Thursday, May 5, 2011

Super Cute Handmade Clutch for Mom (and for you... and for your friends... and...)

I think the girls at The DIY Dish are adorable and their latest handmade clutch handbag project is just perfect for Mother's Day gifting (and birthday gifting! and just because gifting!) You don't have to be too handy with a sewing machine to make these clutches--and, in my opinion, you could even forgo the machine all together in favor of hand stitching these cute little clutches.

All you need are:

  • Two different 9"x12" pieces of fabric
  • One 9"x12" piece of fusible interfacing
  • 1/7" of ribbon or elastic and a button (for clutch closure)
  • Optional embellishment items (lace, flowers, etc.) 
Once you've gathered up these materials, pop on over to DIY Dish for their easy video instructions. Try not to be too flustered by their description of how to use their super-fancy sewing machine/embroiderer  (I was at first!). All you need to worry about is what to stitch and where to stitch it.

I hope you'll post links to pictures of your own handmade clutches in the comments below. I'll definitely be back to post my creations once I free my sewing machine from its packing box (how slow-going at unpacking can I be??)

Happy sewing!


  1. Happy Social Parade Friday! I am your newest follower, hope you could visit mine and follow as well, tnx!

  2. Your blog looks so cute! Gonna look around a bit!

    I hopped over from the social parade, and I'm following ya now--would love a follow back!