What is the Stitchsmith clutch?
The World’s first clutch bag which can be fully customised by the customer, time and time again. You buy a beautiful clutch with a couple of our fabric covers. You can buy more covers from an array of stunning designs. But if you have some lovely fabric that you’d like to use, it’s really straight forward. Cut your fabric to size using our template and clip into place. An instant change and a unique bag.
Can I buy it now?
Are these made-to-order bags?
No. They’re much more flexible. A made-to-order bag is designed to a customer’s requirements at purchase but can’t be changed once you’ve bought it.
The Stitchsmith clutch can be customised again and again. You can change the Stitchsmith clutch as often as you change your outfit.
How does it work?
Each clutch comes fully assembled, however you can then transform its appearance by changing the outer fabric of the bag. It’s simple: you remove the metal outer frames on each side of the bag and switch the fabric covers underneath, similar to changing a photograph in a photo frame.
Visit our How It Works page and watch the short video to find out more.
Can I buy new fabric covers from you?
Yes. After we’ve launched we will sell a range of ready-made fabric covers on our website with patterns from our team of up-and-coming textile designers.
How big is the clutch?
The Stitchsmith clutch is designed to be elegant and stylish but still big enough to fit your essentials (including a plus-sized smart phone if you have one).
Inner dimensions: 171mm x 85mm x 45mm
Outer dimensions: 192mm x 107mm x 56mm.
Can I make my own fabric covers?
You can! All you need is some fabric you love, scissors and a pair of our foam templates. You can make a cover from almost any fabric (silks, leathers, cottons…) whether it’s new fabric you’ve fallen in love with or a favourite old item of clothing you want to upcycle.
When you buy your clutch we’ll give you two pairs of adhesive foam templates. You’ll need one pair of templates to re-cover your clutch. Stick the template onto your fabric and then cut the fabric to size. Simply clip into place. Once the clutch is in production, you will be able to purchase further pairs of foam templates directly from our website.
Is there any fabric that won't work?
Not really. The only thing to consider is that as the fabric clips onto the bag, the border of the fabric can’t be more than 1mm thick. Otherwise, if you love it, use it!
Is there anything else that can be customised?
Yes. Choose a frame colour you love from a selection of gold, silver and rose gold. Once you’ve decided on your frame you can customise the clasp and strap of your clutch and change them as easily as you change the cover.
Clasp: the clasp on the bag has been designed to be easily removed and customised. We’ll give you two pairs of clasps when you buy your bag but do visit the website often to check on the latest additions to the range.
Straps: We’ll give you a shoulder strap and a wrist strap when you buy your bag. Customising the straps and accessories makes such a difference to the look of the bag, so once the bag is in production we’ll definitely be adding more designs to our range for you to choose from.
When I buy a Stitchsmith clutch, what is included and how much does it cost?
When you purchase a Stitchsmith clutch we’ll give you all the components you need to create multiple looks, all for the price of one bag.
This is what comes in the box:
- Stitchsmith clutch bag in a metalwork colour of your choice, ready assembled with a Signature clasp and in a Prize for Design winning fabric
- An additional pair of ready-made fabric covers made from a premium plain fabric to complement the metalwork colour of your clutch.
- Two pairs of Stitchsmith backing templates for creating your own fabric covers*
- Classic clasp (your additional clasp)
- Wrist strap
- Shoulder strap
- Premium cotton dust protector bag
*Additional ready-made fabric covers and foam backing templates used to make your own fabric covers will be available to purchase separately.
The Stitchsmith clutch has an RRP of £250.
Is the Stitchsmith clutch a sustainable product?
Yes. By giving you so many ways to customise, the Stitchsmith clutch is designed to reduce waste: you only need one clutch for all occasions. It also allows you to upcycle materials you already have.
Also, we’ve established a sustainable supply chain, working with companies who constantly seek to reduce waste and minimise any impact of production on the environment.