DIY: Céline Structured Clutch

The simple structures that Pheobe Philo creates for Céline, both in her clothes and accessories, have a complex simplicity that I find fascinating. A few months ago, I tackled the leather knot bracelet from the Spring 2013 Céline runway, and today, I’ve moved onto one of the more structural clutches for Fall 2013.

For this project, I teamed up with Kyson Leather, one of the leading leather providers in the United States. Based in North Carolina, the family owned business sells wholesale priced upholstery leather to the public. With thousands of qualities, in every color and exotic skin pattern you can think of, its hard to believe that everything is made from cow hide. Their leather quality has great structure, which is perfect for this project. I chose to use the Ivory Gator quality, I loved the color variation in the skin. Their customer service is fantastic, so don’t hesitate to contact them if you don’t see what you want on their site.

DIY Celine Structured Clutch, How t0, Women's Fashion, Fall 2013 | DeSmitten

DIY Celine Structured Clutch, How t0, Women's Fashion, Fall 2013 | DeSmitten

Gather your tools: Two square feet of heavy structured leather + scissors and exacto knife + thread and sewing machine + large jump ring + closure of your choice
DIY Celine Structured Clutch, How t0, Women's Fashion, Fall 2013 | DeSmitten

Click Here to Download the Celine Structured Clutch Pattern. Print out the pattern and lay it out on the wrong side of your leather. Be sure to trace all the markings onto the leather.

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DIY Celine Structured Clutch, How t0, Women's Fashion, Fall 2013 | DeSmitten

DIY Celine Structured Clutch, How t0, Women's Fashion, Fall 2013, Worn with Helmut Lang Jeans, Chloe Sandals, Raquel Allegra Tee | DeSmitten DIY Celine Structured Clutch, How t0, Women's Fashion, Fall 2013, Worn with Helmut Lang Jeans, Chloe Sandals, Raquel Allegra Tee | DeSmitten

And finally, wear it! I am wearing it with Helmut Lang Jeans / Chloé Sandals / Raquel Allegra Tee 

(IFB Project #97)

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  3. This might be a silly question but do you need a special sewing machine for leather? Or can you sew it on any domestic/ industrial sewing machines ?

    By the way I love this site! I came across it through a pin on Pinterest.com for a closet detox and have been on it ever since. It’s nice to read blogs from other designers perspective even if we don’t have similar styles. I can’t wait to read future post.

    -Ang
    lifeandang.blogspot.com

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