23 January 2010

Lined Clutch Tutorial (and previous giveaway winners)

Drum roll puh-lease... the winners of the Vintage Valentine clutches are #43 and #6, chosen via If you weren't the lucky winner this time, try your hand at making one for yourself

2 pieces of coordinating fabric apx. 12 x 12 inches, 2 inch piece of thin elastic (for closure), one button.

Cut two coordinating squares (of any size, but here I've cut them appx. 12 x 12 inches)

Fold each square in half and sew up like a bag leaving one end open. It is important that the openings are exactly the same size (unless you're using a forgiving stretch fabric).

Choose which fabric will be your outer fabric. Turn that one right side out and press to look lovely. With the inner fabric, don't turn it right side out. Just put it onto your hand like a glove and slide it inside Mr. Outerfabric.

Each of the fabrics needs to be turned inwards at the raw edges and pressed. As you can see from the photo above, I find this easiest to do before inserting one fabric into the other.

Now loop a 2 inch piece of elastic and pin it into place between the two fabrics. Stitch all the way around.

Whadda ya mean I can only choose one button?!

Hand-stitch the button where you'd like the clutch to fold over and secure.


Resweater said...

I just love the way you write... you crack me up!

Posie Patchwork said...

Very sweet & undorky!! Lucky winners!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, love Posie

casserole said...

What a cute little bag! Looks like it would sew up quick, too!

I blogged your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:


PunkiePie said...

I just wanted to let you know that I've received my giveaway! Thank you. The bags are too cute and I plan to fill them with chocolate goodies for my daughter for Valentine's day!

thank you again!

lesthook said...

I didn't join the challenge cause I didn't know how to add the button to my blog so thank you for posting the tutes so I can play along anyway1