step 4

    fold one end about 3/4 up to the other, decide how long you’d like the top flap to be & mark

  • How to make a clutch. The (Instant) Needlepoint Clutch - Step 5
    Step 5

    open up the table runner then fold the long end halfway up to the top flap mark

  • How to make a clutch. The (Instant) Needlepoint Clutch - Step 6
    Step 6

    equally fold the remaining length under the first fold – you should now have a doubled-up end & a top flap

  • How to make a clutch. The (Instant) Needlepoint Clutch - Step 7
    Step 7

    pin the sides together & zip over to your machine

  • How to make a clutch. The (Instant) Needlepoint Clutch - Step 8
    Step 8

    stitch the sides together

  • How to make a clutch. The (Instant) Needlepoint Clutch - Step 9
    Step 9

    find a lovely coordinating button in your stash

  • How to make a clutch. The (Instant) Needlepoint Clutch - Step 10
    Step 10

    bust out the button-hole foot & put it to work on the top flap

  • How to make a clutch. The (Instant) Needlepoint Clutch - Step 11
    Step 11

    carefully slice through the fabric between the button-hole stitches

  • How to make a clutch. The (Instant) Needlepoint Clutch - Step 12
    Step 12

    stitch on your button

  • How to make a clutch. The (Instant) Needlepoint Clutch - Step 13
    Step 13

    and your done!

  • How to make a clutch. The (Instant) Needlepoint Clutch - Step 14
    Step 14

    & because the table runner was doubled up, the clutch has 2 awesome compartments inside!

  • How to make a clutch. The (Instant) Needlepoint Clutch - Step 15
    Step 15

    fancy schmancy, eh?

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