Welcome to the sew-a-long! Everyone is invited to participate…yes YOU! Details on the sew-a-long were posted Monday. It’s not too late to sign up! This coming Monday I’ll post a link party (at 5pm eastern) where you can link up your clutch! You are welcome to add your own variation or twist to this little pattern…I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
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Let’s jump right in!
For the ruffle part, cut a strip 2.5″ by 70″ and fold in half. Press it flat.
Fold over .5-1″ of each end and press that down.
You can ruffle your strip by hand, or use a ruffler foot. If you’re using a foot, use frequency of 1 and depth of 2.
Cut out three pieces of each fabric, the outside, the lining and the interfacing. Fuse the interfacing pieces to the outside fabric.
I use Pellon lightweight interfacing.
Pin two blue pieces together, right sides together and sew with 1/2″ seam allowance.
Repeat with two pink pieces.
Then sew the final pink and final blue pieces together. You should have three panels:
Fold over your pink/blue piece and press it in.
Sew all the way around at 1/2″ leaving a 3-4″ opening on one of the sides.
Trim and clip the curved edges. Then turn it right side out.
You may have to remove some of your ruffle stitching with a seam ripper.
Open and press.
Slip stitch the seam closed.
I added some little scrapbook letters to mine. I just sewed them on by hand. You can also add a buttonhole if you want.
Now go fill it up(with ruffles)!