Clever Clutch

Turn your stash into valu­able projects. This cute lit­tle clutch will store all your small quilt­ing no­tions or makeup.

Annie's Quilting for the Home - - Contents - De­sign by Lynn Weglarz


Skill Level: Begin­ner Clutch Size: Ap­prox­i­mately 81/2" x 61/2"


• 1 fat eighth white/orange print • 1 fat quar­ter orange/red dot • 1 fat quar­ter co­or­di­nat­ing stripe • Thread • 9" co­or­di­nat­ing zip­per • 1/3 yard wo­ven cot­ton fusible in­ter­fac­ing • 5/8"–3/4" but­ton • Size 3 or 4 snap • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies

Cut­ting From white/orange print:

• Cut 1 (41/2" x9") B rec­tan­gle.

From orange/red dot:

Bond the cot­ton wo­ven fusible in­ter­fac­ing to the wrong side of the orange/red dot.

• Cut 2 (7"x 9") A rec­tan­gles. • Pre­pare tem­plate for tab us­ing pat­tern given; cut 2 orange/ red dot tabs.

From co­or­di­nat­ing stripe:

• Cut 1 (21/2" x9") C piece along bias. • Cut 1 (1"x 7") bias D strip for zip­per pull. • Cut re­main­ing into 13/4"-wide bias strips to to­tal 22" when joined.

Com­plet­ing the Clutch

1. Place the two tab pieces right sides to­gether, match­ing raw edges. Stitch around edges, leav­ing the short end open as shown in Fig­ure 1. 2. Clip corners and turn the stitched tab right side out; press flat.

3. Top­stitch long and point edges of tab as shown in Fig­ure 2. 4. Cen­ter and baste the tab to one A rec­tan­gle as shown in Fig­ure 3 to make the clutch front. 5. With right sides to­gether, stitch C to one 9" edge of B as shown in Fig­ure 4; press seam to­ward B. 6. Press the long edge of C 1/4" to the wrong side. Press C to the wrong side to cover the B/C seam as shown in Fig­ure 5; stitch in the ditch of the B/C seam to fin­ish the pocket. 7. Place the pocket piece right side up on the clutch front un­der tab, match­ing bot­tom edges; baste in place around edges as shown in Fig­ure 6. 8. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 7 and us­ing a zip­per foot, stitch one side of the zip­per tape to the right side of the top edge of the clutch front. 9. Re­peat with the sec­ond side of the zip­per tape on one 9" edge of the re­main­ing A rec­tan­gle. Press A pieces away from the zip­per tape; top­stitch in place as shown in Fig­ure 8. 10. Un­zip zip­per half­way. With right sides to­gether, match­ing side and bot­tom edges, stitch around edges us­ing a big 1/4" seam al­lowance to make the clutch as shown in Fig­ure 9.

11. Press 1/4" to the wrong side on one short end and one long side of the 22" stripe bias strip. Place pressed end at the top zip­per edge of one side of the seam stitched in step 10, right side down, and re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 10, stitch the raw edge of the strip to the stitched seam, mi­ter­ing at corners as shown in Fig­ure 11. 12. When you reach the op­po­site end, trim any ex­cess 1/4" be­yond the end, fold the end to the wrong side and com­plete the seam.

13. Press the bias strip to the right side to en­close the seam and top­stitch in place from the in­side to fin­ish the seam as shown in Fig­ure 12. 14. Match one bot­tom and side seam and draw a line 11/2" from the point as shown in Fig­ure 13; stitch on the marked line to make a square cor­ner. Re­peat to make the sec­ond square cor­ner. 15. Tack the cor­ner points to the side seams re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 14. Turn right side out. 16. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 15, fold each long raw edge of the D strip to the cen­ter and press; fold in half and stitch along the open edge to make the zip­per pull. Cut each end at an an­gle. Thread one end through the zip­per tab and tie a knot to hold. 17. Sew the but­ton 1" from the point of the tab. Add the snap pieces to the wrong side of the tab and to the pocket to fin­ish.

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