Published on September 24th, 2017 | by makesupply3
Make A Simple Gusseted Leather Clutch – Free PDF Template – Build Along Tutorial
This is a build along video for the free simple gusseted leather clutch template!
Also available as an acrylic template set: Simple Gusseted Leather Clutch Acrylic Template Set
Usage Note: You are free to use this wallet design to create and even sell the end product. However, you cannot re-distribute this template in any form.
Need help with hand-stitching? Check out our saddle stitch tutorial.
Inventory of Tools
- 110-Lb Card Stock Paper
- No.2 X-ACTO Knife
- Wing Divider
- C.S. Osborne Scratch Awl
- Kyoshin Elle Single Tooth Diamond Chisel
- John James Stitching Needles
- Dremel Rotary Tool
- Strap Cutter Tool
- Dremel Sanding Bit
- Seiwa Edge Beveler
- 15″ Cork Back Metal Ruler
- Ritza Tiger Thread 0.8mm (white)
- Fiebing’s Leathercraft Cement
- 48oz Dead Blow Mallet
- Block of Leathercraft Wax
- Binder clips
Leather Selection Suggestions
In this video we used 3oz ‘avancorpo’ vegetable tanned horse fronts sourced from Cordovan.co. The two already completed clutches were made from a 4.5oz Waxed Pull Up leather from Acadia Leather. I dont remember the exact product name but all items listed on this page will have a similar feel. It is closest to a ‘Crazy Horse’ leather. This template set can be used with a good variety of leather weights. I would suggest 3.5oz to 5oz range.
The Clutch Strap
There is no template piece included for the clutch strap. The clutch is designed for a 3/8″ wide strap to fit. You can alter this to your needs. The brown clutches have a ~26″ strap and the veg tan clutch from the video has ~30″. I think the 30″ is a better number to shoot for. It will wrap around the clutch body twice and come to an end on the front side as seen in the demo photos.
Guidelines of Template Usage
We put a lot of time and effort into producing these templates, videos, and blog posts. Please do not distribute the template you have purchased from Makesupply. It’s not cool and hurts our feelings. However, you are free to do whatever you want with the end product you create using the template design. Even sell them on Etsy!