So lately I’ve been all about the Clutch.
They are so perfect for carrying just a few things – your phone, cash, some lipstick, maybe an adorable coin purse – what more do you need?
I am using them all the time now, for dinner’s out, quick trips to the store, and the rare occasion I actually go to a party.
They are also fun to put a few things in and then slip into my big camera bag. That way if I’m on a trip or at an event, I don’t have to haul the giant bag with me ever time I need to make a quick trip to the restroom. Ahem.
This Simple DIY Fold Over Clutch goes together super fast too. It’s basically a giant zipper pouch – all angled and ready for a night out on the town.
I am all in love with this fabric too!
It’s from a new online fabric shop called Modern Yardage. They have awesome designs and they print fabrics that are colorful, trendy and fun!
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So to create your own clutch you’ll need:
1/2 yard for lining
1/4 yard for bottom outside fabric
1/4 yard for top outside fabric
1/8 yard contrast fabric for bottom corners
1/2 yard fusible fleece
1/4 yard mid weight interfacing
My fabrics are all from the Garden Party, Golden Sun Colorway at Modern Yardage. Though they have tons of great collections there – it’s so fun to check them all out!
Start by cutting out your fabric pieces.
From your lining you will need two rectangle that is angled across the top. It should be 13″ wide and 14″ tall at the top of the angle and 12″ tall at the bottom of the angle.
From the bottom outside fabric cut two rectangles 13″ wide and 7 1/2″ tall
From the top outside fabric cut two angled rectangle 13″ wide and 6 1/2″ tall at the top of the angle and 4 1/2″ tall at the bottom of the angle.
From the top outside fabric also cut two pocket pieces, 7″ x 5″
From the fusible fleece cut two pieces the same size as your lining pieces.
From the mid weight interfacing cut two pieces 13″ wide by 7 1/2″ tall
From your contrast corner fabric cut out 4 triangles that are 4″ tall and 4″ wide.
Whew. All cut out. :)
Begin by pressing the angled side of your triangles to the wrong side 1/4″. Line the triangles up at each corner of the bottom sections and sew them to the main fabric, along the folded edges.
Sew the top section to the bottom pieces, right sides together. Press the seams toward the bottom section.
Iron the fusible fleece to the wrong side of both the pieces.
Place your two pocket pieces right sides together and sew around all four sides, leaving a section open at the bottom for turning. Clip the corners.
Press the mid-weight interfacing pieces to the bottom half of the lining pieces on the wrong side.
Turn your pocket piece right side out and press. Place the pocket 3 1/2″ from each side and 2 1/2″ from the bottom of one of the lining pieces. Sew the pocket to lining piece around the two sides and across the bottom, sewing the opening closed at the same time.
Take your zipper and lay it across the top of one of your outside clutch pieces. The zipper should face towards the main fabric. Place a lining piece right side down on top of the main fabric piece and line up the top edges.
Put a zipper foot on your machine and sew all the pieces together along the top edge. You’ll probably want to adjust your zipper as you go so that you move it out of the way as you sew.
Open up the pieces and repeat the process with the other side of the zipper and the remaining two clutch pieces.
Press all the pieces away from the zipper.
Open up your zipper first. Place the two main fabrics right sides together and the two lining fabrics right sides together. Make sure you’re lining up your corner sections and the top seams so they line up. Sew around all the sides, leave a 5″ section open for turning right side out.
Clip the two middle sections on each side and each corner so it will turn right side out cleanly.
Your corner pieces should line up and match across the seams.
Turn right side out and press. Hand stitch the opening in the lining closed.
Tuck your lining inside and press again. Fold the top section over and press into place as well.
Now convince someone to take you out to dinner so you can show off your new clutch!
What do you think? Do you carry clutches?
Disclosure: I was provided with fabric from Modern Yardage for this project. All ideas and opinions are my own – I think you’d really enjoy the fabric and I wanted to show it off to you!