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Cotton & Leather Clutch

Cotton & Leather Clutch

 cotton & leather clutch

Sometime back I pinned this gorgeous clutch from A Beautiful Mess. Inspiration struck this week, re the materials I could use. First up a fat quarter  I won quite a long time ago from Sarah Waterhouse. Sarah prints with eco prints on organic cotton, this particular design is Thunderbolt.

Cotton & Leather Clutch #DIY

For the first time ever I was successful at sewing leather, using a walking foot, going slowly with a long stitch. To avoid holes in the leather from pins I used my daughters hair clips for holding the fabric and leather together.


The second clutch I made with Amy Butler fabric, which I equally love. The instructions were easy to follow although the measurements did not quite seem to add up in comparison to the picture (ie proportion of fabric to leather). I followed the instructions re the zip, having never inserted a zip in this fashion I managed to install it initially upside down!  A seam ripper is a girls best friend:)


Following feedback re bags I know ladies love internal pockets with a zip closure so I added in an internal pocket in each.


Thanks for all those people who visited via Grow your Blog, which was great fun – frustratingly I was not methodical re visiting the 600 blogs and lost track of which I had visited! I am delighted to announce the winner for this gorgeous small bag (also Thunderbolt fabric!) Micupoftea I have sent you an e-mail:)

As usual I am popping by Handmade Harbour 🙂


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Tuesday 30th of May 2017

that is a pretty clutch! I have not tried sewing with leather or faux leather cos I am not sure if I can handle it.

Serena @ Sewgiving

Tuesday 18th of February 2014

Very cool clutches :) They would make a great gift!

Pillows A-La-Mode

Monday 17th of February 2014

Love it!!!

Esther F

Monday 17th of February 2014

These clutches are gorgeous! I must try to sew leather one of these days. Great job!!!


Monday 17th of February 2014

Hi Vicky! Wow- what a nice surprise! I'm excited to have been selected. The bags are really cute- love the fabric choices and zipper tops. Glad you had fun with the GYB event. I did too. :) Shawn


Monday 17th of February 2014

I put all the names in a bowl, and my daughter picked one out (I thought if I asked her to pick a number between 1 and 50 she would pick one in the middle which did not seem fair for first and last people to comment!)

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