How to Make This Pretty Pink Clutch

comments (9) April 3rd, 2014     

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MaryRay Mary Ray, contributor
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A feathered edge ruffle turns this bag into a chic accessory.
Use this sketch as a guide to make your pattern and cut the required pieces.
Trim the quilted sections using pattern section A as a guide.
A feathered edge ruffle turns this bag into a chic accessory.

A feathered edge ruffle turns this bag into a chic accessory.

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5. Pin the strip to the curved edge of both top sections, matching the fold edge of the strip to the raw edge of the top. Distribute gathers evenly and machine-baste in place.

  Distribute the bias ruffle evenly along the curved edge of each quilted top.

6. Insert a magnetic strip into the remaining interfaced purse top sections according to package instructions.

  Insert the magnetic strip according to the package instructions.

7. Pin the snap section to the quilted section with right sides together and the ruffle sandwiched between. Sew using the basting stitches as a guide. Turn right side out and press.

  Sew the interfaced top sections to the quilted sections.

8. Insert the stiffening material and baste the long opening edges together.

  Cut the stiffening according to the pattern, insert in the finished top, and baste the long edge together.

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Comments (9)

Paws2 writes: Thanks sew much for another terrific idea!!!! Now to make time to sew it up.....I love clutches, purses,and bags of all sorts.This looks very doable and another opportunity to use up some of my large stash and even make up a couple of gifts too!! Thanks again!
Posted: 6:06 pm on October 8th
DreamyDahlia writes: What a great tutorial! Love the bag...
Posted: 7:27 pm on September 29th
tantalizingstitches writes: I just love bags! thank you for spending the time to share your pattern.
Posted: 9:28 am on July 8th
Eternal_Clouds writes: thats so cool i love it
Posted: 10:17 am on March 8th
j0rae writes: Thanks so much! Now I feel a lot more confident that I can make the clutch correctly.

J.O.Rae
Posted: 2:17 pm on November 24th
MaryRay writes: Oops! Section C should be 2 3/4" by 8 1/2"
Posted: 12:11 pm on November 24th
MaryRay writes: Oh! They are really hard to read. Here are the numbers: Section C - 2 1/2" x 8 1/2"; Section A - 3 3/4" x 9 1/2"; Section B - 6" x 17 1/2". Hope this helps. Also, if you right click on the pattern, then click copy and paste it into a word document it's a little easier to read -- but I'll try to see if I can replace what's up with a clearer pattern.
Posted: 12:05 pm on November 24th
j0rae writes: I want to make this clutch as a Christmas gift for my daughter and have already purchased the materials, but now realize I can't read the pattern measurements or cutting instructions. Can you provide them in some way?

j0rae@yahoo.com
Posted: 4:37 pm on November 23rd
Craft_Crazy22 writes: This is gorgeous!! The combination of ruffles, fabric texture, color and style makes it all around perfect for an evening-out clutch. Will definitely be using this design SOON. Thanks!
Posted: 12:55 am on October 17th
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