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.

Lace Clutch Clip Art

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, 2009

Introduction

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materials

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

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

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

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

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

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