This simple foldover clutch with a magnetic snap is classy and clean, perfect for every day use. It measures 10" wide (at the widest point) and stands approximately 6" high.
1/2 yard exterior fabric - Medium weight or home decor fabric works well. If looking to create a dressier clutch, I recommend using silk shantung or dupioni silk.
1/2 yard interior fabric - Quilting cotton works well.
1/2 yard fusible interfacing-i recommend Pellon #808.
1/2 yard flannel for interlining 1- 18mm (3/4") magnetic snap Coordinating thread Ruler and/or yardstick Fabric marker or chalk Scissors Sewing pins Sewing machine Iron & ironing board
The Clutch measures 8" across the top (10" at its widest point) and stands approximately 6" tall. It's the perfect size to fit your wallet, keys, phone, and small everyday necessities.
1. Page size is 8.5" x 11". Select File -- Print.
2. Set page scaling to "none" or 100%.
3. Press "Print." (Or, to save paper and ink, just print the pattern pieces.)
A1 -inch test square is included on pattern pieces to make sure you've printed to the correct size.
Cut pattern pieces out of printer paper and lay pattern pieces onto fabric.
Using a fabric marking pen, trace and cut.
For pattern piece A (cut on fold):
Cut 2 exterior fabric Cut 2 interfacing (Pellon #808)
Cut 2 flannel
Cut 2 interior lining fabric
For pattern piece B:
Cut 2 exterior fabric Cut 2 interfacing (Pellon #808)
Cut 2 flannel
Apply medium weight fusible interfacing to both exterior pieces A and both exterior pieces B, following manufacturer's instructions.
Tip. If using Pellon #808, as recommended, the shiny side of the interfacing should be applied to the wrong side of the exterior piece using a hot iron on steam setting.
Install Magnetic Snap
Included on pattern piece В is the placement of where your magnetic snap should be installed.
Make sure you install the MALE END (as shown) in the flap. Mark the center dot onto one exterior piece B, then place metal washer on top of marking (so that the washer hole fits around marking).
Use a fabric marking pen (or pencil) to mark both lines on each side of the washer, as shown. Cut into these lines with sharp scissors and place metal prongs into holes, then into washer, to install. Bend prongs out to finish installing.
Tip: If using a lighter material for the exterior fabric, place a 1-inch square of flannel between interfacing and metal washer to prevent prongs from making indentations on fabric.
Install magnetic snap to body of bag
Use Pattern Piece A to determine where to mark one exterior piece Afor magnetic snap installation.This time, install FEMALE END of magnetic snap, using installation instructions from page 4.
First, take both flannel pieces В and trim 3/4" off the straight edge.This will help minimize bulk when attaching the flap to the bag.
Place both flannel pieces on wrong side of one exterior piece В (the piece without the magnetic snap), then place exterior pieces В RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER and pin curved edges all the way around.
As shown on the left, flannel pieces should be the bottom layer.
Using 3/8" seam allowance, sew curved edge of flap all the way around, leaving straight edge unsewn.
Trim extra fabric 1/4" around curves to eliminate bulk.
Turn flap right side out and press with hot iron.
Using 1/8" seam allowance, topstitch curved edge.
For each interior lining piece A, place flannel piece on wrong side. Then, using Pattern Piece A as your guide, use a fabric marking pen to mark corner lines onto wrong side of interior piece A (make marks on flannel). Repeat for exterior pieces A, where your markings should be on interfacing which is adhered to the wrong side of exterior fabric.
Tip. You may want to cut corners out of pattern piece (along the dotted lines) in order to mark them easily onto fabric. Also, I recommend using a vanishing fabric marker(which disappears with water or air exposure), fabric chalk, or another medium which will not leave a permanent mark.
Starting at the top point of your marked corners, fold fabric right side together so that lines meet. Sew on marked line from top point all the way to the edge of your fabric, then trim fabric to 1/4". Repeat for all 8 corners.
Once all corners are sewn (as shown), place exterior pieces A right sides together, making sure to match up corners.
Pin all the way around curved edges, then sew curved edges, using 3/8" seam allowance. Make sure to leave the top (straight) edge of the bag unsewn.
Trim top sides of bag, as shown, to 1/4" to eliminate bulk. Also, to remove bulk from corners, make small cuts (like wide fringe) along corners, making sure not to cut into your sewn line. Finally, turn body of bag right side out.
Corners should be aligned as closely as possible.
Place interior pieces right sides together (so flannel is showing on the outside), and pin along curved edges, making sure to match corners as closely as possible.
This time, sew curved edges, but leave 3-4 inches at the bottom of the bag unsewn (opposite the open top of the bag) to help turn the bag in the final step.
Place flap, as shown, right sides together with body of bag with the flap's magnetic snap facing toward you and the body's magnetic snap facing away from you.
Pin flap to body of bag.
Open interior lining (the piece you just finished sewing) and push exterior pieces with attached flap into bag, as shown.
Remove pins that you used to attach the flap and use them to pin all layers all the way around.
Using 3/8" seam allowance, sew all the way around the top of the bag, removing pins as you go.
Once top is sewn all the way around, as shown, pull entire bag through the small opening in the lining of the bag.
With lining on one side and exterior on the other, pull lining edges together and pin closed.
Using coordinating thread, sew lining of bag closed using 1/8" seam allowance. You could also handstitch closed, if you prefer.
Push lining into bag and use a hot iron to press top edge of bag.
Using 1/8" seam allowance, topstitch top edge of bag, as shown, to create a crisp opening.
Press bag, and you're finished! Enjoy your new, beautiful clutch!
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Instruction Summary Sheet
1. After cutting all pattern pieces, apply medium weight interfacing to all exterior pieces.
2. Using pattern piece В to find the placement of the male end of your magnetic snap, install magnetic snap into flap.
3. Using pattern piece A to find the placement of the female end of your magnetic snap, install magnetic snap into body of bag.
4. Assemble flap: first, trim 3/4" off straight edge of flannel. Then place both flannel pieces on wrong side of one exterior piece B, then place exterior pieces В right sides together and pin curved edges all the way around.
5. Using 3/8" seam allowance, sew curved edge of flap, leaving straight edge unsewn. Trim extra fabric 1/4" and turn flap rightside out and press. Use 1/8" seam allowance to topstitch around curved edge of flap.
6. Create corners: using pattern piece A, mark wrong sides of interior lining pieces and exterior pieces to create corners. Fold right sides together until lines match up, then stitch down marked line to create a corner. Repeat for all 8 corners: 4 interior lining pieces, 4 exterior pieces. Trim excess fabric to 1/4".
7. Place exterior pieces A right sides together, matching up corners, pin and sew using 3/8" seam allowance. Trim sides of bag and corners to eliminate bulk.
8. Repeat for interior lining of bag, leaving 3-4 inches at the bottom unsewn.
9. Attach flap to bag by placing right side together with flap's snap facing you (with bag's snap facing the other direction). Pin flap in place.
10. Open interior lining piec eand push exterior pieces with attached flap into bag. Remove pins you used to attach the flap and use them to pin all layers all the way around the top of the bag. Use 3/8" seam allowance to sew around the top of the bag.
11. Pull entire bag through lining opening, pin lining closed, and topstitch closed, using 1/8" seam allowance. Push lining into bag, topstitch front opening of bag, press bag, and enjoy!