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Snake skin printed leather clutch #diy #leather #clutch #seamstress #sewinggoddess #picoftheday #madeforme picstitch (at **The Hideout**)

I visited the Tandy Leather Factory last weekend to see what options were available to create a variety of clutch bags.  The place was quite lovely and the representative there “Prince” was extremely helpful.  He explained what leathers could be dyed and which could not.  He showed me the different dyes, glues, and finished and provided a huge variety of sale leathers.  The result is this fold over clutch in printed snake skin leather.  Its a great weight so I did not need much stabilizer, the result is a stabilizer, a heavier weight cotton, and the leather — love love love!

I am falling in love with the idea of creating things with leather.  I found this piece of leather at G Street Fabrics in Rockville, Maryland. They are having a fabulous sale right now that can’t be passed up! In fact I am eyeing a Bernina machine that is on sale as well.. anyway I needed a good size Black leather clutch for a long time and to see this piece of patent embossed piece — was a must have.  It was a really large piece in which I utilized a great space of it, I lined it with a cotton/silk lining and interfaced the lining versus the actual piece of leather.  Although I did do a test piece of leather and I fused the interfacing to the leather, I thought it would be better to do the first option.

Stitching this required longer stitch lengths, and a walking foot.  I used Gutterman’s polyester thread and a regular all-purpose needle.

I measured the size I wanted onto pattern paper, then transferred to to the leather, the interfacing, then the lining.  I also cut a square lining pocket for the inside just to give it a more “professional look.”

I then measured the front 10” from the bottom and marked it with chalk, I stitched down that line. Then measured and marked another 10” to the back section and stitched down that line. The rest of 5” is the flap.  I then stitched up each side 5/8, tacked each end.  Then stitched around the flap, trimmed close to the edge of the stitching.  I then cut a 1” strip the length of the flap folded it over and stitched across the edge just for decoration purposes.

I used fray check around all the edges just so the little lining threads do not fray.  I will be looking for some other kind leather edge sealer to put on the sides.

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