Keeping it Simple: DIY Date Night Clutch

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

DIY Date Night Clutch


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Date night is one of those things that I absolutely love, but with 5 kids I don't get to do it very often.  It's not the easiest to find a babysitter or even a day that we don't have something going on.  But when we do go out on a date, I like to look good (and not like a zombie like I usually do every other day).  I have an everyday purse but when I go out on a date, I don't need to drag around a big purse filled with diapers, wipes, sippy cups and random toys and hair clips from my kids.  Sometimes I want to just have something simple, small and it holds the essentials.  So I decided to make myself a cute little date night clutch.  It's just the right size and the big bow in the front makes it really easy to hold it. 
This is how I made it:

I used some thicker gray fabric, two different coordinating fabrics and a gray zipper. 


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I cut the gray pieces to 9 1/2" by 6 1/2" and the patterned fabric is 10 by 14".
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I folded the patterned fabric in half, then sewed it together (with the front sides facing each other).  Then I flipped it right side out and using a needle and thread, I gathered the middle the fabric together.
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I then cut a piece of fabric that was 3 1/2" wide and about 6" long.  I then folded it in half (fronts together) and sewed it together.  Then I flipped it right side out and then put it around the bow and sewed it onto the bow with a needle and thread.
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I put the bow onto a piece of gray fabric and then sewed the sides onto it.
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Now for the liner.  I cut two pieces of fabric 9 1/2" x 6".  I folded part of the gray over the liner and then sewed it to the gray fabric.
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Next I sewed the zipper onto the gray fabrics.  I laid them flat onto the zipper and then sewed it together.
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Here is what it looks on the other side.
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I then folded it together and then sewed the sides together.  I rounded the edges on the corners and then trimmed the edges.
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I then flipped it right side out and that's it!!!  It's all done and I love how it turned out!
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Here is the inside of it.  I'm glad that I went with  coordinating fabrics for the liner and the bow.
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Now time to fill it up with some essentials.  I picked up some ChapStick Total Hydration, Advil Liqui-Gels and Emergen-C.  ChapStick Total Hydration is 100% natural, age defying, and has omega 6 and 9.  Advil Liqui-Gels is tough on pain, like muscle ache, head ache and joint pain, make sure to use as directed. Emergen-C has over 20 variety of vitamin supplement drink mixes and it gives you more healthy days and more healthy nights.
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I got them from Walmart.  I found the new ChapStick Total Hydration on the end cap display, the Advil with the other pain relievers and the Emergen-C was on display on the end cap too.
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I put them into my clutch, along with some cash and I'm ready for date night!  I chose these three products as my essentials because I always have chapped lips (especially in the winter time) and the ChaptStick  Total Hydration is amazing and makes them so much softer and they don't crack as much. I got the Advil Liqui-Gels because I always seem to have a headache (due to my back problems and allergies) and the Liqui-Gels are perfect for date night because I don't have an hour or more to start to feel better, I want to feel better quickly.  Make sure to use as directed.  And lastly the Emergen-C is perfect because I always get water at restaurants and the little packet is perfect to put into there and give it a little more flavor and of course the vitamins are nice too!
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They all fit perfectly in my clutch.
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I can throw on a cute skirt, some fun boots and I'm ready for date night!
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What kind of things do you take with you for date night?  Make sure to check out this website for more inspiration for date nights essentials.  

1 comments:

Cathy Mini said...

Adorable DIY tutorial--thanks for sharing! I love the pattern on the fabrics you used, and I'm a total sucker for anything with teal in it!