Hi Darlings, Okay so I had a little issue with my video, my card reader says the file is corrupt and I have tried EVERYTHING to get it to work (ugh!!!!) so I have to film it again…BUT because I told you I would post my DIY I took some pics of the step by step and explain it all below. I will try to film it again over the weekend and will post a video for you guys with a bonus design or something… I know I have spoiled you with video tutorials, lol!

CLUTCH

TOOLS:

  • 5/8 Yard Fabric (My previous plaid fabric HERE) but you can make this out of any medium weight fabric and even home decor fabrics too. MY FLORAL FABRIC below is from Michael Levine HERE
  • 5/8 Yard Lining Fabric (options HERE) but again you can use any lightweight lining fabric or quilting cotton for fun prints.
  • 1/2 Yard Heavy Weight Fusible Interfacing HERE
  • 16″ or 18″ Zipper (I prefer long zippers so the zipper pull stays out of my way.

fabric

 Cut (2) 15″ x 18″ pieces of fabric

lining

 Cut (2) 15″ x 18″ pieces of lining

interfacing

 Cut (2) 13″ x 16″ pieces of fusible heavy weight interfacing

apllyinterfacing

 Fuse your interfacing to your main fabric pieces (not your lining) centering it.

zip

Note: We attach the zipper to the shorter sides (15″) Open your zipper and sandwich your zipper in between one fabric and one lining piece. Pin layers together. Make sure your zipper is face down on the fabric and the wrong side of the zipper tape is facing the lining (as shown)

sewzip

Sew through all layers using your zipper foot and make sure your layers stay aligned…pin, pin pin!

stitchlining

Now open it up so you can stitch close to the edge on the lining side…. This will avoid the lining catching when you open the clutch.

press

Press both sides.

ZIP2

Attach the other lining and fabric piece the same way to the other side of the zipper tape.

SEWLINING

Open up the layers and lay lining pieces right side facing and fabric pieces right sides facing. Open up your zipper about 4″ before pinning all around.

STOP

Sew all around stoping where the stop here is above. You are sewing in a U shape.

SEWLINING1

Sew all around stoping 2″ in and leaving an opening for turning as shown above. Stop at the top same as you did for the for fabric pieces.

tunrned

Use the opening in the lining to open the zipper all the way and to pull your fabric through the opening to get it right side out. Cut off excess zipper.

close

press your seam allowance for the opening and sew it closed…stitching close the edge.

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inside

Stuff your lining inside your bag, give it another press and you are done! Fold it over and rock it.

finish

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