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My second pleather clutch

Added Nov 23, 2009

by susanne2011

Perth, Australia






Clutch I made out of synthetic leather (‘pleather’ I have been told). I first took two rectangle and cut thin strips out of them without completely cutting through to the ends and then weaved the two panels into each other, ending up with a rectangle of weaved pleather (does that make sense). I turned that into a clutch using a chunky zipper and I lined the bag with a shiny black fabric I still had lying in my fabric stash. There is an additional pocket with zipper on the inside. Easy peasy…

I posted a tutorial on how to make this clutch at: http://iloapp.susannedenboer.com/blog/susiesews?Home&post=1

Material Notes

Pleather and an episode of Mad Men when weaving the strips together…



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Garment Type
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    Jan 26, 2013, 01.00 PMby frularsson

    What a nice handbag, I´ll try to do my own version of it :)

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    Mar 5, 2010, 07.41 PMby musefreak

    i love it- and thanks for the tutorial on your blog, it’s bookmarked now :)

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    Feb 11, 2010, 06.29 PMby gil-de-bessa

    I liked so much, it’s beaultifull, is a hard work, isn’t? Congratulations…

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    Jan 26, 2010, 08.01 PMby Najdiz Gore

    This looks so good Susanne! I want to make one my self now :)

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    Dec 9, 2009, 04.39 PMby felicityfarce

    wow, that’s really really cool!!!

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    Nov 30, 2009, 08.33 PMby marijaj

    I like this! fantastic idea :))

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    Nov 24, 2009, 06.34 PMby susanne2011

    Yes, when I have time, I will try to make a tutorial (first have to go to a conference in England and then another work-related trip to the Netherlands). But is is really not that difficult to make, just takes some time…. Thanks for the lovely comments!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 05.35 PMby sewclairey

    This looks so expensive, and very neatly made! A tutorial would be fantastic……

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    Nov 24, 2009, 05.34 PMby dschudie

    cool! thats a fantastic idea. i ve got some “pleather” :-) in my stash, too. maybe i will do a xl bag with this technique! thanks for inspiration!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 09.49 AMby susisonne

    Great idea – and so neatly done!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 03.51 AMby harmony758

    This is fantastic! I love it!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 01.27 AMby liaspace

    that’s a wonderful idea and turned out fantastic :)

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    Nov 23, 2009, 11.49 PMby ichigogirl

    Looks grrreat!

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