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Topic: tutorial for the super easy clutch with big button and wrist strap  (Read 4454 times)
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« on: July 06, 2006 05:35:48 PM »

I made this a few weeks ago from some old scraps.



The patches are from some coordinating material I had and I kind of like the results.

Now the tutorial:

Materials:  2 rectangles of fabric about 10x13 inches for the body, 1 rectangle about 12x 3 inches for strap, fusible interfacing, big button, fabric for patches or other adornments

Fuse interfacing to all of your fabric.  This will make it sturdier and it wont fray when you cut your button hole. 

Place your body fabric together, right sides together.  Sew only 3 sides.  You need to leave the fourth side open so you can add your button, patches, and strap.

Turn your body right side out.

Fold your strap in half with wrong side facing out.  Sew and turn right side out.  You can use something to help you out with this.  I used the handle of a spatula.  Dont ask why.  Just make sure its not too pointy or it can rip a hole.

Fold your body determine the final shape.

Place your patches and other adornments.  Pin this stuff only to the outer fabric.

Sew your patches (satin stitch or hand sew) to your outer fabric.

Determine button placement and sew to outer fabric.

Determine your strap placement.  You can do this several ways, but just make sure your putting it BETWEEN the outer and inner fabric on the WRONG side.

Fold the open side under and pin strap in place

Sew this side of the rectangle. Then sew up the side other side to make them look the same.

Fold up a third of the body to the previously determined spot. Pin and sew up the sides over your seems.

Sew your buttonhole using a satin stitch.

Cut your button whole with sharp, fine scissors or seam ripper.  Be careful! Then your done!

See, its super easy!

« Last Edit: July 08, 2006 01:52:54 PM by WeeWah » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2006 05:40:01 PM »

i love clutches!

« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2006 05:44:03 PM »

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2006 05:54:34 PM »

that is so cute considering the fact that its made out of scraps.

Everything goes so well together. The red dots on the flower fabric fooled me for a moment.

I thought you punched holes in the fabric and sewed them up.

« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2006 05:59:29 PM »

It's gorgeous.     I love black and red together.
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2006 06:53:02 PM »

Very cute!! Smiley

I'd love to see more pics so I can see how it's put together. OR, can you post a tute for us? Prettty pleeeease.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2006 07:30:12 PM »

LOVE it!

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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2006 07:31:29 PM »

I like that alot, how did you make it to be so thick?

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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2006 07:52:16 PM »

omg i love it. is the lining just plain black?
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2006 08:03:21 PM »

Tres cute. It's odd-- I can't decide whether it looks more Asian or French.

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