Knit a Fabulous Fabric Clutch

comments (1) November 2nd, 2012     

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Tina_Hilton Tina Hilton, contributor
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The finished size is 10 inches x 5 inches.
Overlap the ends of the strip. 
Make sure to cut the slot accurately. 
The finished size is 10 inches x 5 inches.

The finished size is 10 inches x 5 inches.

Photo: Tina Hilton

Knitting with fabric is a fun way to use up the yardage collecting dust in your craft stash. This is your opportunity to utilize that "what was I thinking?" fabric taking up valuable space in your cupboards and closets. Knitting with fabric has a utilitarian feel when you are whipping up place mats and rugs, but crafting a cute clutch with fabric highlighted with a bit of gold along with a splash of novelty yarn elevates it to the high-fashion realm.

What You'll Need:
Cotton fabric (1-1/2 yards total is plenty)
   I used three different fabrics:
   A: Blue-green with gold metallic highlights
   B: Rust with gold metallic highlights
   C: Sage green and pumpkin
Novelty yarn (I used a gold-tone loopy yarn and a gold-metallic eyelash yarn)
Size 15 knitting needles
Large tapestry or yarn needle
Magnetic snap
Large decorative button

Prepare the fabric
Cut fabric strips 1-1/2 inches wide. Fold the fabric lengthwise, selvage to selvage. I used a quilting rotary cutter and mat board to make the cutting process easy and fast.

Join the strips together to create one continuous length either by sewing or tying together. I used the slot knot method, where you overlap the ends of the strips by 1 inch with the strip you are adding on the top.

  Overlap the ends of the strip.

Fold the strips in the middle of the overlap and cut a 1/4-inch slot midway.

  Make sure to cut the slot accurately.

Unfold the strip and take the opposite end of the yarn you are adding up from the bottom and pull it through the slot.

  Don't twist the strip as you pull both ends tight to join the knot.


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Comments (1)

caro writes: I see yarn in the list of supplies, but not in the instructions. Is the yarn used along with the fabric in knitting?

carole villeneuve
Posted: 10:07 pm on October 26th
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