I always clip coupons with the best of intentions. Unfortunately, it seems they find their way into the strangest places and never in my hand at the checkout counter. I made this super simple little clutch to keep them in one place, plus help me look cute while I'm saving money!
What you'll need...
You'll use a sheet of notebook or printer paper as your pattern, cotton fabric in a couple of prints (pre-washed and pressed), medium weight iron-on stabilizer rotary cutter and mat or scissors, a button and a hair elastic for the closure
If you like the little flower applique, you can get the template here: View this photo. Plus you'll need embroidery floss and an anti-fray solution.
1. Cut.Using your printer paper as a guide, cut one rectangle from each of your 2 cotton prints. Cut one rectangle from the iron-on stabilizer.
2. Fuse.Follow the manufacturer's directions to fuse the iron-on stabilizer to the rectangle you've chosen to be the outside print of your clutch.
3. Pin.Place rectangles right sides together and pin. Add the hair elastic to the center of the top of the rectangle, in between the layers and pin. This will become the closure loop.
4. Sew.Using a straight stitch and a 3/8" seam, begin sewing the rectangles together. Start about 2" from the center of the bottom (opposite side of where you placed the elastic) and continue sewing around leaving a space about 3" from where you started. Trim right angles diagonally.
5. Turn.Reach inside the space you've created and turn right side out and press. Topstitch around the rectangle with about a 1/4" seam.
6. Handstitch. Stitch your closure button to the center top front. Prepare your applique and stitch it wherever you like- I applied mine on the opposite side of the button.
7. Finish. Fold the clutch in half and stitch up the sides using your previous topstitch as a guideline.
8. Save! Now clip those coupons and tote them in style!