in a clutch cosmetic case sewing pattern
Have you ever reached into your handbag and found that you didn’t have one of your essentials? It’s no fun to have to make do in a clutch. Load up this pretty little cosmetic case, keep it in your handbag, and you’ll never have to again. This cosmetic case can be made in three different, fun styles. Your finished case will look so lovely you may want to carry it as a clutch instead of tucking it away. A great gift, this pretty carry-all can also function as an evening bag.
What You'll Need
Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics, such as quilting cotton, broadcloth, poplin, chambray, and linen:
- 1 fat quarter fabric A (outside)
- 1 fat quarter fabric B (lining)
- Scraps fabric C (embellishments)
8" (or longer) zipper
Lightweight fusible interfacing
approx. 8" wide x 5" high x 1 1/2" deep
Average rating: (5 of 5) based on 3 reviewsA quality pattern, as alwaysReviewed by Stefanie Almond (Verified Buyer) on 02/14/2017I love your patterns because, while I'm experienced at sewing, your directions make the projects an absolute breeze. Patterns are accurate and your directions break the process down into simple steps that even beginners can follow. I even learned a new tip that I'll use in other projects. I made three of these little bags--one of each style--and embroidered a monogram on the other side as a Valentine's gift for my co-workers.Was this helpful?Cases of joy!Reviewed by Ann Ostermann on 01/03/2015I am having so much fun making little zippered cases for friends and family. I have a large stash of fat quarters and coming up with the complimentary fabric combinations is a blast. I have brought smiles to so many faces with this quick and easy pattern!Was this helpful?Love it!Reviewed by Jenny on 12/31/2014I once made a bag. It was a lot of work and I wasn't satisfied with it. I didn't feel that it was usable or practical. This little clutch is the perfect antedote to that experience. I can successfully make a small useful bag and be satisfied with the results and feel like I can use it. This small clutch is the perfect size for many things. I use one in my brief case to hold my phone/tablet charger and cords. I use another too hold the stuff I want to transfer between purse and brief case, so I don't have to take my purse into court. I made several for Christmas gifts. From start to finish it takes between 2-2.5 hours. If you want to make several, my suggestion that you purchase one fat quarter for your big fabric and two coordinating fat quarters for the lining and trim. With 3 fat quarters, you can get two bags if you cut your main fabric thoughtfully.Was this helpful?
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