Suit Jacket Clutch





This week I made a fabulous clutch from a $4 suit jacket that I got at a thrift store. I love that it is masculine, but yet feminine and very stylish. With so many different types of suit jackets out there, you can create tons of different one-of-a-kind clutches. And with this simple design, this clutch is a great project for beginning sewers as well as advanced sewers.



The coolest part is I was able to reuse different elements of the suit jacket to make this clutch. For the bottom of the clutch, I cut off a cuff and sewed it in place to give the bottom structure instead of using a plastic insert. The cuff worked perfectly! And for the lining, I used the coat's silk lining for a smooth interior. I even used the naturally distressed buttons for an awesome accent.

Because I was able to reuse different parts of the jacket, the only other supply I needed was a magnetic snap, which after a coupon, was under $1.



This is my $4 beauty that got transformed.

Now the question is, where's your man's suit jacket? right ;)


2 comments:

Heidi Luv said...

I love this and want to make one too! Do you have instructions on how you sewed the clutch?

Missy said...

Linda put a fabulous tutorial on her blog. Go check it out. http://diaryofacraftaholic.blogspot.com/2010/02/suit-coat-clutch-tutorial.html

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