Are you also always starting many new projects and have a ton of leftover pieces of fabric that are too small to turn into something wearable, but too pretty to throw away? Well, do I have a great solution for! Turn them into a patchwork clutch!
And no, by patchwork I don’t mean a granny style purse, but an on-trend geometric zipper clutch that is both practical and pretty.
I have made a bunch of these in a variety of fabrics and they always turn out wonderful. You might recognise the fabrics from my
This project is a part of the LRS
Make it yourself, or buy it today!
– 3 pieces of scrap fabric
– Lining fabric
– Piece of paper
– Ruler or measuring tape
– Sewing Machine
– Take your piece of paper and place your zipper at the top. Cut the paper in the same width as the zipper.
– Decide the length of your clutch and add 1 cm at the top and 1 cm the bottom of that size.
– Cut the piece of paper.
– Draw 2 lines within your clutch template to create the patchwork look.
– Cut the patchwork pieces out of the paper. Mark the individual pieces to remember where each goes.
– Place the patchwork template pieces on your pieces of scrap fabric and cut them out.
– Sew two of the fabric pieces together. And fold the crease at the back open.
– Attach the last piece of fabric to the rest and fold the back crease open.
– Repeat step 3 to 6 for the back of the clutch.
– Place your patchwork piece on top of the lining and cut the shape out twice.
– Place your zipper along the length of the patchwork piece of fabric. with right sides together.
– Position a piece of lining fabric on top of the zipper with the right side facing down and raw edges aligned.
– Pin and sew along the top of the zipper.
– Fold your layers open so the patchwork fabric and zipper are right sides up, with the lining fabric layered underneath.
– Top stitch along the seam, close to the edge of the zipper.
– Repeat step 8 and 9, with the remaining pieces of fabric.
– Open the zipper
– Pin both the patchwork pieces and the lining pieces right sides together.
– Sew around all four edges leaving a small opening in the bottom of the lining.
– Turn the clutch right sides out through the opening in the lining.
– Sew the opening in the lining shut with a straight stitch along the seam.
– Push the lining neatly inside the clutch.
* Styling tip: attach a ribbon to the zipper for a finished look
Once you have made your template in steps 1 to 3, you can make as many clutches as you want in a variety of styles.
Mix and match different types of scrap fabric and make your own clutch collection! They make great gifts!
Or.. if you are not feeling crafty, don’t have a pile of fabric scraps that are suitable for this project or you just like the one that I made?
No worries! You can actually also purchase one (or 2 or 3..) in my
DIY it, BUY it, it is up to you.