You guys know I love bags and I have a super fun sewing project for you today. I can’t wait to show you How To Sew A Simple Clutch Purse! This cute little purse is just what you need to carry your essentials on the go. I love having a smaller bag for those times I don’t have to carry my huge purse. When I came across this cute purse I knew that this was what I had been looking for in a smaller bag. This is great for carrying my phone, wallet, and a few beauty supplies I always carry around. I use this little purse on date nights with my husband when I know I won’t have to haul everything but the kitchen sink for the kids. This is a super easy sewing project, perfect for beginners. I was able to make this project in about half an hour. I actually sat down and made one for myself and one for each of my daughters. They get their love of bags from me so I figured we all deserved something cute and new. I used this fun donut print fabric, but you could make this in your own favorite print or a fun solid color.
When it comes to supplies for this project you will not have to have too many items. I put some fusible interfacing in the list if you decide to add it to add some stability and rigidity to your purse, but it is not required. I have added a link to that below if you want it. For the fabrics for our project, we have chosen this donut print, but you can choose anything that you would like. You can even use some scrap fabric too! You’ll only need a few basic sewing tools, some thread, and a snap plier set. Don’t worry, the snaps are super simple to install and work great. I recommend getting a rotary cutter, mat, and ruler if you intend on sewing more projects as it makes it so much easier to get nice straight cuts in your fabric.
What You’ll Need:
- 1-yard fabric printed
- 1 yard of matching solid fabric
- Fusible Interfacing to stabilize purse (Optional)
- Matching Thread
- Iron or heat press
- Thread Clippers
- Sewing Clips
- Rotary Cutter, Cutting Mat, & Ruler
- Babyville Boutique snaps plyers and snaps
How To Sew A Simple Clutch Purse
Start this how to sew a simple clutch purse sewing tutorial by organizing your supplies and laying out your fabric. I like to wash, dry, and press my fabric so that it is clean and easy to cut, but it is up to you. If you do decide to use interfacing for this project, DO NOT wash or dry it as it will ruin it. Once your fabric is prepped, cut one piece of fabric print and one piece of solid 7 inches wide and 20 inches long. If you decide to add interfacing, you’ll cut two pieces of interfacing this size as well. Place them together and on one end that is set to be the top of the purse fold together and cut to round out the ends.
If you are adding interfacing, fuse it to the wrong sides of your fabric now. Otherwise, lay the printed fabric right side down. Place the solid fabric on top. Press it flat, then fold the fabric pieces back in until it is about 4 inches from the top. Press.
Then fold the bottom where you folded before again to make it double. This is a good time to check and make sure that the top folds onto the purse nicely. If it doesn’t then adjust the fold until it lines up nicely. Press the fold flat.
Next on this how to sew a simple clutch purse sewing tutorial, hold it together and take the back printed piece and bring it around to the front. The right side of the fabric will be facing down. Press flat.
Now it’s time to sew! Take it to the machine and stitch along the right, left, and bottom sides. Make sure you leave a gap to turn so we can turn it right side out in the next step.
Simply flip the purse right side out. Use the eraser end of a pencil or a turning tool if need to make sure the corners are pressed all the way out. Press it flat with an iron one more time.
Fold in the top and stitch along the entire top both right, left, and top. Press.
Take a ruler and mark at 4 and a half inches for the hole for the snap. Do this on the flap and on the bottom.
Use the hole punching tool or a sharp pair of scissors and poke a hole in the flap and the body of your clutch purse. Place the snap bottoms through each hole and then place the snap pieces male and female in the appropriate placement. Use the included pliers to press together the snaps.
And that’s it! Now you know how to sew a simple clutch purse. You can fill this with fun accessories for yourself or for the kids. This is such a fun and easy sewing project. You could make a few to give as gifts to your kids or other friends and family.
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- Cut one piece of fabric print and one piece of solid 7 inches wide and 20 inches long.
- Place them together and on one end that is set to be the top of the purse fold together and cut to round out the ends.
Lay the printed fabric right side down. Place the solid fabric on top. Press.
- Fold in till there is about 4 inches from the top. Press. Then fold the bottom where you folded before again to make it double. Press.
- Hold it together take the back printed piece and bring it around to the front. The right side of the fabric will be facing down. Press.
- Take it to the machine and stitch along the right, left, and bottom sides. Flip right side in. Press.
- Fold in the top and stitch along the entire top both right, left, and top. Press.
- Take a ruler and mark at 4 and a half inches for the hole for the snap. Do this on the flap and on the bottom.
- Use the hole poker and poke a hole in each.
- Place the snap bottoms through each hole and then place the snap pieces male and female in appropriate placement. Press with the tool.
- Enjoy your new bag!
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