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Floral Clutch Bag

Floral Clutch Bag

Floral Clutch Bag

Today we are going to make a Floral Clutch Bag from soft imitation suede. The Clutch bag and flap is lined with thin batting. The inside of the bag has a fabric lining and the flap is lined with suede. The completed bag (closed) measures 12″ across and 7.5″ in height/30cm x 19cm

What You Will Need To Make Your Floral Clutch Bag.

Hoop for embroidery: 5″x7″/130mmx180mm

Cut-Away Stabilizer

Marathon Threads as per Colour Chart

1 Piece of Suede measuring 15″x12″/38cmx30cm

1 Piece of Suede to fit Flap Pattern – this is the Lining

1 Piece of thin Batting to fit Flap Pattern

.75’wide Bias Binding x 55″ long/2cm wide x 140cm long

For the BAG:

2 Pieces of Suede measuring 17″x10″/43cmx26cm

2 Pieces of Fabric lining measuring as above

1 magnetic clasp

Fabric Temporary Adhesive Spray

Fabric Marker pencil – must be able to come out easily

Let’s Get Started

Print out the Pattern Pieces and the Pattern Layout Guide. Do not resize.

Floral Clutch Bag

Bag Flap: Cut pages along borders and tape pieces together. Actual pattern size.

Floral Clutch Bag

Bag: As above. Pattern pieces are now prepared. We’re going to embroider the Bag Flap first.

Floral Clutch Bag

Using the Pencil Marker, find the centre of the Bag Flap Fabric. Hoop up.

Floral Clutch Bag

Following the Colour Chart stitch out the embroidery design. Take the embroidery out of the hoop. Trim away the excess stabilizer around the embroidery.

Floral Clutch Bag

Place the Flap pattern over the embroidery. The lowest point of the embroidery should be about 1.5cm/.5″ above the circle marker for the magnetic clip shown on the pattern.

TIP:

I copied the Flap pattern onto Tracing Paper to see the placement of the embroidery – it cuts out the guesswork!

Floral Clutch Bag

Cut out the Bag Flap.

Floral Clutch Bag

Spray the batting lightly with Fabric Spray and press onto wrong side of flap.

Floral Clutch Bag

Using a small zig-zag stitch, stitch the batting in place right round the outer edge.

Floral Clutch Bag

Fit the magnetic clasp onto the suede lining.

Floral Clutch Bag

Spray the batting with fabric spray and place the suede lining on top of the batting.

Floral Clutch Bag

Stitch the Bias-binding around the flap. Fold to back side and hand stitch in place.

Floral Clutch Bag

Now do the top the same way.

BAG:

Stitch all the darts: Batting, Lining and Suede.

Floral Clutch Bag

Attach the Batting to each suede bag piece and stitch right round to hold the batting in place.

Floral Clutch Bag

Place the bag pieces on top of each other. Pin. Stitch seam width round the outer edge. NOT along the top.

Floral Clutch Bag

Stitch the linings together on the sides as shown. NOT along the top.

Floral Clutch Bag

Leave about a 6″/15cm opening along the bottom of the bag. Turn the lining right side out.

Floral Clutch Bag

Fit the lining into the bag. The right side of the lining must face the suede.

Floral Clutch Bag


Keeping the lining and suede edges even, pin the lining to the bag right round the opening. Stitch in place.

Floral Clutch Bag

Pull the lining through.

Floral Clutch Bag

Mark the placement for the magnetic clasp. Push a pin through to the right side.

Floral Clutch Bag

Cut 2 tiny slits and place the magnet.

Floral Clutch Bag

Fit the little disc and press the little “legs” of the magnet flat.

Floral Clutch Bag

Turn the bag right side out through the opening in the lining. Fold in the raw edges of the opening and stitch closed by machine.

Floral Clutch Bag

Push the lining to the inside. Pin the lining flat round the opening

Floral Clutch Bag

Top stitch.

Floral Clutch Bag

Pin the flap in place. Check that the magnets line up correctly. Stitch in place using either a straight or a zig-zag stitch. I used a zig-zag and it looks very neat as well as decorative.

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