gold polka dot foldover clutch

18 Jun

i made this little purse for my sister for mother’s day…but i’m just getting around to blogging it now.  meh, happens sometimes.  come to think of it, i still need to blog E’s 6th birthday party too…May was super busy and June hasn’t been any slower so far!

gold polka dot foldover clutch

it’s a little foldover clutch i made using my own tutorial (which i had to refer back to a couple times, haha).  i made it out of a scrap of natural cotton duck from the portside duffle i made my brother-in-law for Christmas.  it’s nice and sturdy, i really like sewing with that stuff.  i got it in the outdoor fabric section at JoAnn.

gold polka dot foldover clutch

i painted gold polka dots on it to make it all fancy (using this paint – affiliate link).  the clutch, as you can see, is pretty small (that’s just a 7″ jeans zipper on it).  i like making “date night clutches” for mamas of little ones – things that can’t fit anything but a cell phone, lip gloss, and a wallet inside.  i mean i guess you could put a diaper and some wipes in there, but that’s not my intention.  i want her to use this for those rare occasions she gets a night out with her husband and doesn’t have to carry around anything else!

gold polka dot foldover clutch

the lining appears to have coordinated with E’s dress!  lucky!

gold polka dot foldover clutch

i made a zipper pull out of a little bit of leather.  go ahead and spring for a metal zipper if you make a clutch like this, it makes such a difference!

gold polka dot foldover clutch

inside, i put some gold washi tape and a few foldover elastic hair ties (you can buy them for $2 a pop at a boutique…or you can buy a bunch of FOE for $.70 a yard, cut 9” strips, and tie a knot in the end – your choice).

gold polka dot foldover clutch

fun little gift to give my sis!

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12 Responses to “gold polka dot foldover clutch”

  1. Stephanie June 18, 2014 at 6:11 am #

    Where do you find FOE. My joann only has a few choices.

  2. lisa g June 18, 2014 at 6:46 am #

    i am soooo glad you posted this today! i need a small clutch for an event i’m going to tomorrow and this will be perfect!

  3. Julie R. June 18, 2014 at 7:28 am #

    That is a beautiful clutch!

  4. Andrea June 18, 2014 at 7:59 am #

    Lucky me! Thanks, girl!

    • kristin June 18, 2014 at 9:08 am #

      you’re welcome, love you! :*

  5. Melissa Q. June 20, 2014 at 1:25 pm #

    That clutch is so adorable and yay to you for encouraging a little non-kid time!! You are a good sister. I love the FOE trick, awesome. This feels like a real summer post, in that subtle way. Pull your hair up! Go out for a night! I love how summer sneaks up on us in that lovely way.

  6. lucinda June 21, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    such a sweet gift for your sister:) And thanks for the FOE tip . . . the pattern ones you have are great!

  7. Lisa June 27, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    So cute! Love the bright lining

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