Monday, July 1, 2013

American Flag Clutch

A friend sent me this link for making some shirts for the 4th on Our Good Life blog.  These were super easy, no sew!  So, I whipped up these shirt the other day, but I liked them so much I used the same design to make myself a clutch!

red rick-rack
navy ribbon
iron on tape
burlap pouch (I purchased several at Target's $1 spot a few months ago, but I have also seen these at JoAnne's and Michael's recently).
lining fabric

I started by measuring and cutting the fabric for my lining.  I also decided to add a little pocket inside as well.

First I sewed the pocket on then hemmed the sides.  I cheated on the top hem and just used the iron-on hemming tape.

Then I fit the lining inside and used the iron-on hemming tape to iron the top edge in.  I could not get this clutch on my machine to sew around, but later I will sew it in by hand.

Since the lining was done, I just cut the rick-rack and ribbon to make the flag and ironed it on using the tape.  I also ironed on the bow, too.

Next, I added a loop of ribbon for a handle.

Almost done, I hand sewed the to edge to make sure that lining stayed in.  This also put a nice little navy blue line across the top of the clutch.

And here is the completed clutch, already to use on Wednesday!

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1 comment:

  1. This is a really cute clutch!!! I'm pinning this on my patriotic pins board.

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