Sew a Canvas Clutch
Beginner | 23 min 7 sec
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This quick and easy painted canvas clutch features colorful geometric shapes and a non-intimidating technique for inserting a zipper. Elke Bergeron shows you how to make the bag from beginning to end, including the leather tassel zipper pull. Scale the pattern up or down to make different sized bags, and make a whole batch of clutches to give to friends as gifts.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 16"x10.5" piece of heavy weight canvas
  • 9 inch metal zipper
  • Pinking shears
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Small piece of canvas
  • Waxed polyester cord in color of your choice (Elke uses neon green)
  • 1 yard of leather lacing
  • Masking tape
  • Pliers
  • Fabric paint in color of your choice (Elke uses neon pink)
  • Sponge
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine with neutral thread
Learn how to:
  • Paint raw canvas
  • Insert a zipper
  • Make a leather tassel.

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow class on how to paint then sew a canvas clutch
  • 4 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert instructor and author Elke Bergeron
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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L. Gwen Jackson
November 8, 2022
Jill Stroh
Easy to follow and cute!
September 23, 2022
Maria L Olver
Love watching Elke, I have learned so much from her lessons and she got me started on leather work too! This was especially helpful because although I sew I avoid zippers, and this was so easy to follow. I will now give zippers a go! Thank you.
More than 3 months ago