Love Aesthetics

January 26, 2014

Two Way Minimalistic Pouch

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/ superglue
/ sewing machine / needle thread
/ a stiff material, eg. leather, faux leather, neoprene, thick vinyl

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!

37 responses to “Two Way Minimalistic Pouch”

  1. emzgalz says:

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

  2. Incredible! Always love your style.

    x Michelle |

  3. Rachel says:

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

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

  4. Beautiful! Absolutely love it.

  5. Marieke S says:

    Looks good, very good. 🙂 I love your blog !

  6. Joanna says:

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

  7. Iva Klepi says:

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

  8. Iva Klepi says:

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

  9. Crystal says:

    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 >.<

  10. I like this a lot – Such a minimal chic clutch, perfect to go with any outfit. Definitely something to think about 🙂


  11. Jint vdB says:

    So nice! Your diy’s are great!
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  12. Millie Simon says:

    Love it ! Xx

  13. that looks so sleek and high-end for something you DIYed 🙂 great job!

  14. amalie says:

    i swear your diy ideas are some of the best x

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

  16. ildoko says:

    Looks amazing! tks for all the ideas!!!

  17. FASHION ICE says:

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


  18. Jay says:

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

  19. incredible! well done!

  20. Anonymous says:

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

  21. Thank you anonymous! Yes, I left out the mascara

  22. e says:

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

  23. That purse looks really good!

  24. Martina says:

    Tried it and it looks really good. Although I could not get my hands on a faux leather that would be stiff enough, so I glued a rectangle of the silver insulation foil as one side of the wide flap. It’s not so architectural anymore but looks interesting anyway 🙂 So, thanks for the idea

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