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.
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- Print clutch design on iron-on heat-transfer paper.
- 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.)
- 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.
- Cut left and right sides with scalloping shears, leaving 1/8 inch as border.
- Flip canvas over and fold bottom up 3 1/2 inches. Top-stitch both sides closed.
- Stitch a 20-inch length of ribbon to the center of the bottom portion of the clutch, 2 inches from the bottom.
- 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.
- Fold top half down 3 1/2 inches. Pull ribbon through hole or slit, and tie in a bow to close.
- Blue clutch, gray clutch, or yellow clutch clip art
- Iron-on fabric transfers (No. 8938), avery.com
- Iron and ironing board
- Ivory cotton canvas
- Scalloping shears
- Sewing machine with coordinating thread
- Screw punch, Martha Stewart Crafts, michaels.com
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