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?
Not yet. Sign up to our newsletter to find out about our crowdfunding as we will sell our very first bags through this campaign. At this point you can pre-order your bag complete with fabric covers, clasps and straps for delivery once production starts.
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 click out 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.
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 to create a new cover. Stick the template onto your fabric and then cut the fabric to size. Simply clip into place.
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 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 keep an eye on our range of clasps as we will constantly be adding to it.
Straps: We’ll give you a shoulder strap and a wrist strap when you buy your bag. But customising the straps and accessories makes such a difference to the look of the bag, we’ll 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?
We want to give you options from the minute you open the box. Inside you’ll find your clutch with two pairs of fabric covers, two pairs of clasps, a shoulder strap and a wrist strap. You’ll also find two pairs of foam templates so you can make two more looks for yourself. With four fabric options and two clasp options you’ll be able to make eight different bags from the off.
We’ll be offering our bags for a reduced price on Kickstarter, starting at £115 for early bird customers. Sign up to our newsletter to find out when our Kickstarter campaign will be going live.
Is the Stitchsmith clutch a sustainable product?
By giving you so many ways to customise, the Stitchsmith clutch is designed to reduce waste as you only need one clutch for all occasions. It also allows you to upcycle materials you already have.
We have also established a sustainable supply chain working with companies who constantly seek to reduce waste and minimise any impact of production on the environment.