I was given some upholstery fabric samples some time ago. I love all the different patterns, but couldn’t figure out what to do with them at first. I finally decided to use my first fabric sample to make an oversized clutch this month! It’s super simple to make and only requires a few materials and I was able to make mine in under an hour. Be on the lookout for more fabric sample DIYs in the future as I figure out what else I’ll be making with the rest of the samples I got.
Upholstery Fabric Sample – or pieces of fabric that are 17.5” x 17.5” for the clutch and 9” x 7” for a pocket.
Alright, let’s get started! First, remove the extra fabric from the sample (if you are using one). If you bought your own fabric, use an overcast stitch to finish all four edges of the clutch and pocket.
Fold fabric in half and iron. Measure and pin the pocket to the center of one half of the clutch with the straight pins.
Sew the pocket into place. Fold the clutch fabric in half and straight stitch the two sides of the clutch and attach zipper. If you’ve never attached a zipper before, I love Jona’s tutorial for invisible zippers.
I added a fun tassel accessory I had originally made for a different DIY project that I never finished. I had decided I didn’t like how it was turning out so I decided to scrap it for parts. You can either make your own (sorry I don’t have a tutorial for it) or you’re welcome to buy a pre-made version or leave it off completely!
If you choose to add an accessory or not, go rock your new oversized clutch! I know I’ll be using mine all season long. And if you liked the idea of making the clutch, but not so much actually making it yourself, check out some similar ones below.