I saw this clutch on Anthropologie's website and decided to try it out. The original clutch is made of straw. I used linen and attached it to denim for extra weight.
This is the first time I've ever provided a pattern. If any of you have suggestions or tips for creating patterns please send them my way. I'm open to suggestions on all of my projects (^_^)
Let's get to it!!!
Start by printing the PDF pattern and cutting it out. Be sure your printer is set to full size
Place the pattern on your fabric with the straight edge on the fold..
Trace around the pattern from top to bottom.
You'll need to cut two of these pieces. One out of your outer fabric and one out of your lining fabric.
This will be the back and flap of the clutch. Set those pieces aside.
Place the pattern on 2 more pieces of fabric just as you did in the previous step.
Trace around the pattern starting at the dotted line.
Use a ruler to get a straight top edge.
This will be the front of your clutch
Your pieces should look like this
To determine where you want to attach the snap, place the front outer piece on top of the lining piece.
Attach the snap piece in the determined places
Next, we need to assemble the flower...
You can use the petal provided in the pattern or create your own.
Place the petal pattern on the fabric with the straight edge on the fold. Cut this out.
You'll need to cut 5 of these petals.
Use fray check or zig zag stitch around the edges to prevent fraying
Fold the petal in half at the point.
Make a small stitch to hold the edges together at the point
Repeat this process on all 10 ends of the petals
Your point should look like this
Make small gathering stitches down the center of each petal and gather the center.
Place two of the petals on top of each others cross ways. Hand stitch them together.
Place the third petal on top of the two at a diagonal
Continue with the remaining petals hand stitching them together until you've completed your flower.
Cut a small strip of fabric.
Fold and press it into thirds.
Tie a knot in the center of the fabric and trim the tails.
Hand stitch the knot to the center of the flower.
Hand stitch the flower to the top of the outer back piece.
Let's put it all together...
Place the lining and outer front pieces right sides together.
Pin and sew along the top straight edge only.
Turn the piece right side out.
Press the seam flat and top stitch it with a 1/8" seam allowance.
With the right sides together, sandwich the front piece between the lining and outer back pieces.
Carefully pin and sew.
You'll have to fold the flower back out of the way.
Leave a small opening at the bottom
Use the small opening to turn your bag right side out.
Press the bag flat and straighten it out.
Top stitch along the top flap with a 1/8" seam allowance
Slip stitch the bottom opening
You're all done!!
Be sure to post your version below.
If you have any questions please message me and I'll get back to you ASAP.
Any suggestions on how to make this better send em my way!
Now go make that clutch!!!