Friday, March 9, 2012

DIY Clutch

A nice clutch is always a welcomed addition to any wardrobe; especially on those nights out on the town when you don't want to have to worry about where to stash your bulky bag while you dance the night away. Here is a fun little tutorial for a simple clutch.
(P.S. This is also a great pattern to use for a diaper clutch. Just make sure your measurements can hold a diaper or two and a to-go wipes container.)

What you will need:
fabric for exterior- 20 x11"
fabric for interior lining- 20 x 11"
mid-heavy weight iron on stabilizer- 20 x 11"
sew on velcro
optional-exterior embellishments
 First things first. You need to cut your fabric into 20 x 11" rectangles and iron on the stabilizer to the wrong side of the liner fabric.

Next you will want to lay your exterior fabric right side down then lay the lining fabric right side up. Fold the bottom up and the top down so you can get an idea of where your velcro needs to be placed.

 Once you flip the top back up pin the velcro to the top portion of the clutch but on the liner fabric ONLY. Pin the next piece of velcro to the bottom of the clutch on the exterior fabric ONLY.

Sew your velcro on

This next step is optional if you would like to embellish the exterior in anyway go ahead and do so on the right side of the exterior fabric. I just added a little piece of leather to jazz it up.

With ride sides facing each other start at 1/4" down and sew down one long edge around the bottom and up the other long edge. Turn the clutch right side out and you should have something that looks like this. Iron all of your seams.

Fold the bottom of the clutch up and pin in place.

Fold the top seam down 1/4" and pin in place.

 Top stitch around the right side, across the top and then down the second side.

Once you are finished it should look a little something like this!

Make one in every size and color for any occasion or as a gift!

Thanks for stopping by. Send me pictures of your clutch!