Wooden Slide Buckle Clutch

Great find at the flea market the other day! A drawer full of wooden slide buckles stamped Czechoslovakia. And of course I bought them all instead of just a couple. It is true, cheaper in bulk.
Great find at the flea market the other day! A drawer full of wooden slide buckles stamped Czechoslovakia. And of course I bought them all instead of just a couple. It is true, cheaper in bulk.
And today I used the first one on another fold-over clutch. I love these little cuties.
And today I used the first one on another fold-over clutch. I love these little cuties.
Here's the back. It's red cashmere and the belt is fashioned from two linen shirt cuffs.
Here’s the back. It’s red cashmere and the belt is fashioned from two linen shirt cuffs.
I sewed them together to get the length I needed. And stitched a pleat into it where it feeds through the slide.
I sewed them together to get the length I needed. And stitched a pleat into it where it feeds through the slide.
Here she is standing tall.
Here she is standing tall.
And inside, I'm using up scraps from that vintage apron piece I salvaged. Worked perfectly with the colors... tans, browns, reds.
And inside, I’m using up scraps from that vintage apron piece I salvaged. Worked perfectly with the colors… tans, browns, reds… inside and out.

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