What to make with fabric scraps?? Free fabric scraps clutch tutorial

What to make with fabric scraps?? Free fabric scraps clutch tutorial

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Do you have endless piles of fabric scraps?? I know I do … over the years I have had a variety of storage solutions ranging from cute denim baskets, clear plastic bags and even plastic shoe boxes.

I have to admit my stash of scraps can become overwhelming. Regular readers will know that I hate waste, I have a strong preference for recycling or upcycling. There are so many ideas for using fabric scraps its hard to throw them away!!  Today I am going to share you with you a fabric scrap clutch tutorial.

What’s not to love about a clutch, great for day or evening why not make one with your precious scraps of your favourite fabrics?

Fabric scrap clutch tutorial

Supplies

  • Scraps
  • Iron on interfacing
  • Fusible fleece
  • Base fabric 16 by 12″
  • Front of bag fabric 8 by 10″
  • Lining fabric 24″ by 10 1/2″
  • Ruler and pencil
  • scissors/rotary cutter
  • glue stick
  • sewing machine
  • button

To make:

Place fabric scraps onto your base fabric. Once you are pleased with the layout pin or using your glue stick hold in place.

Machine stitch the scraps – I have used an applique stitch on my sewing machine. Alternatively you could use a zig zag machine. Test your tension first on a fabric sample (I would hate you to ruin your scraps with an uneven tension).

Cut your scrap fabric piece to measure 14 by 10″. On the reverse mark 4 3/4″ up on the left hand side, 1 3/4″ up on the right hand side. Along the bottom mark 6 3/4″ in on the left hand side 2 1/2″ in on the right hand side.

Use these marks as your cutting line to create the triangle front design of the bag.

Iron interfacing to your front panel piece. Place this right sides together along the short straight edge of the scrap fabric. Stitch the seam with a 1/4″ seam allowance then press.

Iron the fusible fleece to the reverse of the lining fabric. Using your fabric scrap piece as a guide cut out the front flap triangular shape.

Place the lining and the main bag right sides together. Stitch the short side and the triangular shape. Trim the seam allowance around the point of the triangular shape being careful not to cut into the seam stitching.

Turn right side out and press.

Fold and press as your finished clutch. Sew your button hole in the v shape, ensuring the top of the button hole is parallel or shorter than the start of the straight edge (on the left hand side as you look at it)

Turn inside out so right sides are touching. Fold the bag in as per the picture.

Stitch the side seams allowing a turning gap on the closing flap.

Turn right side out, press in the side seam.

Top stitch round the v flap. Finally add your button.

No time for making a scrap fabrics clutch today?? Why not pin it for later?

Today I am taking part in a blog hop all about fabric scraps which is hosted by Jen of Faith and Fabric. Fabric scraps can be a great source of inspiration, they are free and worth far more to you than sending to landfill in your bin!! Please do check out all the creative ideas being shared today as part of this blog hop:

Faith and Fabric

Swoodson Says

Quilting is much more fun than housework

The Cloth Parcel

Hilltop Custom Designs

Lulu & Celeste

Made by Chrissie D

Fabric Engineer

 

 

 

 

 

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I am inspired by our wonderful world, creation is constant and yet changing. I feel it is important to respect the environment and where possible to upcycle/recycle. Blessed with creativity I try to appreciate it and develop it:) Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, please do sign up to follow my journey:)

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