Clutch Bag

Size: 42cm (l) (when opened) 37cm (w)

Characterized by large-sized realistic prints of mushrooms, CARAMEL-CRUNCH★Fabric is turned into a clutch bag. Pop and colorful fabric is decorated with leather and gold rivets, making this bag perfect for mature women. Yui Tamaki, a handcraft artist known for her stylish handmade items is introducing her creation.

Design & Work:Yui Tamaki


Fabric shown for this sample:
CARAMEL-CRUNCH★Fabric H3140-1 (B)


Materials:
□ Fabric (Outer panel A): 110cm wide x 40cm
(Outer panel B (Print)): 40cm×20cm
(Outer panel C (Solid color)): 40cm×20cm
(Lining fabric (Canvas)): 90cm×40cm
□ Leather remnant: your preferred measurement (the sample is about 7cm wide x 30cm long)
□ Fusible interfacing: small piece
□ Rivet: 5 pieces (0.9cm diameter)

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We interviewed Yui about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
It is a pretty fabric and has an impactful dot motif that makes it unique.
To distinguish the crisp colors, a simple design fabric is combined.
By utilizing the fabric sideways, you can minimize the remnant and enjoy a lovely mushroom design on both sides.

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The bag is simple without a gusset or a zipper, and you will find it very convenient!
With an easy flap for opening and closing, it is like using a paper bag.
To make the design look a little mature, a leather strap and gold rivets are added as an accent.

KF: What are some tips for making this bag?
Using a thick fabric like canvas for lining will help make a solid and stylish clutch bag easily.
For rivets, I recommend using a rivet driver. With this tool, you can attach the rivet without making much noise.

KF: How should we use this bag in everyday situations?
It goes so well with simple style clothing!
With the straight shape, books and documents fit nicely.
You may also find it handy to use as a bag-in-a-bag.

KF: Thank you very much, Yui. Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

Instructions

1.Make the outer bag.
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English letter fabric and mushrooms and solid fabric.
Attach the leather remnant using rivets.
(Where a rivet is attached, reinforce the fabric by adding fusible interfacing)
With the front sides facing each other, sew together the fabrics at the sides and bottom and turn it inside out.

2.Make the lining bag.
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Fold the solid canvas in two. With the front sides facing each other, sew together the sides. The top opening and side opening for turning will be unsewn.

3.Put the two bags together.
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With the front sides facing each other, place the outer bag into the lining bag. Sew all the way around at the top opening.
Turn the bag inside out using the opening for turning. Close the opening.

4.Align the shape to finish.
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Finished.

Click here for Sewing Instructions (PDF format / A4 size)
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