Perfect for Mom, for the pool or beach, anywhere to keep all those small important things contained:
I was inspired by Maggie’s post here at Midwestern Sewing Girl.
She gives a great tutorial on how to make a ruffled clutch.
I loved Maggie’s idea because it doesn’t involve a zipper!
Who wants to sew in a zipper?
I used leftover pieces of drop cloth here, the finished size is about 8″l x 7″h.
Here’s how I made the pouches:
1. Cut fabric: 2 pieces for exterior, 2 interfacing, 2 lining – all same size (mine are about 9″ x 8″)
ruffle piece: 2 x your length by 1 1/2″ wide (cut on bias)
velcro: equal to your length
2. Iron on interfacing to wrong side of exterior fabric, sew on ruffle about 1/3 from bottom edge:
3. Sew velco onto right side of lining pieces:
4. Sew lining pieces (right sides together) on sides and bottom edge leaving about 4″ open on bottom edge:
5. Sew exterior pieces (right sides together) on sides and bottom edge:
6. Snip corner seams to get nice points.
7. Turn exterior piece right side out and place into lining, line up side seams and pin around top edge:
8. Sew all around top edge.
9. Pull exterior piece out through open hole in bottom edge of lining piece:
10. Sew bottom edge of lining shut.
11. Ease lining into pouch, pressing top edge seam smooth.
12. Sew around top edge for finished look.
Thanks Maggie for a great idea.
Over our Easter vacation I was able to make a few:
I raided my mom’s fabric stash and borrowed her machine to make these:
I used bias tape (ironed flat) to make the ruffle.
A quick, easy and very useful sewing project.
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