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Illustrated Sewing Tutorial - How to Make a Felt Clutch or Cosmetic Bag

Felt is so fun to work with because of its non-fraying quality. You can make this clutch in any color to match your wardrobe.

 

 

Felt Red Clutch or Cosmetic Purse - Detail h

1. Take your fabric and fold it so that it is in a clutch shape - each side being about 1/3 of the length.

Felt Red Clutch or Cosmetic Purse - Detail g

2. Mark 3x3 cm squares on the 2 bottom corners of the clutch and cut the squares out.

Felt Red Clutch or Cosmetic Purse - Detail f

3. Sew now along the side edges where the front and back of the fabric touch and along the bottom edge.

Felt Red Clutch or Cosmetic Purse - Detail e

4. This is how the bottom square looks. You will need to pull the square open...

Felt Red Clutch or Cosmetic Purse - Detail d

5. Place the seams together...

Felt Red Clutch or Cosmetic Purse - Detail c

6. ... and sew a line about 7mm or 1/4 inch from the edge. Do the same to the second corner, too.

Felt Red Clutch or Cosmetic Purse - Detail b

7. When completed, and turned inside out, the corners look like this.

Felt Red Clutch or Cosmetic Purse - Detail i

8. Because the bottom part of the bag is sewn, the top flap is a bit wider. Trim the sides to the same width of the bag. If you like, round off the 2 corners of the top flap.

Felt Red Clutch or Cosmetic Purse - Detail a

9. Add a magnet closure, a button or a snap to hold the bag closed.

 

 

 

Textile Craft - Felt Red Clutch
Felt Clutch or Cosmetic Bag Craft Project and Supply List
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