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Old 07-04-2011, 10:19 PM   #1
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I have a well-used clutch wallet that I want to have re-covered with a new fabric. I've asked a few friends that sew if they could do it for me, but both said that they don't have a sewing maching that can do such tight corners. Being a non-sewer (well, only by hand), I'm not sure how difficult this project really is - maybe it's impossible! And I don't know where to go about finding someone who could do it for me - I know etsy used to have Alchemy (I think?), where you could ask for vendors who would take on your project ideas, but I couldn't find that anymore...

Anyways, here are a couple of pics that show the clutch now - do you think it would be impossible to take the black leather (fake) off and put a new fabric on? Or how hard would it be? I want the leave the lining and interior exactly the same, just replace the black outside with a different fabric. Thanks for any advice!!!




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Old 07-06-2011, 07:51 PM   #2
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That is honestly quiet e aproject. Its actually much simpler to start fresh using that current clutch as a pattern. A very experience seamstress could do it. Many charge about 8-10 an hour (plus materials) to sew custom items.
Because of the outside leather like material, the satiny inside, and the metal zippers...that's quite a feat to just recover it. But it could be taken apart, pattern drawn and resewn in a new fabric. (not saying *I* can just saying it is possible!)
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I don't believe it would be worth the time and effort to try to recover the clutch. You might try to glue fabric onto the leather-y stuff, but you would have to get the right type of glue that would glue fabric to leather.
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Not a project I would attempt to do........
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Hello, Just a comment about what I ended up doing...
After having to throw out my beloved fake leather wallet/clutch 5 years ago, I looked around and found a quality real leather one that had all the features I needed. It is still in excellent shape and has been well worth the price I paid. When the leather is high grade, it really is durable.
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Thanks for all the feedback, everyone! Sounds like it would be too difficult to do, so I'll look for another option
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Good luck!!
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