This isn’t the first Clutch DIY featured on DeSmitten, but its been a while so I thought it needed a bit of an update. Envelope and fold over clutches are still a street style staple, and to catch the attention of the photogs  it’s all about the leather color and quality. I chose to use a mustard yellow suede (hint: I just used the back of the leather hide) and in the fashion of all things athletic, I used a perforated black leather for contrast.

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Be sure to choose sturdy leathers that can hold the important contents of your clutch.

DIY Perforated Leather and Suede Envelope ClutchChoosing the dimensions is totally up to you, or in my case it was up to the hide. I only had enough good-looking suede for a 10 3/4″ x 8 1/2″ clutch. Ideally you would want it large enough to carry your tablet. Be sure to add 1/4″ seam allowance to your desired completed size.

DIY-LEATHER-AND-SUEDE-CLUTCH-4If you have enough leather or suede, you can opt to cut this out as one piece instead of seaming it together. I find the flap stays closed better when there is a seam connecting these two parts.

DIY Perforated Leather and Suede Envelope ClutchAnd turn inside out! It really is as easy as that.

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DIY Perforated Leather and Suede Envelope Clutch

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