People who wear evening gowns or dressy outfits always have a clutch purse. Almost all fabric can be made into a clutch purse. Unless otherwise noted, you had better use 1/4-inch seam allowance.
Steps to Create a Clutch Purse
- Cut four 10-by-7-inch pieces of fabric.
- Cut two 10-by-7 inches pieces of fusible interfacing.
- Iron one piece of interfacing to the wrong side of each lining.
- Place an outer fabric sheet and the right side of lining together. Stitch them along the side and bottom edges, leaving the top edge open.
- Turn the pieces right side out, and turn the open edges of the outside and lining under 1/2 inch. Topstitch along the pressed edges.
- For other fabrics and linings, repeat steps 4 and 5.
- Put the front and back of the purse together, lining outward. Sew along the side and bottom edges, and turn the purse on the right.
Steps to Make the Flap
- Cut a 10 inch wide, 7 inch high fabric for covering the top of the purse.
- Cut a 10 x 7 inch interface, and iron it to the wrong side of the fabric. Sew along the side, leaving the folded edges open.
- Turn the opening edge 1/2 inch, and turn the flip side to the right.
- Align the folded edge of the flap with the top edge of the back of the purse.
- Stitch the flap to the top edge of the purse, leaving the purse open.
- Sew the half of the buckle (stud) around the top edge of the flap.
- Sew the indent half in front of the purse.
- A curvier clutch purse can be made as long as you round off the lower corners of the fabric and lining pieces.
- Be careful when using scissors, pins, iron, sewing machines and sewing needles.
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