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This is a super easy tutorial for an envelope clutch that takes 4 stitches, or five if you want to add a decorative stitch.

You will need 13″ of a Naugahyde of your choice, (I Chose a red sparkle Naugahyde) 1 Button
Scissors, Tape and your sewing machine.


First we are going to fold our fabric in half until each side is 9″photo 1

Then measure up about 7″ and markphoto 2

Then find the middle of your fabric and markphoto 3

Now draw a line from the center to the edge of your bag, repeat on both sides.photo 4

Now cut your fabric on these lines.photo 1

You will now have one piece of fabric that looks like this.photo 2

Now with the base of your bag folded in half we are going to stitch up the sides. If you have a sticky fabric like me, to keep your bag running smoothly through your machine you can either but tape on the bag and peel it off after you sew the stitch, which can be tedious, or you can put scotch tape directly on your machine foot to guide the fabric though.photo 3

Now stitch up your side seems on both sides. Then stitch along the bottom for the bag to keep it’s shape.photo 4

Now we are going to stitch around the top of the envelope to give it a finished look.

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You can add your button and be finished now or if you have a machine with decorative stitches you can add a stitch around the top for a more fun look.photo 2

Now add your button, trim your threads and cut a slit on the top flap for it to go through, make sure to not make your button hole too big!photo 4

And that’s it! you now have a great envelope clutch that you can you use for a night on the town, a make up bag, an extra fancy lunch bag or whatever your heart desires.  You could even add a strap to make it into a shoulder bag! Have fun with this easy bag!

Happy Sewing

-Dani X<3

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Here is another quick and easy holiday gift idea: handmade coin purse! These coin purses are easy to make and super cute! Best of all, they don’t take much fabric! You can get away with using a couple of fat quarters or some scraps from your fabric stash!

For my coin purse I used:

* One coin purse closure in gold

* 1/2 yard Echino hipster deer fabric in mustard for the outside

* 1/2 yard Dear Stella double dot in mustard for the lining

* E6000 glue

To create the pattern you need, you will first trace your purse frame, then add about 1/4″ seam allowance around the top. You will also need to mark 3/8″ after the hinges on either side.Once you have the top drawn, free hand the shape of the body of the coin purse, the wider the sides the more poof you will have.

Cut two pieces of the outer material and the lining material.

Pin with right sides together.

Sew up the sides, stopping at the hinge marks

Insert outer fabric in to lining with right sides together. Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew all around the top leaving about a 2″ opening on one side. Turn inside out, tucking the lining inside, then stitch the gap closed.

Time to glue the frame! Using a toothpick (or some kind of spreading tool), dab E600 glue inside the groove of your purse frame. I glued one side at a time in order to keep things neat (or at least try to, haha).

Once your glue is in place, wedge your fabric in to the groove.  It’s ok if there is some glue that spills out, you can easily wipe it up.

Let your glue dry, and you are all finished! Cute, simple, and easy holiday gift! What’s not to love!

Happy sewing!!


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