Clutch from Denim Scraps

Clutch from Denim Scraps

Have an extra pair of jeans that needs to be up-cycled? Follow tailor Thao Huynh, from 7th Bone Tailoring as she creates a quick and easy clutch purse from denim scraps and leather. If you do not have leather available, feel free to use any thick fabric as the lining. Horsehair is added to create stability to this stylish clutch.

Materials to Create a Clutch from Denim Scraps

  • Denim scraps
    • 40″ x 10 1/2″ each
    • Can be pieced together for “patch” look
  • Horsehair interfacing
    • 40″ x 10 1/2″ each
  • Leather
    • 40″ x 10 1/2″ each
    • Can be pieced together for “patch” look
  • 2 buttons
    • Choose size based on your design preference
  • String
    • 24″, cut to style preference when done
  • Chalk
  • Paper & pencil for pattern
  • Ruler
  • Pins
  • Leather needles
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Mettler polyester thread
    • Matching thread color
  • BERNINA sewing machine, we sew on a BERNINA 350 PE

Clutch from Denim Scraps

Thao will walk you through how to draft a quick pattern based on a parallelogram shape. Her quick and easy construction methods will get you through this project in fewer than 30 minuets. Customize your clutch further by adding pockets and changing out the fabric choices.

Please leave comments and let us know what fabrics you used to customize your up-cycled clutch!

Materials to sew the denim clutch

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to Complete: Evening
Used Material: button, denim, hand sewing needle, horsehair, leather, Mettler polyester thread, needle, paper, pen, pins, ruler, scissors
Projects: bag, clutch, fashion, purses
Seasons: spring, summer
Techniques: sewing

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