Spring Racing DIY Clutch

Project Creator: Roslyn Russell
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: INTERMEDIATE

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Tools

> Scissors
> Brother NV1800Q Computerised Sewing Machine
> Ruler
> Fabric Cutter
> Wonder clips or pins
> Iron

Materials

> Two fat quarters of exterior fabric (I’ve used Mustang by Cotton + Steel and a mustard metallic Lizzy House Pearl Bracelet print)
> Fabric for lining • Metal zip with decorative pull (you can find them via sites like Etsy or other specialist haberdashers)
> Fusible fleece (I used Legacy 808 Craft Fuse ie: Pellon 808)
> Lightweight interfacing for lining (I used Legacy SF101 ie: Pellon SF101)

Step 1:

Cut your fabrics: • Exterior A (mustang print) 2 x 11.5” x 5” • Exterior B (pearl bracelet) 2 x 11.5” x 3.5” • Lining fabric: 2 x 11.5” x 7.5” • Light weight interfacing: 2 x 11.5” x 7.5” • Fusible fleece: 2 x 11.5” x 7.5”

Step 2:

Using the built-in ¼” seam, stitch the two exterior fabrics together to form two exterior panels. Press seam open.

Step 3:

With a hot dry iron, fuse the fleece to the exterior panels. Then fuse the lightweight interfacing to the lining pieces.

Step 4:

Add a line of stitching to the exterior panel just above the seam to give the clutch a finished look.

Step 5:

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Take the zipper and fold each end under and secure with a few stitches. This gives the finished pouch a very neat look.

Step 6:

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Lay the zipper on top of the exterior piece with right sides together.

Step 7:

Lay the lining on top with the lining and exterior being right sides together. Secure with wonder clips or pins.

Step 8:

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Stitch down using your zipper foot.

Step 9:

Repeat process for the other panel and lining pieces. Press gently then topstitch either side of the zipper.

Step 10:

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Open the zipper. (Super important! If you don’t, you won’t be able to turn the pouch right way out once it’s stitched up!)

Step 11:

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Place the two lining pieces right sides together and the two exterior pieces right sides together. Secure with wonder clips.

Step 12:

Stitch all the way around leaving a 3 to 4 inch opening in the lining.

Step 13:

Clip corners and pull the exterior through the hole in the lining to turn the right way out.

Step 14:

Press lining hole and stitch shut using a coordinating thread. Push lining into pouch.

Step 15:

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Give your clutch a final press across the exterior pieces.

Congratulations your Spring Racing DIY clutch is complete!