Ever since the fringe look hit the runways a few years ago, I’ve been hooked. I love all things 70’s. Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong generation, but alas, today is pretty awesome too. Regardless, today I’m going to show you how to make this awesome Oversize Fringe Clutch in under an hour.
For awhile now I have had this image of the perfect clutch in my head but haven’t been able to find one. So for this week’s tutorial, I thought I’d make one with you. This bag is roomy enough to fit everything you need (even a laptop and sketchbook) while still looking amazing. It takes only a few materials and can be sewn in less than an hour.
You Will Need:
- Basic Sewing Machine
- Black All-Purpose Thread
- Two Black Faux Leather Pieces – Cut to 20″ x 28″
- Black Sew-On Fringe
- Dressmaker Shears – These ones are my favorite and they are on sale right now!
How to Make A Large Fringe Clutch
First, lay the faux leather pieces on top of each other with the “right” sides together. That means, put the sides of the leather you want to show together. We will be flipping it inside out later.
Sew 3 sides together, making a large pocket.
Next, to help the corners lay nicely, clip the them like this. Be sure to avoid snipping the thread, or it will all come undone.
Flip your pocket inside out.
This is where you can start to play a little. Do you want your clutch to have a big flap? A little one? I like my front flap to be big enough to easily hang shut when I’m carrying it around. Fold your fabric in thirds to create the basic shape and sew the two sides together to create the basic clutch.
Now, we get to decorate! Add your fringe accents to the sides and along the top pocket to sew your original, large pocket shut.
I placed my fringe along the top edge to close the pocket, along both sides of the main body of the bag, and along the bottom, but you can choose what looks best for you. Sew in place and you my friend are done!
I love how spacious this bag is. It actually has more storage than most of my regular shoulder bags and adds so much to whatever I decide to wear it with. There is something about an oversize clutch that adds that extra something to elevate your overall look. Maybe it’s just that you don’t see them often, but I promise you will love it!