How to Sew a Bow Clutch
How to sew a bow clutch with this free bow clutch pattern and tuutorial. I just love this bow clutch. It is so chic and you can make it in any fabric you like. I made mine to match the Hawaiian patterned skirt I made last month and it came out perfectly. This is a beginner project although there is a zipper involved and lining. I believe that if you follow these steps you too can make this lovely bow clutch.
If you do not have left over fabric like I did you can head over to Fabric.com or Hobby Lobby to find the perfect fabric for your clutch. This project contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This is a beginner sewing project.
What you will Need:
- 2 Pieces of exterior fabric 10″ x 8″
- 2 Pieces of either contrasting or exterior fabric for the bow measuring 10″ x 7″
- 1 Piece of either exterior or contrasting fabric measuring 2″ x 5″ for the bow knot
- 2 Pieces of exterior fabric measuring 10″ x 8″ for the lining
- 2 Pieces of 10″ x 8″ pieces of Pellon 808 interfacing
- 1 9″ Zipper
- Standard sewing supplies.
Step 1: How to Sew a Bow Clutch
Cut out all of your fabrics. Fuse your interfacing to the wrong side of the 8″ x 10″ pieces.
Step 2: How to Sew a Bow Clutch
With right sides together and using 1/4″ seam allowance, sew the bow pieces along the long edges. Turn right side out and press.
Step 3: How to Sew a Bow Clutch
With right sides together, sew the bow knot piece along the long edges. Turn right sides out and press. Sew the short ends together and turn the knot so the seam is facing the inside.
Step 4: How to Sew a Bow Clutch
Push the bow piece through the knot piece. Lay the bow on one 10″ x 8″ pieces and baste along the edges.
Step 5: How to Sew a Bow Clutch
Layer the zipper between the right sides of the bow front and the lining piece. Sew the zipper using a zipper foot through the three layers of the outer front, zipper, and lining. Turn the pieces right side out and top stitch along the zipper. Repeat with the other side of the zipper using the back of the clutch piece and lining.
Step 6: How to Sew a Bow Clutch
Place the bow front and the outer back right sides together and the lining pieces right sides together. You should have a long bag and lining piece. Using a 1/4″ seam allowance sew the front and back pieces together and the lining pieces together leaving the zipper open and a 2-3″ opening in the lining. It is important that the zipper is open for this step or you will not be able to turn the bag.
Step 7: How to Sew a Bow Clutch
Turn the back through the opening in the lining and the open zipper. Sew the lining opening closed using ladder stitch. Push the lining into the bag and close the zipper. You have now finished your beautiful bow clutch in no time at all. I hope you have enjoyed this beginner sewing project.