Need a perfect way to jazz up your wardrobe? I got a perfect solution! Accessories are your best friend and there is no better way to complete an outfit than with a clutch! Today I made a clutch called Begem featuring Etno Fabric Collection designed by Pat Bravo. This little clutch will carry your things in style and is perfect for all your adventures day into night. To check out the lookbook for more fun projects using Etno click here! This clutch was also featured in the Utopia lookbook, so I am excited to bring you the pattern instructions!
This is the one I made with Utopia + Pure Elements:
For pattern templates click here!
Here are the fabrics you will need:
Fabric A- UT-24503 - 1/8 yd.
Fabric B- PE-439 - 1/4 yd.
Fabric C - PE- 416 - 1/4 yd.
Fabric A- ETN-40047 - 1/8 yd.
Fabric B- PE-418 - 1/4 yd.
Fabric C- PE-438 - 1/4 yd.
All pieces have 1/4" seam allowance added. Sew right side together.
Cut out template 1,4,6, and from Fabric A
Cut out template 3 and 5 from Fabric B
Cut out template 2 and 7 from Fabric C
Two (2) 6 1/2” x 9 1/2“ from Fabric B (Exterior)
Three (3) 6 1/2” x 9 1/2” from Fabric C (Lining)
One (1) 1 1/2” x 14” strip from Fabric C (Strap)
Two (2) 6” x 9” Fusible
One (1) 6 1/2 “x 9 1/2” Batting
Small Snap closure
Sew template 1 to template 2 following Diagram 1.
Sew template 3, 4, and 5 together following Diagram 2.
Sew template 6, 7 , and 8 together following Diagram 3.
Sew the pieces you made in Diagram 1, Diagram 2, and Diagram 3 together following Diagram 4.
Square your piece and you will now have a piece that looks like Diagram 5. Take this piece and pin batting to the back. Get creative and quilt as desired. When your done quilting your front flap.Take a 6 1/2” x 9 1/2” lining piece and sew front flap and lining piece right sides together sewing the sides and bottom of your flap. Turn flap right side out and press.
Fuse 6” x 9 “ fusible pieces to the center of two 6 1/2” x 9 1/2” lining pieces from Fabric C. Sew both lining pieces right side together. Sew two short sides and one long side of the fabric, leaving one long side unsewn. Take your 1 1/2“ x 14” strip from Fabric C fold in half lengthwise. Sew at 1/4“ seam allowance. Attach a safety pin to pull strap through. Sandwich both end of straps between exterior pieces, about 3/4" from the top. Sew exterior pieces leaving one long side of the fabric unsewn. (Diagram 6)
Flip both lining and exterior of the clutch with right sides out. Turn under raw edges on both pieces at 1/4” and press. Tuck the lining into the exterior of your clutch. Sandwich the flap between the lining and the exterior, pin pieces together and top stitch all the way around the clutch as close to the edge as possible. (Diagram 7)
Hand sew a snap in the center back of your flap about a 1/2" up from the bottom. Now sew the other part of your snap to the front of your clutch. Make sure both snaps line up when flap is closed!
The Begem Clutch is perfect for gift giving or making for yourself in different colors to match all your outfits! Have fun making the Begem Clutch and stay tuned for more exciting project!