leather + canvas foldover clutch

Since I'll be traveling a lot this fall (Salt Lake City, Austin, New York and DC are on the list!),  I wanted to make myself a cute clutch for nights out on the town. Inspired by the tutorials I've seen floating around blogs, I decided to make myself a foldover clutch with a metal zipper using a combination of these two tutorials.

Thanks to an afternoon sewing session with a friend, I managed to start and finish the clutch in a day. I used black and white fabric from Ikea (look familiar?) and leather from another friend for the outside of the clutch.

And for the inside, I used a print from Erin McMorris's Summersault line, which I picked up from Sew Mama Sew! last year.

For someone with no zipper experience, this was an easy project with super polished results. I can't wait to use it during my travels!

P.S. We're almost halfway to our fundraising goal for the Walk to End Alzheimer's in October, and I'm sending handmade cross-stitch buttons to everyone that donates! Details here. 


  1. In LOVE with this clutch! Really wishing I had my mothers sewing skills now. The black & white print against the brown leather is perfect!

  2. This clutch is absolutely stunning Caitlin!!! I wanted to pin it, but wasn't sure how you felt about that after reading your photo disclaimer on the side. Either way, I adore it and wanted to let you know!

    It was a pleasure meeting you this past weekend at Sewing Summit and being able to have a few meals with you during the event. I love making new friends who share the same passion for creating.

    Hope you are having a great day!

  3. I love that clutch so much! It was so great meeting you at Quilt Market.


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