I recently bought 4 pieces of leather from Fabworks in Dewsbury
(West Yorkshire) for £10. Tonight, after much googling, I found a tutorial
on favecrafts to make a leather clutch bag.
The instructions were really simple, and I’d made it around an hour. For the lining I used some fabric from my stash which will one day be a frock. So now I have a matching bag for a dress which is not yet in my wardrobe!
I was able to use my new roller foot which my lovely sister bought me for my birthday.
Here it is in action, and a few more action shots as I worked my way through the tutorial:
I cut out the leather then used it as a template to cut out the lining – remembering to have wrong sides together.
I used stationary clips to hold the fabric together.
Here is the bag before the sides were stitched (above)
The instructions for sewing the sides together seemed hard to follow when I initially read them through, but once I started it all fell into place.
Hope you enjoyed reading this, and if you’re wondering whether to have a go at working with leather, it’s not as difficult as you might think. Don’t think I’m quite ready to tackle an item of clothing yet, but after a few more bags you never know!!
PS Did you know roller feet can be used to sew jersey!?!?! I sew so much jersey and never knew until I read it on the back of the packet.