Sunday, July 22, 2012

Black Lace Clutch

Sunday, July 22, 2012
After success with Amanda's tutorial for her bow tie clutch (my take on it here), I decided to make a lace clutch. I used the lace trim from an old tank top, sewn on top of some solid canvas.

I started by cutting the outer and lining fabrics into two 10 x 10 inch squares and two11 x 5 inch rectangles (one each for lining and outer fabric, approximate sizes).

Next, I sewed the lace trim onto the outer fabric in overlapping strips. (Like my purple nails? For some reason, I'm really loving the pastel nail colors!)

Then, I sewed the two outer fabric pieces together, inside out, rounding the edges, and trimming the extra fabric. (Pardon my sewing skills... I'm working on them!)

I turned it right side out so I could see how it was coming together

Next, I stitched a little pocket only my lining fabric. I don't know about you, but I often find it helpful to have a pocket for cash or cards. It helps keep things organized.

I stitched the lining fabric with right sides together into the clutch shape as I did for the outer fabric. I left a hole along one of the sides so that I could turn the entire clutch inside out once sewn together.

Then, I turned my outer fabric inside out again, and pinned my lining fabric inside, with right sides together. (See pictures below).

I folded the lace up on the top of the flap part so that it wouldn't get sewn to the lining.

I stitched all the way around where the lining and outer fabric came together. Then, I turned the clutch right side out, through the little hole.

I stitched the hole together and folded/pushed the lining into the clutch.

Finally, I hand stitched two snaps onto the top flap and the front, under the lace.

 To make the edge of the bag smooth, I decided to stitch some lining fabric across the inside front of the clutch.

There you have it! A little lace clutch with a pocket and snaps. Hope you like it!

Black Lace Clutch!

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  1. This is a beautiful clutch bag. Love the lace; so elegant. :-)

    1. Thank you, Libby! I'm loving lace right now :)

  2. So cute! I'm your newest follower! :) I'm a nursing student, mommy, wife, and crafter so I get how little time there is "outside of medical life." Best of luck to you on getting your MD! :)

    1. Thanks for the compliment and thanks for following! I'm headed over to your blog now... glad to have found another "medical crafter" in blog land!!

  3. Very nice! I am on a lace kick right now (the "sturdier" thick kind) and this would be a fun little project.

    1. Isn't lace great? Would love to see your take on this project!

  4. This is so beautiful, and such a creative idea. I have a link party, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  5. that is just crazy! GREAT job!!!! I am so scared to try a sewing project like this... but with your step by step photos.... maybeee! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration! And I am glad you are taking time away from school to do crafts!


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