I absolutely love the look of needlepoint, the older the better! I’d been on the lookout for a vintage needlepoint bag for months but my usual thrifting Kismet seemed to have escaped me…luckily I discovered a gorgeous bit of Great Tante Uschi’s trash at the bottom of my stash & created this exquisite oversized clutch without spending a penny!
Here’s how to make your own in a flash:
Snag a vintage needlepoint table runner (mine measured 1m x 40cm)
if necessary, mend any bits that might not have aged so well
lay it face down on a flat surface
fold one end about 3/4 up to the other, decide how long you’d like the top flap to be & mark
open up the table runner then fold the long end halfway up to the top flap mark
equally fold the remaining length under the first fold – you should now have a doubled-up end & a top flap
pin the sides together & zip over to your machine
stitch the sides together
find a lovely coordinating button in your stash
bust out the button-hole foot & put it to work on the top flap
carefully slice through the fabric between the button-hole stitches
stitch on your button
and your done!
& because the table runner was doubled up, the clutch has 2 awesome compartments inside!
fancy schmancy, eh?