You have heard me mention over and over our trip to the Virgin Islands. I did a bunch of sewing for it! It is so fun to be able search Pinterest, compile a wish list, and make it happen. That is the beauty of sewing! I don’t have to worry about something I love being $500.00. That would be just a smidgen out of my price range ;).
One of the things I wanted for the trip was a clutch/wallet. The need to make this came more from the scarcity of exactly what I wanted. I wanted something that was small, but not too small. I wanted it to be kind of like a wallet, but also kind of like a clutch. I wanted to be able to be hands free if I wanted, oh and I wanted it to be out of leather. Leather smells so good FYI!
After planning on how I wanted it to function I designed it. I wanted something simple but cute. The color blocking, handle, and tassel did just that. On this inside, I wanted pockets for my phone and passport, along with card slots, a pocket for money, and a zipper pouch for change. I wanted to be able to not take my wallet or purse. I wanted something I could take to dinner without being too small, while not being too big to slide into a personal item for the plane. I can say now that this is all sewn up, it is exactly what I was wanting!
The clutch includes:
-One zipper pouch
-One long pocket for money/checkbook
-Two smaller pockets for a phone, passport, etc
-8 Card slots
-One wrist strap
It turned out just the way I wanted it and I know I will be using it lots!!
-Self made pattern
-Cost: I used things I already had on hand so I am not sure exactly. I am going to say no more than $30.00. I paid $40.00 for the purple leather and made moccasins and boots out of it, plus I have more left over. The grey leather is left over from scraps from making baby moccasins. $1.00 for each zipper, and I have no clue how much I spent on the interior fabric. I had it left over from wallet making. For a comparable clutch on Etsy you are going to spend around $70 and not get all the interior features and customizations that I added in mine.
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