Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Tiny Clutch

While we lived in rexburg there was a cute little fabric shop called:  

 Unfortunately it was going out of business, and as sad as i was to see it go, there was no complaining when the prices dropped to 60% off 

And then to 90% off  Now this has got to be every fabric lovers dream! lets just say i got a steal of deal on great fabric and patterns while i lived there! (sadly most of which i had to leave behind in the storage unit when we moved)

One pattern i scored is for this little beauty...The Tiny Clutch
I think it turned out amazing and is a great beginners project.

Here's what i used to make it:
I used the pattern found here which i purchased  for $1 
2 kinds of fabric - one for the outside,one for the lining 
fusible interfacing
Sewing Machine

The pattern pieces were very simple just 2 to cut out

I cut out 2 pieces for the outside and 2 for the lining, 2 for the strap to close it, and 2 for the handle plus i cut out the fusible interfacing one for each piece except for the outer pieces which i used 2.
I then ironed on the fusible interfacing to each piece requiring it.

After ironing i started with the strap and the handle sewing them right sides together, then turning them right sides out ironing and top stitching. At this point i also sewed on a piece of Velcro to the strap.

I then placed them where i wanted them on one side of one of the outer pieces and sewed them in place. Here i also added the other piece of the Velcro a couple inches from the top of the main fabric.

I also wanted to put my own twist on it and added some ruffles to the outside of it (because you all know how much i love ruffles!)

Next i sewed  the lining of the clutch down both sides and across the bottom But i left a few inches on the bottom for turning it later.

Then i made box corners on it (the instructions were great on teaching this, though i already knew how to do it) I really love this technique because it just gives it more space to put your stuff. I followed the same instructions above to sew the outside fabric for the clutch as well as making the special corners. (one exception for the outside fabric you sew all the way across the bottom of the fabric unlike the lining fabric.)

Next i placed the out side inside the lining  fabric with right sides together .

Pinned the top all the way around and then sewed it together.

After that all i had to do was pull the inside out through the opening i left on the lining fabric  and then sewed that opening closed.

And there you have it! 

Go ahead and strap it together

Not to bad?

Can we say cute or what? You could do this with pretty much any kind of fabric i have some laminated fabric that i think i'm going to have to try this out on!
I would say this a pretty good pattern for beginners its very simple and is a fairly quick project to make!

Have Fun!


  1. Adorable clutch! Little fabric shops are my favorite. I think it is just too hard for them to compete with the big guys.

  2. This is so lovely! I just pinned the greatest outfit that features almost the same bag. Thanks so much for joining our Pin'Inspiration party :-)

  3. 90% off...did you buy the whole store?
    The clutch is feminine too.
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

  4. Cute material, really cute clutch although it is sad to see mom and pop fabric stores go out of business. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Really lovely cloutch! I am a beginner sewer, it would be a great next project for me.

  6. Super cute. You made it look so easy I might have to try. Thanks.

  7. Really cute--colors and patterns perfect together!!

  8. that came out great!
    You should join me for Handmade 52!

  9. Great fabric and tute!! TFS!! Love the clutch!! Stopping by from A Little Knick Knack linky party and your newest follower here, FB and Pinterest.

    Here is what I shared this week:

  10. I have been wanting a pillow made in the fabric! The clutch is adorable!! 90%off!! :) Thanks so much for stopping by to link up at Sassy Sites ffa Friday party! Have a great weekend!


  11. This si so darling... 90% off WOW, that would be fun! THanks so much for showing off!


  12. Very cute clutch! Who wouldn't jump at a chance to get fabric at such great prices. Thank you for showing this. Your friend from The Blog Entourage Blog Hop.

  13. Thank you for sharing this fabulous post to Potpourri Friday!

  14. SO cute! I wish I knew of a store with major fabric discount! Sad that it is closing but nice that you got some deals from it!

  15. That is absolutely adorable!! Love it! The colors, the pattern, everything about it! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

  16. Did that sign say 90% off??!? Now that's where to shop for fabric. You made a fantastic clutch, I especially love the roses. Gorgeous!
    Jenn from, hopping from Strictly Homemade
    (newest happy follower!)

  17. Gorgeous clutch. I love the fabric. And the blue flowers are awesome.
    Greetings from Germany

  18. that is adorable and I love, love, love that material. So pretty how you paired those colors. I started a link party at my blog and I'd love for you to link this up. If you're interested it's Have a lovely day, Maria

    1. hi! your one of my regulars on my weekly link ups! thanks for stopping by!

  19. So pretty and looks fairly easy for a beginner sewer like myself. Please come share this at my blog if you get a chance.

  20. this is too cute1 I love the fabric and the ruffles. I am having a Make a Gift on the 25th Party on Blissful and Domestic. I would LOVE for you to link this up,. It makes for a great gift idea too!

  21. Man do I need to learn how to sew! This is great! Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

  22. Oh my gosh, this is so super cute! Thanks for sharing on Love it! Have a great weekend ahead!! xo

  23. LOVE it! So cute! I wanted to let you know I featured this cute clutch in this week's Stay At Home Nation Spotlight. Congratulations! Grab a button(I only have one)& post it proudly! I hope you link up again this week!

  24. Very cute clutch!! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you back next Saturday to share more great ideas! -The Sisters

  25. This is soooo cute!!! Love!!! I am your newest follower. I found you on a link party!!! If you would like to check out my blog too. And follow me back. That would be wonderful!! I am kind of new to blogging, but excited to share ideas and recipes. And doing giveaways for Mineral makeup.


  26. That clutch is seriously adorable!!

    New follower via Dear Creatives.

    Hope you will stop by my blog and say hi.



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