Handmade Fabric Purse

DIY Purse


A piece of leather or suede; cotton yarn (skein 50 g); suitable hook; darning needle; piercer or thick awl; scissors; decorative wire bead or round button; pliers for needlework.


Make a clutch valve pattern out of paper. To do this, take a sheet of paper, cut a rectangle out of it of the required size (in our case, the length was 20 cm, and the height – 9 cm). Then fold the workpiece in half and cut the corners from the bend to the middle of the short side – you should get a figure in the form of a squat “house”.


Fix the resulting pattern on a piece of leather (from the smooth side, because it will be wrong), circle and carefully cut the part.


Using the punch along the long side of the leather blank, make holes in increments of just under 1 cm. At a distance of 20 cm, 23 holes were made for this clutch. The size of the hole should be slightly larger than the size of the hook head. Then make 2 holes each on the short sides of the workpiece, starting from the long side already pierced.


Now go to knitting. Position the part as in the photo (on the wrong side of the product (= smooth side of the skin) up) and tie one half section into each hole on the long side. Ensure that the chain formed by the semi-columns is located at the top, not at the side. Leave the side openings for now.


In the next row, knit 2 semi-columns in each loop of the previous row (= 46 in a row), and continue to knit in rows in the forward and reverse directions until the length of the knitted part does not double the required clutch height. Without tearing the thread, fold the part in half towards the wrong side of the product (that is, towards the smooth side of the leather flap) with a slight approach to the flap — the final row of the knitted part should be approximately at the level of the second side holes. Attach the knitted part to the side holes with a half column.


Align the edges, hook the side seams of the clutch with a hook over the hem from the outside. Or, if you want to make the connection not so catchy, you can simply sew the edges with a needle and thread. In our case, when connecting the side parts of the clutch, the side holes are also tied.


Fasten all threads with the darning needle.


Mark with pins the place on the clutch valve and on the knitted part, where there will be a fastener and a hole for it. In order not to be mistaken, it is better to mark both the upper and lower points.


Using a knife, make an incision in the valve from the top of the pin to the bottom. So that the skin does not crack and does not break, miniature punctures can be made along the edges of the incision.

STEP 10:

Using pliers, attach a decorative bead on a wire between two pins to the knitted part or sew a button.


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