Monday, March 3, 2014

Fold Over Clutch

Fold Over Clutch |
Saturday morning, I felt an urge to sew. Now, it has been some time since I've sewn something for fun. I've sewed a few samples for my day job here and there...but, I've not made anything for myself since ... I'm embarrassed to admit this, before college. YIKES! I long, right? I used to make clothes for myself all the time. Then, I got a degree in apparel production, got a job in the industry, and well....the joy of sewing sort of vanished. I was worried that would happen. It did. When your spend all day designing and talking about apparel, construction, notions, fabrics, etc. It kind of takes the relaxing part out of the hobby, you know?

I didn't take step by step photos of this process I mentioned....I felt an urge to sew for fun. Instead of trying to give you a detailed description of how I made it...or drawing you technical illustrations. (which I do both for my day job) I am going to spread a little love an leave you with a couple of  great tutorials on how to make your own! I hope you enjoy! -Ruth-
Fold Over Clutch | www.isntthatsew.comFold Over Clutch |
Simple Fold Over Clutch DIY
This tutorial is super simple to follow and has excellent photographs!

Leather Fold Over Clutch
This tutorial uses leather and a metal zipper, awesome!

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At March 4, 2014 at 8:25 PM , Anonymous Emma Kate said...

When I first saw this on your instagram I fell in love with it! It's just the perfect little clutch and I love the touch of suede on the bottom. I wish I could sew something like this- I'm not sure I have the skills.

P.s. I nominated you for a Sunshine Award!

At March 5, 2014 at 2:58 AM , Anonymous Charlotte said...

It looks lovely. Loving the colours and textures. Glad to hear you had fun sewing!

At March 5, 2014 at 6:54 AM , Anonymous RuthLoiacano said...

Thanks Charlotte! It is all upcycled materials that I've had stashed away for years! That blue linen was once a dress I draped for class during my sophomore year!

At March 5, 2014 at 6:55 AM , Anonymous RuthLoiacano said...

Thanks Emma! And, you can sew it! It's not too hard, it's a bunch of straight lines, that's all! I read your post this morning! Thanks for the tag...I will be heading off to Arizona and will get onto it once we arrive home!

At March 5, 2014 at 3:11 PM , Anonymous Erika Lee Sears said...

what a cute bag! its crazy how if you do it professional it takes out the fun but I think the fun does happen again it just takes time and being open to it.

At March 5, 2014 at 8:45 PM , Anonymous Liz said...

You did a fantastic job! I love the colors and pattern you chose. :)

At March 6, 2014 at 6:51 AM , Anonymous RuthLoiacano said...

Thanks Erika! I most definitely enjoyed myself making this simple clutch, and if felt really good to be making something with fabric. Maybe next time I will be inspired to make some clothes!

At March 6, 2014 at 6:54 AM , Anonymous RuthLoiacano said...

Thanks Liz !!! The fabrics are all recycled materials! The blue linen was once a dress I made in college, the leather was a leather skirt I purchased from the local thrift shop, and the lining was once an apron top I made in my hippie days! Ha!

At March 9, 2014 at 10:21 AM , Anonymous Alli Maxwell said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. I love that floral pattern on the inside.

At January 15, 2015 at 8:33 AM , Anonymous Lisa M said...

I just discovered your fold-over clutch pattern and had a 'eureka' moment. I've had my mom's red suede jacket, that doesn't fit me, for decades (It's about 60 years old), but could never bear to part with it. It's going to become a clutch! Thank you , thank you, thank you. I can't wait to get started. Yours looks wonderful.


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