Video:How to Sew a Clutchwith Sarah Cogan
Want to learn how to sew a clutch that you can use as a nighttime accessory? Here, see step-by-step instructions for how to do it.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Sew a ClutchHi! Welcome! My name is Sarah Cogan and today we are going to sew a clutch.
Supplies for How to Sew a ClutchLet's go into the tools you are going to need for this project. So wax paper, a tracing wheel. You are going to want a ruler, a pencil, a seam ripper, a pair of scissors, some straight pins to pin your fabric together, and some pushpins to pin your fabric and your pattern to the table.
Instructions for How to Sew a ClutchSo I am just straightening up my pattern right now. I am going ahead and pinning it into my table. Now, that I am here I am going to start tracing out my pattern. Now, once you have done so, you are ready to cut it out. So now you have cut out both your outside fabric and your lining, so to add the hardware I am going to find the center of my clutch and then you are going to mark four inches down. So I am first going to make a little snip in my fabric, so you are going to feed the snap through the holes that you made. Once you have done so, you are going to place your washer over it, and just simply fold the two sides down. And voila!
So once you have pinned all the way around, you are ready to take it to the sewing machine. So while sewing your two pieces together, you want to make sure that you leave your top edge open. So I am going to press my seams open by simply just laying them and just giving them a nice hard press. So once you have pressed your seams, you are going to go ahead and cut your corners. Once you have bagged out your clutch, you are ready to move on. You are going to start by giving yourself a five-eight seam allowance at the top. So now I am going to give our top flap a good press. The next step is to then press our seams that we have bagged out. Before we continue we are going to make a little tab for the other half of our snap attached.
More Instructions for How to Sew a ClutchSo now we are going to cut out our piece, just like we did with our other pattern pieces. Next step is then to create a little snip for our bags to go through. So you are going to insert your clasp into the fabric and then place your washer on the wrong side and then push down the two tabs to lock it in place. Once you have done that you are going to fold it in half. We are going to then just pin it in place and we are ready to sew. So now that out tab is sewn, we are going to go ahead and cut off some of our excess to make turning it inside out much easier. So you are going to go ahead and turn it inside out. So once you have turned your tab inside out, it should look like this. So now that we have our tab done, we are ready to go ahead and close up our top seam. So let me go ahead and find my center. I am just going to pin that there. I am going to go ahead and give our bottom edge a nice little top stitch, a quarter inch down from the edge of the fabric.
So the next step is to then pin our two side seams together. You are going to stitch a quarter inch top stitch all along your two side edges and your top.So now you have finished your clutch and it should look like this. It's very easy to customize this; you can add trim wherever you like, or rhinestones, you can also add button if you like to your button closure. So there are a lot of options you can do to make your clutch personal to your style.
Thanks for sewing with us today and have a wonderful day.
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