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The Dainty Leather Clutch

Updated September 12, 2018
The Dainty Leather Clutch
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If you love leather as much as I do, The Dainty Leather Clutch is the project for you. Working with leather can be challenging but with this easy free purse pattern you can create a super cute clutch, great for a night out.

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Leave a comment...specifically looking for a double zip wristlet pattern that isn't too big. Maybe like vera bradley style or donn sharp!!

I like it...I think it would look nice in an "Envelope" style also.

Where do you buy leather for these projects?

It depends where you are located. In the Seattle area, Pacific Fabrics stores sometimes have bins with leather for sale in the upholstery section. It will be near the upholstery fabrics - you could look in that section in any fabric store, but I have only seen it at Pacific Fabrics. You might try Tandy Leather online (www.tandyleatherfactory.com/) if you don't mind shopping online. For small amounts of leather you might even try a local thrift store and look for torn-up purses or clothing made from leather that you can repurpose for your projects. Make sure the material is not too worn, though. Good luck in your search.

Tandy Leather is also a good place to look. They have all kinds & remnants that are usually less expensive - lightweight, heavy-duty, almost anything you can imagine.

I would have to try to embroidery a design to dress the purse up some. I might would even do a embroidery button cover. The button is too big and the purse is too plain.

I would put a square handle on it in the shade of black and change the button to black.

I would change the colors to fall colors like beige and then the scallops in rust. Make a leather flower instead of the button and a matching leather flower for a hair decoratiion on a clip.

Omit scallop and large button. Add a button loop from wrong side of flap so button can be on lower part of purse. Then do a cross stitch, feather stitch, flower and leaf vine stitch or some other decorative embroidery stitch around curved edge of flap & side and bottom edges of purse in a contrast color such as black. Black"jet" or black AB seed or size "E" beads could also be added into embroider to add a little sparkle/bling. A bead cluster could be made for the same beads to use as the "button" for the flap closure to tie overall look back to the embroidery.

I would weave strips of leather and put on the front flap. Or how about weaving coordinating colors of ribbon to put on the font flap. Betty D

I would use a piping around the edge of the flap instead of the scalloped edge, would be more sleek looking I think. Also, smaller button as previously suggested - maybe add a wrist strip. I also love using leather scraps and might add the scraps to make a collage on the flap, or maybe the body of the purse just to add some other colors.

THE purse is cute. BUT I would change the BIG BUTTON for a SMALL pearl button or a diamond button. And change around the flap to little string s of pearl or strings of diamonds not real of course. But if it is a little day purse I would leave it plain but for a small little button or flower. Thanks for letting me put my 2 cents in. Carolyn G of LANCASTER,CA

My suggestion would be to add a wrist strap to one corner that could be placed inside the purse when not is use. rita anderson

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