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Coat-sleeve Clutch – Free Tutorial

I thought this was a very clever recycling project. I love tweeds, velvet, and brocades so this is very inspiring to me! Linda of Craftaholics Anonymous demonstrates how she deconstructed a suit-coat sleeve and re-uses fabric and some seams while she creates a classy clutch.


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