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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.