I've been seeing envelope clutches all over Pinterest lately and I've been brainstorming about how to make my own. I recently bought a good deal of leather from Tandy and got a bit of leather that looked like it would great for an envelope clutch. :D
This weekend I decided to draw up my own envelope clutch pattern and document how to make it - I've attached the pattern on step two for download.
If you've got everything on hand you should be able to make the clutch in about 15 minutes. :)
Step 1: What you'll need:
- an 18 x 22 piece of thin/medium leather or pleather
- scissors/x-acto knife
- rotary punch
- 7 mm screwback button stud
- pattern (found on next step)
If you want your envelope clutch to be reversible, make sure to choose a leather where you like both sides. One side of the piece I'm using is vinyl-y, the other is suede-y.
Also choose a leather than can fold easily on itself - if it's too thick, it'll be hard to work with.