I hope you have been enjoying our little impromptu Clutch Pattern series!
I have – it has been so fun to take a simple pattern and make it up several different ways! In case you missed it, we started with the Applique Clutch, then moved to the Vintage Lace version, and then the Ruffles Version!
This is the last version (for now) and I think it is so fun! It’s got a retro 70’s feel to it – with green Chevron fabric and sweet matching pom pom trim!
It would be great for Spring or Summer – and the design could be used with a lot of different fabrics!
To give the Clutch a little texture, I hand sewed coordinating yarn to the front pieces, following the Chevron print. It’s got a great retro leather button too.
So cute! But then, what’s not to love about pom poms and chevron???
It was easy to change up our pattern too!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
All the fabric/interfacing/notions requirements for the Original Clutch – along with:
Coordinating Yarn to embellish front
1/4 yard pom pom trim
(all fabrics came from Joann’s if you want to use these same prints)
Follow the instructions for the original clutch to make the base section of your clutch.
To add the yarn to your front fabric piece, hand sew each strand in place, using small stitches. I sewed the yarn down at each point, plus one stitch between the points.
Continue following the lines on the fabric until you reach the other side.
Add more strands of matching yarn. I did a total of four rows. You don’t want them too close to the top or bottom, remember the bottom will have a 1/2″ seam allowance and the top will be folded over the top of the clutch.
Baste the pom pom trim to the bottom of the front piece. The trim should point away from the raw edge, it will flip and be right side up after you sew the outside and inside pieces together.
Continue with the clutch front piece instructions for the Original Clutch. Iron on the interfacings (be careful not to iron over your yarn, you don’t want to burn it). Sew your outside and inside pieces together and turn right side out. Add your snap closure and press.
Sew the front piece to the clutch, again referencing the original instructions. Fold in the top side sections and tack in place.
Add on a little retro leather button for decoration – and that’s it!
So I hope you enjoyed all the Clutch Versions!! I love them all . . .
They’re so fun in different ways. Though I think I have a favorite. I’m just not saying which. :)
What about you?
You can check out the other versions below!
Michele of By Your Side says
CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!
the details are amazing, thanks so much for sharing!!
OK, I love this one even more than the ruffles! I love how you used the yarn…what a great idea to add dimension to any fabric. As always, a brilliant job! Thanks for sharing!
I LOVE all the clutches…but this one might just be my fave…love the retro look!
Michele @ The Scrap Shopp says
CUTE!!! I love the green chevron pattern. The extra embellishments are perfect!! This one is definitely fun!
Awww, another great one! I never thought of sewing yarns on fabric; what a great idea! OK, I love chevron and I LOVE pom pom trims, but I must say that Vintage Lace version is my favourite. It’s too cute it hurts!! Thank you for sharing another great tutorial :)
That is just darling! I love it. All your clutches are just darling- xo Diana
Free Coupons says
Lovely and all the Clutches are Fabulous! Colors of all the Clutches are so Cool!
I Love your Ideas. You always share easy and creative ideas to make homemade things. Thanks for sharing such great ideas.
Gorgeous clutches – I particularly like that green retro fabric. Delicious!
I can’t decide which one I like best. I think I have to just close my eyes and point!! Love them all. You too!!
Those little details take it from adorable to AMAZING!! Love it!
very fun. Love the diy clutches!!
Oh I just love the added details with the texture!
Ah! I love the retro chevron pattern!! You are so, so talented, and I have loved this series!!
Jenn/Rook No. 17 says
The pompoms took this groovy bag to totally-outta sight! Love it!
Beckie Bell says
First thank you for the free pattern. I have made 2 of the 4 versions. It looks like I’m late to the party tho.. lol. I really like this clutch. Only for me the bag is too big to handle w/o a handle. So I strapped one on the 2 i made and I just LOVE this bag. It is my everyday bag right now. I’m so impressed with your design and instructions are so easy to follow. I don’t see anywhere to leave a photo or I’d leave a Pic for y’all.