DIY Rug Clutch

 

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On one of my trips to oriental bazaars I came across a knitted carpet made of different colored fabrics… I found it to be an excellent material to make a bag and the rug did not cost me more than 2€! Check out the tut on how I made this “Rug Clutch”.

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Materials:

  • Woven rug (there are various sizes, purchase a small one to make a clutch bag)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Thick interfacing
  • Lining
  • Button or click button
  • Iron
  • Optional *: Zipper and rings

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Process:

1. Iron the interfacing to the carpet.

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2. Cut the lining the same size as the carpet, cut a pocket and sew it to the lining.

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3. Join the outer edges of the carpet and sew them together, leave a piece in one side longer for the flap.

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4. Sew the bottom corners of the bag and turn it inside out.

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5. Sew the lining together in the sides and sew the bottom corners of the lining.

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6. Put the lining inside the bag and fix with pins.

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7. Fix the lining to the edges of the bag with pins.

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8. Sew the corners where you fixed with pins.

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9. OPTIONAL *:

a) Sew a loop at each corner of the bag to attach a chain.

b) Sew a zipper under the flap to the lining.

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10. Sew a button in the center of the bag to close the flap.

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You will have a colorful and fun bag that will look great with all your basics. You can also buy a larger rug to make a “Tote bag”.

I hope you get inspired and this encourages you to try a DIY with this cool rugs!

23 thoughts on “DIY Rug Clutch

  1. Hani

    Hi! Thanks for sharing. I might not be making the purse but I got an idea about harvesting the strips to use as t-shirt yarn by looking at your purse. Wonder if it would work. :)

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      1. Hani

        Just an update. I went ahead and bought a rug to experiment with. Turned out it wasn’t such a great idea – the strips weren’t similar in size, some were too thin, some too thick. Ha ha.I tried. :)

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        1. annaevers Post author

          awwww… too bad… but it’s great you tried.!!! sometimes you have to try like 10 times before something good comes out… Maybe you can apply this technique with another type of rug! thank’s so much for the comments Hani!! and food luck!!! 😀

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    1. annaevers Post author

      ¡¡Hola Laura!! Que fuerte!!!! ¡¡¡es casi el mismo bolso!!! Te ha quedado genial! me he paseado por tu blog y tienes cositas muy monas! te sigo desde ya! Mil gracias por dejarme tu comentario y tu blog!

      besitossss :)

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  2. Rosemary

    Those rugs would make great “sit-upons” like we had in Girl Scouts for taking camping and sitting on the grass for a a picnic. You could also recycle into a re-usable grocery bag. Great idea-got me thinking.

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  3. Ana

    Después de ver el resultado que me ha encantado, me he animado a hacerlo. Me podrías ayudar orientándome un poco con las medidas???. Gracias.

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    1. annaevers Post author

      Hola Ana! Pues la verdad es que he hecho el bolso de la misma medida en la que ya viene la alfombra. Hay varios tamaños de estas alfombras. Yo escogí una que es mas o menos tamaño individual . :)

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