Diva Clutch Purse
The directions given start with a 3"x3" square, 2 different colors or 2 different prints, for a total of 12 squares per clutch.
Some things you will need:
Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of each fabric.
Your set of 6 - 3" squares per fabric.
This is the fabric layout before sewing.
Should look like this after sewn and pressed.
Now sew the right and left sides together forming two separate sections.
Sew one each to the left and right of the first section, making sure to keep the layout in order. Now press these seams in the same direction away from the center sections, not an open seam. You should now have what looks like a cross.
Full view of your work from the wrong side with all seams pressed.
The right side of your work.
Fold your fabric cross in half on a diangle so it looks like this. Place it on a sheet of white paper. With a pencil trace around your folded fabric. We are now making a pattern for the lining.
Cut out the pattern, pin it onto your lining fabric with right sides together. Cut 2.
NOTE: Fuse interfacing to the lining fabric before cutting out,this is for strength.
No the right side of each lining section mark with the pencil the placement for the hook and loop tape, (Velcro) this is your closer. Also fold toward the wrong side the 1/2" seam at the bottom.
Pin the lining to outer fabric with right sides together. Trim all the edges to match the outer fabric if needed.
View of the wrong side with lining pinned to other side. Lining has been trimed to match this side.
Following the dotted lines, start sewing at the black dot going up toward the top of the point, pivot, sew downward into the "V". Back stitch on both sides into the "V". This will be the center of your clutch, you want this part when turned right side out to be neat and not come apart. Sew only sections shown in diagram, leaving the left and right sides not sewn. Clip and trim before turning. Press.
After clipping, turning, and pressing this is what the above mentioned section should look like. Notice again the laft and right sides are not sewn.
Now fold the patched work which is the outside of the clutch in half right sides together, at the same time have the lining meet at the top with right sides together aswell. Pin the patched section only.
Now start sewing at the top of the point down following the arrows, off the fabric toward the clutch bottom edge. This end is sort of bulky, go slow. Back stitch. Now start sewing down toward the lining, making sure not to sew into the lining section, back stitch. Do this at both ends.
Now, follow the arrow from top of point sew down into the "V" toward the patchwork section, stop and back stitch. Start at the top again and sew down and off to end, back stitch.
Turn both patchwork and lining so right sides of both are shown. Press the patchwork points on the left and right. Don't press the lining at sides but, do press the lining bottom to prepare it for closing. Pin it and sew closed.
Push the lining inside and press all around to flatten and crisp corners.
Here is your finished "Diva Clutch". Enjoy!