Very easy and quick, here’s a tutorial to sew a removable wrist strap for your clutch bags.
You don’t have a clutch ?… A Sacôtin surprise awaits you tomorrow!
Clutch wrist strap tutorial
- Bias binding 2 cm (6/8″) wide and 40 cm (16″) long.
- 1 small lobster clasp, width of the clasp base 1 cm (3/8″).
You can swap the bias for a strip of fabric 40 cm long by 4 cm wide, that you will fold and press in the manner of a bias.
Removable wrist strap tutorial
1- Feed the bias through the base of the lobster clasp.
2- Unfold the 2 ends of the bias, and pin them right sides together.
3- Stitch to join the ends.
4- Press seam open.
5- Fold bias completely.
It’s time to check if the size of the strap fits you. If you find it too long, reopen ends and stitch again with a bigger seam allowance.
6- Stitch the open edge to close the strap.
You can also stitch the other side for symmetry.
7- With a zipper foot, stitch as close to the base of the clasp as possible, through all thicknesses.
Optional : you can install a rivet to further secure the wrist strap and to add a professional touch.
Voilà, just attach the lobster clasp to your clutch.
Come back tomorrow for a surprise !
(And yes, it’s a free clutch pattern…)