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Today I am here to show you how to craft a simple clutch with press lock closure. The primary purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate how you can take a basic shape, such as a rectangle, add a pop of color and a few angles to create a beautiful and functional piece.
You can easily incorporate interior pockets, a small key fob and wristlet strap to add function to this design. In addition, I think a quilted flap could be a lot of fun too!
For this project you will need to precut:
One 12″ x 16″ rectangle from a twill or woven home decor fabric for the exterior body
One 12″ x 16″ rectangle from a cotton quilt weight fabric and backed with Pellon 809
Two 8″ x 9″ rectangles from cotton quilt weight fabric and back one with Pellon 809
A press lock closure
The approximate finished measurements are: 11″ across the base, 9″ across the top and 7″ tall.
I hope you enjoy the project and it offers you a small taste of my design theory. For those of you who are interested in learning more about how I design my own bags and patterns I want to invite you to become a Patron of Sewspire. When we reach our goal of 200 Patrons I will be releasing my first Master Class videos to our Patreon community. For more details hop on over to www.patreon.com/sewspire
I will be back next week with another inspired project. Until then, please know the creative genius in me will be celebrating the creative genius in you!