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DIY Wedding Clutch with Lace Bow

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DIY Wedding Clutch with Bow

A simple row of lace and a floppy bow provide this otherwise plain Wedding Clutch with just the touch of elegance needed for your next event.

DIY Wedding Clutch with Bow Supply List:

Fleur De Lis Venice Lace  – One yard

Suede like Fabric – ½* yard

Foam Interfacing/Stabilizer – 8 inches by 14 inches

Large Snap Fastener

Thread

Sewing Machine

Basic Sewing, Measuring, Cutting, Pressing tools and supplies

DIY Wedding Clutch with Lace Bow How To:

Cut two 9 inches by 15 inches rectangles from the fabric*. Note: The project sample was created by using the reverse side of the suede fabric as the lining. If you choose not to do this, purchase additional fabric for the lining and cut one rectangle from each of the main fabric and the lining fabric.

Cut one 8 inch by 14 inch rectangle from the foam interfacing/stabilizer.

Place lace edging across the right side of the clutch fabric, situating it 1 ½ inches up from the front edge. Top stitch along either side of the lace edging. Diagram A

With right sides together, pin the front and back of the clutch together and stitch around the outside edge using a ½ inch wide seam and leaving a 4 inch opening along one side.  Clip the corners. Diagram B

Turn right side out and insert the foam interfacing/stabilizer. Turn in the opening along the side and hand stitch closed.

Fold the bottom edge of the clutch up towards the top forming a 3 ½ inch deep pocket. Pin. Topstitch around the outside edge of the clutch, stitching ¼ inch away from the outside edges. Sew snap to the clutch. Diagram C

Cut a 18” length of lace edging and fold in half, overlapping the two ends. Using a needle and thread stitch the end together and then wrap the thread around the center forming a bow. Stitch back into the center to secure the thread wraps. Diagram D

Cut a 1 inch by 2 ½ inch rectangle from the main fabric. Fold the edges in towards the center and then wrap around the center of the bow, overlapping the ends and stitching to secure.

Stitch the bow on top of the lace trim. See project photo

Wedding Clutch with Lace Bow1

 

 

Fun Flower Pillow with Polar Puff Trim

 

Fun Flower Pillow with Polar Puff Trim

Supplies:  Fun Flower Pillow with Polar Puff Trim

Fleece Fabric – 1/2 yard
Polyester Fiberfil Stuffing
Assorted colors of Polar Puff trim

How To:  Fun Flower Pillow with Polar Puff Trim

  1. Cut two 14” squares from Fleece
  2. Top stitch Polar Puff stems to pillow front.
  3.  Handstitch Polar Puff flowers to the pillow front.
  4. Stitch the pillow front to the pillow back, right sides together,
  5. leaving a 4” opening along one side. Clip corners.
  6. Turn right side out and press carefully.  Insert stuffing into the pillow.
  7. Hand stitch the side opening closed.

Polar Puff - Fun Floral Pillow

Creating Polar Puff Flowers

Wrap Polar Puff into a tight spiral until you have achieved the size desired. Cut Polar Puff and then using a needle and thread; stitch into the the back of the spiral to secure. Add a second color of Polar Puff continuing the spiral and stitching as you wrap.

Polar Puff - Child's Hat & Scarf

 

Fall Faux Leather Fringe Tote Bag

Fall Fringed Tote Web

Fall Fringed Tote

By Lorine Mason

Fringe is hot right now and using Decorative Trimmings Faux Leather Fringe trim will keep the cost down while your fashion level rises. Step by step diagrams and full instructions will have you sewing your very own Fall Fringe Tote in no time at all.

Supplies for Fall Fringe Tote:

Faux Leather Fringe, Brown Two inches wide – Six & 1/2 Yards

  • Brown Canvas Duck – ¾ of a yard
  • Grommets – Two ¾ inch
  • Foam board or other Stiff Material for bottom of bag – 4 ½ inch x 17 inch rectangle
  • Thread
  • Basic Sewing, Pressing, Cutting & Measuring Tools and Supplies

How To for Fall Fringe Tote:

Cut the following from the duck fabric:

