Here’s another idea for a handmade Christmas gift. I love this clutch bag pattern because it is that bit different but still easy to make. The front is made using strips of two colours and the lining shows through on the second peak on the right hand side. It may look a little lurid, but I wanted to use a different colour for each section of the clutch bag so that you could see what I was doing. The bag measures about 12″ by 6″.
Cutting requirements for the clutch bag
one 3.1/2″ strip of both yellow and white cut across the width of fabric
one rectangle about 12.1/2″ by 21″ for the lining
two 2″ strips of green for the binding
Making the clutch bag
Sew the two strips of yellow and white fabric together along the length. Trim the ends and cut the panel in half so that you have two panels about 6.1/2″ wide by 21″ long. Sew these two panels together to make one rectangle 12.1/2″ wide by 21″ long. Place the lining fabric with right side down and lay the yellow/white panel on top with right side up. I haven’t used wadding for this clutch bag, but if you wanted to use some, this would be the time to place wadding between the two fabric layers.
Pin the layers and stitch them together. I have stitched up each seam line and then around the outside edge, but you may prefer to do something a little more intricate. Mark a point on the bottom edge 4.1/2″ from the left hand side. Cut from that mark to the top lefthand corner of the panel. Make another mark on the top edge 4.1/2″ from the right hand edge and cut from the bottom right hand corner to that mark. Discard the two triangles that you have cut.
Join the two 2″ strips for binding and fold in half along the length. Sew the binding to the top edge of the bag panel and flip to the back so that you can sew the binding down on the lining fabric. You can find more details on quilt binding here.
Lay the bag panel with right side down. Fold in half so that the two peaks are at the same level as each other. Now fold the right hand peak back down again so that it is almost at the bottom right corner. You should have three layers on the right hand side of the lower section.
Slipstitch up the sides of the clutch bag and along the diagonal to hold that flap of lining in place. That completes the peaked clutch bag unless you want to add any buttons or embellishments of some sort.
Here’s the video: