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
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!