January 26, 2014

D I Y / Two Way Minimalistic Pouch

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The instagrammers among us already know that last week I've been making little paper samples of pouches and bags. Products that allow different interpretations are always my favorites, and so was this simplistic idea for a bag. You can actually wear this clutch/pouch three ways; with your hand through the slit, holding the pouch like on picture two and the third; putting your arm through it like a sleeve.

/ 1.
The pattern of this little bag is extremely simple, by looking at the images I'm sure you'll figure it out. Decide how large you want the clutch to be. Mutliply the height of the clutch times 3, this will be the length of your pattern. Add 5 cm more cm to this length to give extra space to for the overlapping flap. Add 10 cm (5cm on each side) to the width of your clutch. Then cut off 5 cm from each side for the first two thirds of this length on both sides. It should now look like image number four.
/ 2.
You'll pattern consists of two parts; the narrow longer rectangle. And the larger front flap which will also serve as a closure with its slit. The large front flap needs to be extra stiff to keep the bag in shape, and it should look the same on the inside and out. Therefor, glue a rectangular piece of the same material on the inside of the flap. Put a couple of heavy books on top so it dries in a very flat way. Cut a slit that is exactly as wide as the narrow part of the bag 10 cm from the edge of the front flap.
/ 3.
Fold over the long narrow part and sew it together on both sides, creating a little pouch. Pull the pouch through the slit and you're done!
/ superglue
/ sewing machine / needle thread
/ a stiff material, eg. leather, faux leather, neoprene, thick vinyl


Adelajda said...

awesome idea!

emzgalz said...

Fantastic DIY! Looks amazing!
I think I might try this xx

Irene Buffa said...

Great idea, love it



The Feather Den said...

Incredible! Always love your style.

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Lisa said...


Rachel said...

this is amazing! you are so creative and i need to do this :)

Rachel x
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Malu Swartjes said...

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Sarah Iracheni said...

Beautiful! Absolutely love it.


Eva (Creativity and Chocolate) said...

So easy yet amazing. love it! xx


Eva (Creativity and Chocolate) said...

So easy yet amazing. love it! xx


Eva (Creativity and Chocolate) said...

So easy yet amazing. love it! xx


Marieke S said...

Looks good, very good. :) I love your blog !


Joanna said...

I am so not a minimalist, but I love your awesome style and the things you make. <3

Iva Klepi said...

amazing idea ♥ I love your style and all DIY projects ♥

Iva Klepi said...

amazing idea ♥ I love your style and all DIY projects ♥

Crystal said...

I love this! Uncomplicated and multi functional/convertible is always best <3 Perfect pairing if there ever was!

Just a note on 'simplistic'. It's a commonly confused word with simple, however it has a negative charge. Simple means plain and uncomplicated, whereas simplistic means overly simple. Saying your pouch is simplistic is kinda insulting your own pouch >.<



Thanks Crystal x

Mothi said...

This is so cool!

xo' M

Jessica Hofmann said...

I like this a lot - Such a minimal chic clutch, perfect to go with any outfit. Definitely something to think about :)

X STYLONYM http://www.stylonym.blogspot.com

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Jint vdB said...

So nice! Your diy's are great!
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Millie Simon said...

Love it ! Xx


The Coattail Effect said...

that looks so sleek and high-end for something you DIYed :) great job!

amalie said...

i swear your diy ideas are some of the best x

majahoejgaard said...

This is a must do! Thank you Ivania. You are brilliant!

ildoko said...

Looks amazing! tks for all the ideas!!!


you've inspired me to get back into doing DIYs!

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Jay said...

You always have great ideas. I need to try it!

Jasmine Lindsay said...

incredible! well done!

Anonymous said...

Did you do something different with your make-up? You look fantastic!


Thank you anonymous! Yes, I left out the mascara

e said...

so cool and creative. you look great in the photos too.

Anonymous said...

That purse looks really good!

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