I think this may be the inspiration I have been seeking! I am going to try one in fabric first, then maybe I will make one with my leftover leather. Tell me what you think!
Courtesy: Threads Magazine
“High Octane Clutch”
Check out my latest quick-to-make project for Threads magazine and create a clutch with clean lines and a contrast zipper like a racing stripe across the body. Available options include detachable wrist or shoulder straps, and an interior divider. You can take this streamlined concept and make it travel with interesting zippers, hardware, and eye-catching textured fabrics or faux leathers. It’s a great stash-buster project, because you can use fusible interfacing to change the fabric’s hand and weight and make a wide variety of textiles work for this accessory.
The construction is speedy for a few reasons. The bag exterior and lining are each single, folded pieces. The layers are sewn as one unit and finished later, to halve the number of bag elements you make and handle. The finished bags have folds at top and bottom, curved side seams, and 1/2-inch wide seam…
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