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Inspired by Anthropologie's "Solarbloom Clutch"
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!!!

Posted by Ms. Nikell from Charlotte, North Carolina, United States • Published See Ms. Nikell's 46 projects »
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  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 1
    Step 1

    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.

  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 2
    Step 2

    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.

  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use a ruler to get a straight top edge.

    This will be the front of your clutch

  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 4
    Step 4

    Your pieces should look like this

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  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 5
    Step 5

    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

  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 6
    Step 6

    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.

  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use fray check or zig zag stitch around the edges to prevent fraying

  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fold the petal in half at the point.

    Make a small stitch to hold the edges together at the point

  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 9
    Step 9

    Repeat this process on all 10 ends of the petals

    Your point should look like this

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  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 10
    Step 10

    Make small gathering stitches down the center of each petal and gather the center.

  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 11
    Step 11

    Place two of the petals on top of each others cross ways. Hand stitch them together.

  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 12
    Step 12

    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.

  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 13
    Step 13

    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.

  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 14
    Step 14

    Hand stitch the knot to the center of the flower.

  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 15
    Step 15

    Hand stitch the flower to the top of the outer back piece.

  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 16
    Step 16

    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.

  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 17
    Step 17

    Turn the piece right side out.

    Press the seam flat and top stitch it with a 1/8" seam allowance.

  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 18
    Step 18

    With the right sides together, sandwich the front piece between the lining and outer back pieces.

  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 19
    Step 19

    Carefully pin and sew.

    You'll have to fold the flower back out of the way.

    Leave a small opening at the bottom

  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 20
    Step 20

    Use the small opening to turn your bag right side out.

  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 21
    Step 21

    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

  • How to make a clutch. Anthro Inspired Clutch (With Free Pattern) - Step 22
    Step 22

    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!

  • Step 23

    Now go make that clutch!!!

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Birgit
Birgit · Leuven, Flanders, BE · 35 projects
wow, I like your version way better! Happy
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WILD ROSE
WILD ROSE · Ensenada, Baja California, MX · 11 projects
always ur very nice, thanx for show ur works ;)
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Nimbusmarnie
Nimbusmarnie · Colchester, England, GB · 4 projects
Great tutorial, thanks Happy
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