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Project

Lace Clutch Clip Art

For this simple sewing project, we gave a cotton clutch the look of luxe lace with nothing more than clip art and heat-transfer paper.

Introduction

Materials

  • Blue clutch, gray clutch, or yellow clutch clip art
  • Iron-on fabric transfers (No. 8938), avery.com
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ivory cotton canvas
  • Scissors
  • Scalloping shears
  • Sewing machine with coordinating thread
  • Ribbon
  • Screw punch, Martha Stewart Crafts, michaels.com

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Print clutch design on iron-on heat-transfer paper.

  2. Step 2

    Iron the design onto cotton canvas, following the manufacturer's instructions. (Be sure to position the transfer so the long edge is parallel to the grain of the fabric.)

  3. Step 3

    With scissors, cut out design, leaving a 1/4-inch border at left, right, and scalloped sides. At the bottom, leave a 1/2-inch border.

  4. Step 4

    Cut left and right sides with scalloping shears, leaving 1/8 inch as border.

  5. Step 5

    Flip canvas over and fold bottom up 3 1/2 inches. Top-stitch both sides closed.

  6. Step 6

    Stitch a 20-inch length of ribbon to the center of the bottom portion of the clutch, 2 inches from the bottom.

  7. Step 7

    With a screw punch, punch a hole at the top center, 1 1/2 inches down from the point of the center scallop. If you do not have a screw punch, make a 1/2-inch vertical slit with scissors.

  8. Step 8

    Fold top half down 3 1/2 inches. Pull ribbon through hole or slit, and tie in a bow to close.

Source
Martha Stewart Weddings, 2009

Reviews (3)

  • 22 Dec, 2012

    These ARE beautiful and don't cost much! I just made them for my bridesmaids. I also added a rhinestone buckle in the center of the bow knot. I got it from The Buckle Boutique. The buckle add just the right touch to push it over the edge!

  • 7 Mar, 2012

    I LOVE these! I want to make them for my bridal party! I would like to have the template in blue, purple and pink too!

  • 31 Dec, 2010

    Simply print on to paper or card to make a beautiful invitation (omit sewing the sides) or envelope for a gift card or money.