This wristlet clutch is so easy you can sew it by hand in an afternoon - and with a sewing machine, it should take less than an hour.

It's a great beginner's sewing project and a fantastic way to use up scrap fabric! And it's the perfect size for all the necessities - chapstick, cellphone, bank cards, cash... it can all fit in there!

I've also got some of these listed in my etsy store if you'd like to go that route: making jiggy by jessyratfink

Step 1: What you'll need:

  • 2 - 6.5 x 8.5 in pieces of cotton fabric for lining
  • 2 - 6.5 x 8.5 in pieces of cotton fabric for outside
  • 1 - 2 x 14-16 in piece for strap
  • 1 button (I like the ones you can cover yourself!)
  • 1 small piece of ric rac, tshirt fabric, or elastic for closure, less than 5 inches long.
  • pins
  • scissors
  • needle and thread OR sewing machine
It works best if the fabric going on the outside of your clutch is a thicker cotton - home decor fabric works great here. The lining can be any cotton you want.

The length of your strap depends on how big you'd like it - I like mine to be longer so that I can wear the clutch higher up on my arm, in the crook of my elbow, with lots of extra room.

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<p>Thanks for sharing. I made it this afternoon! </p>
really enjoyed the process. what a appropriate and great project for beginner sewer. Thanks so much!!!
Here is mine! I used a new Paris patterned fabric that I got recently-Great instructable! :) And thanks so much!!
I just made two yesterday and they turned out super cute! Here's a pic of one.
made one yesterday- so easy and SO cute.
I love your instructable! I think there might be a slight mistake. Where you put the 2 sewn cotton pieces- the fabric and lining- should be put together with right sides facing each other. BTW this is a great instructable, I am hoping to make one of these.!
Oh, you are right! At least I photographed it the right way. ;)<br><br>I'll change it right now! Thank you. :D
Very cute! Thanks for sharing!
cute fabric, and nice photography!
Very good project, I love how straightforward it is! Makes me think I could almost make one myself, if I had any sort of sewing skills.
I can teach you, you know. :D
That would be awesome then ;)
Exactly what raviolikid said! :0)
Ha, thank you!
Good, clear directions! And, I like the fact that you showed hand sewing! Sometimes, low-tech is just the way to go!
Thank you! And I agree. It's therapeutic. :D

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