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Draw a simple design on fabric and sew a handy-sized zipper clutch
Drawn with fabric markers, cut from a curved pattern, and constructed with a single pleat for a handy sized zipper clutch. Suitable for sunglasses and a few other spare parts.

Finished Dimensions: 5.5 inches tall x 9 inches wide

Posted by Charm Stitch from Columbia, South Carolina, United States • Published See Charm Stitch's 7 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Preparation:

    Using fabric markers by Crayola begin doodling your pattern on two plain fabric panels measuring 7.5″ tall x 12″ wide. Heat set according to manufacturers instructions.

  • How to make a clutch. Sketchy Pleat Clutch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut main fabric to Pattern Piece “1.” Cut lining fabric to Pattern Piece “2.”

    Transfer and mark pleat points (on pattern) on the main (outer) fabric.

    Fold both outer points in toward center. Finger press and sew the pleat flat (1/4″ seam allowance).

  • How to make a clutch. Sketchy Pleat Clutch - Step 3
    Step 3

    (OPTIONAL) If using piping, attach piping to the curved edge of one piece of main fabric.

  • How to make a clutch. Sketchy Pleat Clutch - Step 4
    Step 4

    Place the main fabric face up and align one edge of the zipper to it (zipper head should be laying face down). Pin in place and sew with a zipper foot.

  • How to make a clutch. Sketchy Pleat Clutch - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place lining fabric print side down on top of the main fabric (right side up) and attached zipper. The zipper should be laying flat against the main fabric as it was when sewn. Sew the lining to the zipper and main fabric. Press lining and main fabric away from zipper.

  • How to make a clutch. Sketchy Pleat Clutch - Step 6
    Step 6

    Repeat with other panels.

  • How to make a clutch. Sketchy Pleat Clutch - Step 7
    Step 7

    Place the main outer fabric halves right sides together, pushing the zipper tail away from the main fabric, sew these two panels with a half inch seam allowance.

  • How to make a clutch. Sketchy Pleat Clutch - Step 8
    Step 8

    Open zipper halfway and repeat the process with the lining. This time leave a 3-4″ hole to turn the bag right side out.

  • How to make a clutch. Sketchy Pleat Clutch - Step 9
    Step 9

    Turn the bag right side out through the hole and flatten the piece, pushing out the curved edges of the lining and main fabrics. Pinch the hole shut and sew closed.

  • How to make a clutch. Sketchy Pleat Clutch - Step 10
    Step 10

    Stuff lining inside the bag. You’re done.

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