Spring Racing DIY Clutch
Project Creator: Roslyn Russell
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: INTERMEDIATE
> Brother NV1800Q Computerised Sewing Machine
> Fabric Cutter
> Wonder clips or pins
> 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)
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”
Using the built-in ¼” seam, stitch the two exterior fabrics together to form two exterior panels. Press seam open.
With a hot dry iron, fuse the fleece to the exterior panels. Then fuse the lightweight interfacing to the lining pieces.
Add a line of stitching to the exterior panel just above the seam to give the clutch a finished look.
Take the zipper and fold each end under and secure with a few stitches. This gives the finished pouch a very neat look.
Lay the zipper on top of the exterior piece with right sides together.
Lay the lining on top with the lining and exterior being right sides together. Secure with wonder clips or pins.
Stitch down using your zipper foot.
Repeat process for the other panel and lining pieces. Press gently then topstitch either side of the zipper.
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!)
Place the two lining pieces right sides together and the two exterior pieces right sides together. Secure with wonder clips.
Stitch all the way around leaving a 3 to 4 inch opening in the lining.
Clip corners and pull the exterior through the hole in the lining to turn the right way out.
Press lining hole and stitch shut using a coordinating thread. Push lining into pouch.
Give your clutch a final press across the exterior pieces.
Congratulations your Spring Racing DIY clutch is complete!