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Easy to make clutch purse pattern
Hello Skip to My Lou Readers! Heather here from The Sewing Loft and I’m excited to be back, celebrating the holiday season with you.
How to make a clutch purse
- (2) 10 1/2″ x 8″ fabric scraps
- (1) 10 1/2″ x 8″ piece of fusible fleece
- (1) 12″ x 1 3/4″ piece of fabric
- (2) sets of snaps- or alternate closure
- steam a seam
- pattern template
- funky alphabet template (optional)
- sewing machine
- basic sewing supplies
1. Download and print the pattern template. Prepare main fabric by attaching fusible fleece .*Note: Instructions vary on different brands of fusible so be sure to refer to the packaging.
2. Cut out fabric clutch pattern from main fabric and lining. Consider adding an all over quilting stitch or decorative stitching to the main fabric. Now, is the time to personalize! I added a simple initial applique with zig zag stitching to personalize this gift.
3. Cut wrist strap fabric 12″ x 1 3/4″. Fold into thirds. Use Steam a Seam and iron to adhere in place on each fold. Add decorative stitching down center if desired. Fold in half lengthwise to create a 6″ piece. *Note: You can add seam allowance to create a clean finish but this will require additional time. for turning.
4. Position the strap on the left side 1″ above the bottom edge. Sandwich strap between the main fabric and lining with right sides together, pin in place. Starting 1 1/2″ away from the bottom corner of case, straight stitch all around to the other side. Leave a 3″ – 3 1/2″ opening for turning. Clip corners.
5. Turn right side out and press. Push out corners as needed to create a crisp corner.
6. Fold under the seam allowance at opening, press and edge stitch closed.
7. Flip up the bottom straight edge of to match the fold line on pattern. (Approximately 3 3/4″.) Pin sides in place and all around straight stitch 1/4″ from edge.
8. Mark snap placements and attach snaps as per manufactures instructions.
This pattern is fat quarter friendly and perfect to make in batches for easy gift giving. Be sure to have fun mixing fabric colors and prints. Who knows, you just might be surprised at how amazing they look when stitched together!
Thanks again for having me Cindy- it’s be a blast!
Heather Valentine is the creative behind the screen at The Sewing Loft. Her work has graced the pages of several printed publications including: Sew News, Easy Quilts, Stitching Kitchen and Fun-Size Quilts.This self-proclaimed fabric hoarder likes to stitch the night away and dreams of one day discovering a better way to detangle her thread collection.