  • Tote Front: One 16 inch x 19 inch wide rectangle
  • Tote Sides & Back: One 16 inch x 28 inch rectangle
  • Straps: Two 4 inch x 32 inch rectangles
  • Top Binding: 2 ½ inch x 44 inch rectangle
  • Tassel Cord: 1 inch x 24 inch rectangle
  1. Fold each of the straps right sides together lengthwise and stitch along the unfinished edges. Turn right side out. Press, then topstitch down either side. Diagram A
  2. Lay the tote front on a flat surface and mark twelve lines, spacing them 1 inch apart, across the 18 inch width of the tote. Mark the first line 4 1/2” up from the bottom edge. Diagram B
  3. Starting at the line drawn closest to the bottom edge; lay faux leather fringe along the line and then stitch it in place. Repeat adding and stitching a row of fringe along each of the marked lines. Note: Always work from the bottom up towards the top of the tote. Diagram C
  4. With right sides together; stitch the tote front and back together along the sides. Diagram D
  5. Trim the faux leather fringe away from the seam. Fold in half lengthwise and press. Trim the opposite seam to ¼ inch. Lay the folded seam over top of the trimmed seam and top stitch. Diagram E
  6. With right sides together fold the tote in half and press a crease into the side seams. Stitch the bottom seam. Diagram F
  7. Fold the bottom of the tote so that the bottom seam aligns with the side creases and forms a point. Stitch across the point, using the side seams and crease line as a guideline. Diagram G
  8. Pin the straps to the top edge of the tote, spacing them 10 inches apart. Diagram H
  9. Turn under each of the ends of the binding strip ½ inch and press. Diagram I
  10. Pin the binding strip to the outside edge of the tote, centering the ends at the front of the tote.  Stitch using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Turn under the raw edge ½ inch, then fold the binding strip over the top edge of the tote, covering the seamline. Top stitch the binding strip in place. Diagram J
  11. Fold the strap up over the binding strip and top stitch to hold in place. Follow the manufacturer’s directions to apply two grommets to the center front of the tote along the binding strip. Diagram K
  12. Fold the tassel tie in half lengthwise, right sides out. Fold both the ends in towards the center fold. Press well. Topstitch down either side of the tassel tie. Insert the tassel tie through each of the grommets. Diagram L
  13. Cut two 6 inch lengths of faux leather trim. Using a needle and thread, wrap faux leather trim around the end of the tassel tie and stitch through all layers, continue wrapping and stitching until you come to the end of the fringe. Wrap the thread around the top of the tassel and stitch into the tassel to end. Trim threads. Repeat to create a tassel for the opposite end of the tie. Use project photo as a guide.

Fall Fringe Tote Fall Fringed Tote

DIY Wrist Clutch with Lace Trim

Foldover Evening Bag 400

DIY Wrist Clutch Design by Lorine Mason

Simple foldover Wrist Clutch perfect for a pair of sunglasses, some lipstick and whatever else you might need on your next outing. Choose your favorite Decorative Trimmings and  dress up the the basic canvas fabric base. Slip the strap over your wrist and you are on your way.

Supplies for the DIY Wrist Clutch with Lace Trim:

  • Decorative Trimmings – Assorted
  • Canvas – 1/4 yard
  • Cotton print lining fabric – 1/4 yard
  • Medium weight fusible interfacing
  • Large snap fastener
  • 1 1/4 inch metal ring
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Basic Sewing, Measuring, Cutting and Pressing Tools & Supplies

How To make a DIY  Wrist Clutch with Lace Trim:

Using the pattern, cut out one clutch from the canvas fabric, a second from the lining fabric and a third from the fusible interfacing. To request a full size pattern, leave a comment at the bottom of this post asking for the pattern for the DIY Wrist Clutch with Lace Trim.

Iron interfacing to the back of the purse. Press fold lines across the width of the purse using the measurements provided. Stitch two rows of lace trim across the front of the purse, spacing them 1/2 inch apart. See Diagram A

Wrist Clutch

Stitch braided trim on top of the lace trim. Stitch a second piece of braided trim along the bottom edge, placing it 1 1/4 inch up from the bottom edge. With right sides together, fold the strap tab in half and stitch using a 1/4 inch seam. Turn right side out, press , then top stitch down either side. Fold in half and insert metal ring. See Diagram B

Cut a 2 inch by 12 inch strip. With right sides together, fold in half and stitch using a 1/4 inch seam. Turn right side out, press, then top stitch down either side. Fold in half, and insert metal ring. Stitch across the raw ends. Turn the strap inside out, sliding the seam next to the ring and top stitch across the end.  See Diagram C

Pin the strap to the bag front, attaching it 1/4 inch below the upper fold line. See Diagram D

Wrist Clutch

With right sides together, cover the purse front with the purse lining. Stitch around the outside edges, using a 1/2 inch seam and leaving a 4 inch opening along one side. Clip corners, turn right side out and press.  See Diagram D

Create the purse pocket by folding the bottom edge of the purse along the lower fold line. Top stitch around the outside edge of the purse; stitching 3/8 of an inch from the outside edges. Create the purse flap by folding the top edge of the purse along the upper fold line.   Follow the manufacturer’s directions to apply a snap closure to the purse front.  See Diagram E

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