Momma is going out!

I was invited to a birthday party this evening.  I don’t really go out much, more of a home body than anything.  But I thought this would be fun and the husband and I could use a date!  I always carry enormous bags. I wanted a little clutch that I could just tuck under my arm instead of carrying my monstrous mommy bag.  If you can turn a sewing machine on and sew a straight line you can make these fun little clutches in under 20 minutes.

Find two pieces of coordinating fabrics and one piece of interface.  Interface is what gives the bag structure and weight.  You can find interfacing at any fabric store.  Felt or fleece can also be used as interfacing. You can make your clutch any size that you want, I cut all three pieces 9.5 inches by 15 inches
Right sides together.
Interfacing on top.
I pulled the very hair band out of my hair and stuck in between the two right sides.  This will be the loop for the closure.
Sew all the way around leaving a three inch hole on the side. 
Cut excess fabric around and turn right side out. 
Fold bottom up as far as you want and sew the sides.
Iron the flap down.
Embellish and grab a snack.  Be careful that you don’t get lost in your thoughts and eat a button instead of a chip.  Hmmmmm who could have done that???
Fun little clutch for my night out!!!  Probably should have made some kind of contraction that will keep my eyes open past 9:15!  Here are some other little clutches that I made back in my bag making days.

Happy Friday!
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12 Responses to Momma is going out!

  1. LeeLu Creations November 11, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    How fun! I am sew (ha ha :)) wanting to try this but sewing is a bit intimidating for me!

  2. RachelleAtkins November 11, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    I love this and I'm coming over, Ang. I mean it this time. I'm a fast learner. Hope you had fun! ~ Shel

  3. Lynn Richards November 11, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    These are great. You give me hope with my sewing machine. So far, all I sew on is paper!!
    Love your blog, I found it through pinterest.

  4. Janet November 12, 2011 at 12:01 am #

    These are gorgeous, and you make them look easy so I'll have to try them out. Along with all the other projects I should be working on. I need discipline–know where I can get a jar or two? LOL

  5. Tracey Bower- Bower Studio November 12, 2011 at 1:04 am #

    Love it! No sewing ability here! I adore that tweedy one!

  6. Empty Nest Full Life November 12, 2011 at 3:12 am #

    I may just have to give these a try. Jackie

  7. Good Time Charlie November 13, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    Wow are these cute. I might actually be able to make one suitable for public!

  8. Stephanie Gaddis December 6, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    I just made one! Thank you for the great idea! I used oil cloth and flannel and will be using it tomorrow for our Disneyland trip:)

  9. Beth Huntington January 10, 2012 at 12:56 am #

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE these! I'm going to make one tonight!
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. elizabethselena April 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    OK that is just fantastic- you laid the tutorial out very clearly and showed how simple it is- way not intimidating. Thanks!! Great blog!

  11. Marti October 15, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    That is so cute! I would love for you to post that at my craft showcase. I host a weekly craft showcase and would like to invite you to link up and join the link party. This link will take you to it…..

    Feel free to grab the button on my sidebar to link up to the craft showcase!

    xoxo, Marti

    • angela October 16, 2012 at 12:05 am #

      Thanks Marti!
      I will check it out!
      lots of love

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