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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