‘Rather Cheeky’ Wristlet Clutch Purse Tutorial
I have used a gorgeous piece of soft cotton velvet stripe home furnishing fabric for the exterior, some cream coloured home furnishing fabric for the lining, and some some translucent gauzy fabric for the frill.
In this project you will pick up/apply these skills:
I made the main piece slightly wider at the bottom (because I prefer my purses that way) if you prefer you can have an even 24cm at top and bottom edges. From the main pattern piece pattern cut; 2 x stripy velvet; 2 x pieces heavy sew in interfacing, and 2x pieces lining.
For the flap I have drawn a free hand (don’t be afraid of your free hand, just let it do it’s thing!) asymmetrical curve. The flap is 11cm at it tallest point. The pencil line margin is 1.5 cm tall, from the line to the top edge it’s not very clear from the photo but where I have drawn margin the sides of the margin are right angles (not a continuation of the curve) this is to accommodate the flap bending over the thick layers of fabric of the purse. From the flap pattern piece cut; 1 x stripy velvet; 1 x p wedding dresses ieces heavy sew in interfacing, and 1 x piec wedding dresses es lining.
2. Sew the exterior purse make a sandwich with the 2 stripy velvet pieces (right sides together) in the middle and the heavy white sew in pieces on the outside it. Pin and stitch all around the sides and bottom.
Sew the lining in the same way EXCEPT YOU HAVE TO LEAVE A 13CM (5″) GAP IN THE BOTTOM.
1st pic: take your time basting the frill close to the edge.
For an even(ish) distribution of frills, you’ll probably need to
rearrange the frills with your fingers as you sew because the machine
foot has a tendency to push all of the frills towards you (despite all
of that pinning down). 2nd pic: frill basted on and ready to go.
5. Insert the non magnetic half of the snap (the male half) into the flap lining pin the flap layers or stitching Iron the fusible square of interfacing close the to edge of the bottom curve of the flap (on wrong side of the flap lining).
How to position the snap Measure and mark 1cm up (which is my seam allowance) from the bottom raw edge of the flap (that’s what that black line is). Then measure up another 1cm up from the mark you have just made, place the male snap half on the new mark, draw around it, and insert it the snap into position on the fabric.
After you have inserted the snap half into the lining, make a (flap)
sandwich (starting from the bottom); the flap exterior with it’s
frills (right side up), the flap lining (wrong side up) in the middle
of the sandwich, and the heavy sew in interlining on the top. Pin
together and sew the sides and bottom of the flap.
Clip the curve as shown and turn flap right side out. Th wedding dresses is should be the result after a spot of ironing. If using velvet place a tea cloth over the Velvet before ironing or you’ll crush the nap (or pile) of the velvet.
7. Pin and baste the flap to the exterior bag Pin the flap to the back of the exterior purse so that their right sides are touching each other (the velvet sides). Start pinning the flap to the exterior bag by starting at the left hand edge o wedding dresses f the flap (not the frill). Match the flap edge with the left side seam of the exterior bag (as shown in the photo) and baste close to top edge.
Match the edge of the flap to the left side seam of the exterior bag and pin. Baste close to the top edge.