Today I am sharing with you a guest post I did earlier this month at HelloLidy! Her blog is super cute and you should definitely check it out!I absolutely love purses, and this is no exception. I kept seeing this on Pinterest, and thought, “Hey, I could do that”…and so I did, but as a casual clutch because that’s more my style. And the best part, is that I am going to share with you how I did it. It really was quite simple!
The materials you will need:
Basting Spray or some type of adhesive spray
Fabric for lining – 11? x 22?
Outer fabric – 11? x 22?
Heavyweight interfacing – 10? x 21?
Peacock Feather (length is depending on how much you want it to cover. I used a 16? feather, but I also snipped off quite a bit of the bottom)
Mod Podge (or homemade version)
Making the clutch-
1. Center the interfacing on the wrong side of the lining material. Iron in place.
2. Place the lining material and the outer fabric right sides together. **Your interfacing will be on the outside of the lining** Using something round, (I used a cleaning wipes container…yeah, don’t judge me), trace the outer edge on two of the corners. Cut on the line.
3. Along that same edge, mark a 3-5 inch spot to show you where to start and stop sewing. Take these two pieces to your sewing machine and stitch using a 1/4? seam allowance.
4. Snip the curved corners and clip the pointed corners to ensure they lay flat.
5. Turn this right side out and press making sure to tuck in that opening you had on the curved edge. Top stitch using 1/4? seam allowance.
6. Now you are going to fold up the end with the regular corners so that the inside fabric lining is touching. Fold down the top flap and play around with it until you get to a designated height that you like. Once you have the bottom part where you want it, pin it in place and sew it along the same line you used to top stitch in step 5.
7. Fold over the top part and you are ready to add your feather.
Adding the feather-
8. Lay your feather on top of the clutch’s flap to determine where you want it to be.
9. Next, remove the feather and take your adhesive spray and spray it to the clutch where you would like the feather to lay.
10. Carefully, lay down the feather and gently press it into place.
11. Using a soft brush and your mod podge, lightly “paint” the feather. It will want to move around a bit if you didn’t add enough adhesive spray, but you can easily move it by lifting it with a pin. The stem may stick up a bit, but the feathers are glued down so it will stay;).
12. Wait for that little guy to dry and you are done and ready to use your new clutch!!
Super easy, huh?
Let me know what you think!!