Designing a Vinyl Clutch

comments (4) January 27th, 2010     

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Pieces of vinyl billboards and wall decals come together to create an unforgettably hip clutch.
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Pieces of vinyl billboards and wall decals come together to create an unforgettably hip clutch.

Pieces of vinyl billboards and wall decals come together to create an unforgettably hip clutch.

Photo: Sloan Howard

5. Close the sides.
With wrong sides together, align one side piece with the back edge of the clutch, and sew. Align the free edge of the side piece with the front edge of the clutch, and sew. Repeat on the other side. Note: You won’t be able to sew all the way into the bottom fold.




6. Reinforce the corners.
Sew two inches in from the edges where you just attached the sides to close the bottom corners of the clutch.




7. Finishing touches.
Attach the hook-and-loop tape to the center front of the bag and inside the flap to match. Then fold the front flap over, and apply the wall decals. Topstitch designs onto the front of the clutch if desired.

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Comments (4)

RedJar writes: This is a very creative project. Thanks for posting instructions. I can't wait to make one myself.
Posted: 9:22 pm on January 14th
sassysewer writes: I didn't have any trouble following the directions, especially with the pictures. I like the size of the clutch and especially like the re-use of the vinyl. Maybe you could also use an old vinyl raincoat, or a heavy duty vinyl tablecloth for this project. If you enlarged the design to be large enough to hold documents, this could also be a nice portfolio - maybe using vinyl wallpaper, which would be more lightweigh - that stuff's indestructible, it seems.
Posted: 12:50 pm on February 26th
tracy writes: I think I'd line this and sew the pocket on the inside to the lining so that the stitching won't show on the outside of the purse. Also, not quite sure what the author means by the "border." Are these the edges of the purse? Also, the author didn't really explain which direction to fold the purse when she said to fold it into thirds. It's probably obvious, but the instructions could be more complete with this information.

I can't believe this is from one of the Craft Stylist publications. The instructions aren't very complete. A beginner might have a hard time reasoning out how to make this clutch.

~Tracy
Posted: 7:43 pm on January 27th
LisaHandmadeEvo writes: Great clutch! And thanks for the tip on finding vinyl to reuse... I don't have any handy :)
Posted: 6:32 pm on January 27th
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