And I wrote down all the steps below so anyone can make one!
What you'll need:
thick leather, such as belting leather
4 rivet that are thick enough to hold 2 thicknesses of the leather
anvil or small piece of metal to hammer the rivets on
1 print out the template I've made on 11"x17" paper
2 then trace the outline out on the leather with chalk
3 cut out the main shape in one color and the small strap/closure in another hide color.
I had a metal "E" lying around that I hammered into the leather a few times ( I LOVE IT)
4 rub in carnauba cream over the leather with a cloth, let dry completely
5 drill holes in the middle of the x's on the template (a hole about the size of your rivet heads)
6 fold it all up like an envelop and creased the folds
7 using an chunk of metal as an anvil hammer in the rivets that hold the sides to the bottom & repeat the process for the attaching the strap
8 slid a few things inside the clutch and closed the top under the strap
After I had my pattern down the whole think took around a half hour & then I took it out for the night.
(Also I was thinking- I bet you could make this out of a really nice cool placemat :)
Ah so excited to take it out! Make one!
And this is where I took my clutch :
our friend was performing at a goofy little café that night.
She was stunning!