I’ve had this idea for a while but didn’t quite know how to implement it…
I wanted to make a clear clutch purse that also had a section where I could place ‘artwork’ done by my toddler. And therefore the artwork could be interchanged as often as you like.
After searching the internet for inspiration I still couldn’t find exactly what I was after, or a tutorial for how to make one, so I did what all resourceful mums do and made one myself…
The first one turned out OK, and I have kept it for myself, but I consider that one a prototype and I have adjusted the pattern for the next one, and I think I will give this to a friend so that she too can proudly show her child’s artwork to the world.
You will need:
clear plastic material (I got mine from Lincraft in the ‘table cloth’ section)
your choice of clasp / button / fastener
Decide what size you would like your clutch. I wanted a largish one, so I measured a rectangle of 21cm x 38cm and cut this out. (This is the part that will contain the artwork)
Then cut a larger piece which will make up the bag. Keep 38cm as the width, then you will need to double the other measurement, and add extra material for the folding flap (I added about 10cm).
Fold the plastic to roughly form a clutch, and place the extra rectangle on the outside, hold in place with a large bulldog clip and sew the edges.
I wanted my seams on the inside so I then turned the clutch inside-out.
Cut the flap into a triangle shape, and attach the fastener of your choice.
Then the final thing to do is cut out artwork to fit into the bag, aaaaannnddd your done.
Of course you could always leave it as a clear clutch if you prefer.