Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cherry Clutch Part 1

I am super excited to use my new sewing machine. For my first project on it I decided to make a simple foldover clutch. I wanted a summery fabric but also something that wasn't too out there.

After going back and forth on a few things, I opted for this really cute cherry pattern for the outside and a seersucker red and white polka dot for the lining.  I also decided to do a hidden zipper instead of the one in the pattern.

I am hoping to have it completed by the blogger meetup on Saturday :)

3/4th yard of each fabric (you will have leftovers)
3/4th yard of medium/heavy weight interfacing (again leftovers)
12' zipper
1/2 yard of 3/4inch cotton tape or grosgrain ribbon (leftovers, esp since I opted for a different zipper)

First: Cut out and assemble your pattern. My mom gave me this pattern, which you can find for free here, I taped it together and then cut it out.

Pin the pattern to your fabric and cut. Make sure to have the lines match up with the grain of the material.

I needed two large squares of the cherry, two large squares of the dot and then I opted to do a lined pocket, so 1 small square of each. You will also need 2 large squares of medium to heavy interfacing cut out as well.

Stay tuned for Part 2.....


  1. Cute fabrics, can't wait to see the finished product!

  2. Adorable... can't wait to see it in use tomorrow!