Inspired by yet another yummy awakening...literally, I had nodded off on the couch with the television on and I awoke just in time to see Martha demonstrating this clutch with Robin Grawunder of Upstyle Designs. You can find her here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Upstyle?section_id=5790712 Robin sells these little yum yums already made for you; or thank you 'Martha' and Robin, you can make your own per the instructions below or find the printable or sharable version here: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/fabric-clutch I can think of about at least fifteen or twenty of my favorite girls whom I would love to make these for as soon as I get my steam back! :)
I hope you have an inspired and blessed day...XOXO Keke
Add a pop of color to any outfit with these simple-to-sew fabric clutches from Robin Grawunder. Include a personalized label on the bag's interior, if desired.
ClutchTools and Materials:
Decorative fabric for outside of clutch
Fabric for lining
Heavyweight fusible stabilizer
Coordinating machine-sewing thread
Bond 527 Multi-Purpose Cement
Metal clutch frame hardware
1. Cut 13-by-13 1/2-inch pieces from outer fabric, lining fabric, and heavyweight fusible stabilizer. Cut a 10 1/2-by-13-inch piece of fusible fleece. With an iron, fuse heavyweight stabilizer to wrong side of outer fabric, then fuse fleece to center of stabilized side of fabric.
2. With right sides of outer and lining fabrics together, sew 1/2-inch seams along both longer 13 1/2-inch edges.
3. Turn sewn pieces so right sides are facing out, and press seams flat.
4. Fold in half, matching seams at top, with lining on inside. Sew a 1/4-inch seam on outside raw edges, then trim seam allowances to 1/8 inch and snip in at the corners. Turn again, so outside fabric is on the inside. Sew 1/4-inch seam along edges, creating a finished French seam, then turn right side out.
5. Fold corners down; mark and sew a 2-inch gusset on each. Trim corner to 1/8 inch. Turn again so lining faces out; sew a 1/4-inch seam along gussets to finish seams. Turn right side out one last time.
6. Apply a bead of fabric glue to metal frame. Center over top seam, carefully insert fabric in metal frame, and secure in place with tape. Allow glue to set for several hours.
7. Remove tape, tuck outside corners behind frame, and snap closed.
Tools and Materials:
Computer with program for designing labels
Jacquard Inkjet printable silk
Steam-a-Seam double-sided fusible interfacing
Scissors or rotary cutter
1. Create labels in an 8 1/2-by-11-inch document using any program that generates images, words, letters, etc.
2. With an inkjet printer, print document on silk side of printable silk page. Let ink set for 15 minutes.
3. Carefully peel off paper backing from silk and discard. Place sheet on flat surface and gently reshape. Apply Steam-a-Seam double-sided fusible interfacing to wrong side of silk with a warm iron.
4. Cut labels from sheet. Peel off paper backing, and iron labels in place on handmade items.
ResourcesMetal clutch frame hardware and purse supply kits are available on Etsy.com. Jacquard Inkjet Sheets are available on Amazon. Steam-a-Seam is available from Warm Company.