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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9. Fuse interfacing to the wrong side of each section B-main fabric and lining.

10. Sew the main fabric B sections, right sides together, along the curved edge with a 1/2-inch seam. Shape the pleats and baste in place.

  Sew the purse bag sections together and shape the pleats.

11. Pin the A sections to the purse bag, right sides together, and machine-baste.

  Pin and baste each finished top section to the finished bag section.

12. Sew the lining B sections, right sides together, leaving a 5- to 6-inch opening at the bottom. Stitch 1/4 inch away from the first stitching and trim.

  Sew the lining sections together, leaving an opening at the bottom.

13. Set the basted bag into the lining. Make two large pleats on each side of the lining so all edges match. Pin and sew everything together with a 1/2-inch seam.

  Set the bag into the lining.
  Make large pleats in the lining to fit and sew it all together.

14. Pull the bag to the right side through the lining's opening.

  Through the opening in the lining, pull the bag to the right side.

15. Press in the seam allowances of the opening and stitch closed along the folds.

  Close the opening in the lining by sewing along the folds.

16. Hand-sew beads to the purse top as desired.

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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.

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?
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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