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I have been sewing up a lot of baby things lately and I am way behind on posting the results. This is one of my favorite projects so far because it uses a lot of adorable fabrics, seems very useful / practical, is fairly easy to make, and sells for $60+ on Etsy! It’s a perfect combination of reasons to craft. I’ve made 4 so far for friends and family and each one’s a bit different due to the size of the fabric and the fact that I was crafting with a migraine for awhile. Migraines and measurements DO NOT MIX!
The main part here is the clutch. This is reminisceint of the tea wallets that Amanda and I made a few years back. The main body of the clutch starts out with an exterior fabric, a lining fabric, and interfacing of your choice all cut to 12.5″ x 24″. I also put a layer of wonder-under on the lining to keep it all together when it’s finalized.
Iron the interfacing to the exterior fabric and the wonder-under to the interior fabric. Then place magnetic clasps on each of the narrow ends at about 3″ from the edge. Pin the strap (1.75 in x 13.5 in) at the halfway point (finished end going inside and raw edges sticking out) and place right sides together. Stitch all the way around the edge, leaving an opening to turn right-side out. Turn right-side out and iron flat to secure your wonder-under. Top-stitch around the edges making sure to seal the opening. Then fold up each end about 4″ and stitch the edges down to make your pockets.
I accidentally stumbled upon some adorable decorating ideas and I’m sure the possibilities are infinite! I put a ribbon across one (to cover up a terrible mistake), and I hand-embroidered over part of the print on the fabric on another one. This flower is my favorite detail!