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Make a Fold Over Clutch Purse

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How to make a fold over clutch purse

A foldover clutch is just what it says it is – a clutch that is folded over. It is an easy way to make a clutch purse. You just need some fabric and 2 magnetic snaps.

And interfacing. There is nothing that matters more than interfacing (other than the outer fabric) to make a bag or a purse look good, so stock up on lots of interfacing if you intend to make bags or purses like this. (Find out what all you need to make bags and purses here.)

I am also using 2 magnetic snaps as fasteners.

How to make the Fold over clutch

  1. Cut out the fabric pieces for the clutch purse.

    Cut out two pieces of the outer bag and two pieces for the lining of dimension – 14 inches by 11 inches. Adjust as needed. Attach interfacing.  cut out 2 pieces of outer fabric and 2 pieces of lining 15 inch by 11 inch

  2. Shorten the lining pieces by 1/2 inch

    On the 11-inch side, cut out 1/2 inch- do for both lining pieces.
    cut off 1/2 inch from one short edge of the lining pieces

  3. Attach magnetic snap on lining

    On both the pieces of lining, attach the two parts of a magnetic snap 1 inch from the short edge. If your lining fabric has a right side, this is attached on the right side.
    on lining attach the two sides of the magnetic snap

  4. Snap attached

    It will be better to interface the back where the snap is attached.The magnetic snap is placed 1 inch from the short edge.
    Do not forget to attach interfacing in the nback of the snaps

  5. Attach a magnetic snap to the outer fabric

    The other magnetic snap is attached to one of the outer fabrics – the one you mean to place on the front. The projecting part is attached 3 inches from one edge, and the other part is placed 5 1/2 inches from the other end. Remember to center align and try to close it so that it looks alright.

  6. Sew the 2 bags -outer and lining

    Sew the outer bag by keeping the 2 outer pieces together (rightsides to the inside). Sew them together on the 3 sides.
    Sew the lining bag by keeping the 2 lining pieces together (so that the magnetic snaps come inside). Sew them together on the 3 sides
    sew the lining bag and the outer bag

  7. The outer bag rightsides out

    the outer bag which is rightside out

  8. Insert outer bag inside the lining bag

    Keep the outer bag right side out and the lining bag right side in. Insert the outerbag inside the lining bag.
    insert the outer bag inside the lining bag, rightsides touching inside

  9. Stitch them together

    Stitch the top edges together (that of lining and outer bag); But leave 2 inches unstitched.stitch the two bags together but leave 2 inches unstitched

  10. Bring the outerbag right side out

    The unstitched portion is for this – the outer bag is brought out through the holebring the outer bag right side out through the hole

  11. Sew the hole shut

    Press everything neatly so that the lining is tucked to the inside. You need to sew the hole closed. Either top stitch with machine or use slip stitches or whip stitchesPress in place. sew hole closed

  12. Finished

    Now simply close the magnetic snaps on the front and your fold over clutch purse is done

Doesn’t it look good with gold?

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