Monday, August 29, 2011

Cute Little Clutches


   Stepping away from the quilt table for a day and stepping into a quick project; today I am whipping together some cute little clutches. With teen girls in the house, you always need a little zippered tote for this or that. Sweet and discrete, this project can easily fit into a gym bag, purse, or backpack.


   A quick rummage through the remnant bin and a raffle through the sewing notions started the creative flurry. My girls are very different girls with very different styles and tastes, therefore, very different fabrics were needed to give them just the right clutch.

 
   Using the zipper length as my guide, each clutch is the width of the zipper and the length of it minus 1 1/2 inches. For example, if the zipper is 7" the fabric rectangles are each 7x5 1/2". The rectangles are stitched to the zipper (right sides up) then stitched together (right sides together). Once turned inside out- viola! Clutch!
   My girls came home from work to a table full of little zipper clutches- various sizes and colors- and absolutely loved them. Each girl chose two for their own and put them right to use!

   If you would like to make some cute little clutches all your own, check out http://www.amykarol.com/. Our basic idea for these clutches came from her book Bend the Rules Sewing (borrowed from our local library). Happy stitching!