Fabric and Supplies Needed:
- 2 – 1/2 yard pieces of fabric (if you want the lining and outer the same only 1 1/2 yard is needed.) The thickness of the fabric will determine the stickiness of the clutch. Thin cotton fabrics will produce a soft clutch. While stiff or thick fabric such, as upholstery fabric will produce a stiff clutch. You can also use a combination of both.
- 1/2 Yard Heavy weight interfacing. It can be sew in or iron on. If using upholstery fabric this can be eliminated.
- coordinating thread
- 2 large buttons
- cording or ribbon
- Hand sewing needle
- Sewing machine and scissors
- Pin right sides of the fabric together with the interfacing to the outside.
- Sew around the rectangle at a seam allowance of 1/2″, leaving a 4″ opening in the center of one end.
- Trim corners of the rectangle.
- Turn the rectangle right side out through the 4″ opening. Push out the corners of the rectangle to create points.
- Press the rectangle and insure the corners are neat.Press in the 1/2″ seam allowance of the opening and pin shut.
- Sew across the length of the end with the opening at 1/8″ .
- Fold the end up 6 1/2″ and press. Pin along the 2 sides.
- Stitch around one pinned side across the bottom and up the other pinned side at 1/8″.
- Press over the flap.
- Sew button on flap. Position button in center of flap 1″ up from the edge of the flap.
- Sew button on body of bag. Position button in center 2″ up from the bottom edge of the bag.
- Cut 8-10″ piece of cording.
- Tie cording around the top button.
- Turn around the bottom button several times to create the closure.
No you have a fun little clutch that was quick and easy to make but looks great!
Here are some examples of finished clutches for you to look and and inspire you!