DIY Faux Fur Clutch Bag Tutorial
That Whistles faux fur clutch has been haunting me for the last few months, but for £50 and not working with my ethical pledge, I did what any reasonable gal does, and DIY-ed it. Making clutch bags is so much simpler than you might think. Really though- just look at the steps below. Just a thought, but this would make an excellent Christmas present for someone you like. You can see it in action in my last outfit post and I have to admit, it is love. I am now very tempted to make about another 10 of these, in every colour… Directions How to make a DIY Clutch

I used 2 pieces of 12 inch by 16 inch fur to make a clutch pretty much the same size as the Whistles one – half a meter of most fabrics should be plenty. I used iron on interfacing on the inside of the fur to give it a little more structure but feel free to leave that out if you are happy with a softer, slouchier bag. Allow yourself a 2cm extra for your seams but luckily you don’t need to be exactly precise- the fur hides a lot of sins so don’t be scared if you’re a first time sewer. My main tip with this is to make sure you don’t sew too close to the zipper teeth or you will forever be trapping fur in the zip as you try to open and close! It means you’ll be able to see the zip a bit so if you wanted you could use a great contrasting colour of one with metal teeth for a bit of a statement. I hope the instructions are pretty clear but it can be hard to know if these things make sense to anyone else but yourself sometimes 🙂  If you have any questions you can always tweet me and ask! Happy sewing!
DIY Faux Fur Clutch Whistles inspired

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