Clutches are the hottest purse trend right now. This free clutch tutorial is a fun way to get in on this hot purse trend and make your own clutch in less than an hour. If you can sew straight line then you can sew this free clutch pattern.
To Make This Free Clutch Tutorial You Will Need:
Snap or Button
To start making your clutch you will need to cut out four pieces of fabric to 10 inches wide and 2 inches wall. These will be the top band of the clutch. You will also need four matching pieces of fusible interfacing.
Now, cut out 2 pieces of exterior fabric to 5 inches wall and 3 inches wide. Fold these had long ways and trim the end into a circle, just like on th tab you see in the photo.
Now, for the bottom of the clutch you want to cut out two pieces of fabric that are 13 inches wide and 5 inches tall. Iron matching pieces of interfacing to these as well.
For the interior you will need to cut out 2 pieces of the same size fabric, but no interfacing.
Now, make the tab for your clutch tutorial. To do this face the right side soft the curved tabs together. Sew the sides and the curved area. Use a 3/8 inch seam allowance. Turn inside out. Punch out the circle to make it smooth. Sew around the sides and rounded seam about 1/32 inch in from the sedge.
Install you button hole right tin the middle, about 1 inch up from the rounded end.
Now, take your two bottom exterior panels and two interior panels. Start with one piece. Fold it in half. Mark the middle. 1 inch to the right makes a pleated. Repeat half an inch out from the first pleat. Finally, do this one final time ½ inch out from the final pleated.
Repeat on the left side.
Pin the pleats in place and repeat on the other three pieces of the clutch pattern.
Now, take one of the 10 inch wide strips and lay one face down on the top edge of each of the pleated pieces. Pin together and sew teach seam with a 3/8 inch seam allowance
Take the two exterior pieces and pay them pattern sides together. Sew the sides and bottom together with a 3/8 inch seam allowance. Repeat on the liner fabrics leaving a 4 inch opening in the bottom.
Now, turn the bottom of the clutch exterior portion inside out.
Slip the interior panel up on the outside and line the two top edges up. Right sides should be facing together. Insert the tab with button hole you made on the back middle of the bag. Face down and pin in place.
Sew this seam around the top with a 3/8 inch seam all ounce.
Turn inside out an then sew the opening in the lining shut on the clutch pattern.
Sew a button in place on the front and you are finished.
You can also sew a nice line around the top opening of the free clutch tutorial for added detail as seen in the photo.