buy + diy: DIY polka dot leather clutch

DIY leather clutch with free printable pattern pieces

For today’s BUY + DIY project, I made a cute little clutch that closes with a velcro tie and attached bow. I filled it with store-bought CHOCOLATE!  Because who doesn’t want that? When in doubt, chocolate is a great gift!polka dot clutch with free pattern!

Leather Hide Store sent me a whole cowhide to play with. They have leather in a lot of colors, this is the Copper Mountain Saddle color. I was pretty excited for this opportunity because leather is a material I haven’t really sewn with much. (Or at all!) I was surprised to find that it was really easy to sew and really fun! (Don’t forget to enter the giveaway to win a leather hide at the bottom of this post! There is a new way to enter today to give you even more chances to win!)

BUY + DIY: make a cute polka dot leather clutch and fill it with chocolate! Great gift idea!


This post has a free pattern download so you can make your own.



DIY polka dot leather clutch pattern


-Leather remnants, mine are from
-multi-surface acrylic paint
-pencil with standard eraser
-glue gun or other strong glue
-polka dot leather clutch pattern printable
Step 1: Cut out all pieces using pattern piece download.


Step 2: Use pencil eraser to paint dots all over your leather pieces. Let dry completely. step2

Step 3: Sew main pieces together around bottom and sides with right sides together. Backstitch at both ends. Clip corners and turn.step3Step 4: Sew strap onto the back of your clutch. Sew a rectangle and be sure to backstitch so it stays on securely.step4Step 5: Sew velcro pieces onto strap. You will want to sew one on the front and one on the back of the strap so they meet together in the center of the clutch. You may want to fold you clutch over and find the best spot before sewing it on. step5Step 6: Glue bow middle piece around bow center. step6

Step 7: Glue bow to top of strap where the velcro meets in the middle and you’re done!Step7



Wrap it up and it’s ready to give! leather-clutch-tutorial

DIY leather clutch


DIY leather polka dot clutch with free pattern




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  1. Rebecca says

    Dark Copper Mountain Saddle – would make little moccasins for my kids!

  2. Heather says

    I Like the Ruby Red Slipper, and I would make a purse with it.

  3. Nicole Martinez says

    This has got to be the coolest giveaway. I always wondered if there was a store that sold leather hides that i could trust

    • Nicole Martinez says

      and i would prob do a similar clutch with the outlaw

  4. Bec says

    I love the dark copper mountain leather as well! I’ve been daydreaming about making a leather and glass gemstones statement necklace. Or a large clutch!

  5. stephanie l says

    I’ve been dying to make a pair of leather baby mocs!

  6. VLW says

    Eclipse black, I’d make a couple of wristbands and some bat bows! :D

  7. says

    I love leather and polka dots! This is so perfect! I kind of want to try it with my leather pyrography tool that I have had forever but haven’t used, lazy me. I need to get some leather first though.
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  8. Sara S. says

    So many rich and beautiful colors! I really like the Sierra Brown and if I won, I would want to try to make a purse and I would definitely be using the polka dots on my leather.

  9. Marti says

    I love outlaw and would definitely make a few clutches to give as gifts.

  10. says

    OMG I love this so much!! If I ever get my hands on some leather I will definitely make this.