Ribbon Clutch Tutorial

Hello everyone! I’m Becky from Patchwork Posse. I’m here to share a project to use your small bits of ribbon and fabric with. I blog about lots of easy sewing projects, and I’m the home of the Yearly Round Robin.

Being a big fan of the stacked coins quilts and wristlets, I couldn’t resist mixing them together. This is a great way to use your little bits of ribbon and fabric pieces.

Ribbon Clutch Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Materials Needed:

Swivel Clip
Ribbon – various sizes at least 6″ long
Fabric
8 – 3″ X 6″ for sides of 6″ x 6″ square
1 – 6″ X 6″ behind ribbon and 3 – 6″ X 6″ backside and lining
Zipper

Stacked Ribbon Clutch Tutorial~

1) Lay the ribbon on top of the 6″ X 6″ piece of fabric – right sides facing up.

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2) Play with the arrangement of the ribbon – don’t place ribbons at the ends, you will be sewing along this edge and don’t want the extra bulk.

3) Glue the ribbons in place. If you don’t want them floppy or to catch on anything, you can sew them down or use fusible web/interfacing to secure.

4) Sew the ribbons to secure along the edges.

Ribbon Clutch Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
5) Sew the 3″ X 6″ pieces to either side of the ribbon piece. The ribbons will be going up and down.

6) Sew the 3″ X 6″ pieces to either side of the other 6″ X 6″ squares. 1 – backside of bag, 2 – lining for bag.

7) Pin the front and one lining right sides together, with the zipper in between, zipper handle will be facing the front of the bag with the ribbon panel.

8) Sew and repeat with back of bag and second lining piece.

Ribbon Clutch Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
9) Open the sides and stitch a finishing stitch next to the zipper.

Ribbon Clutch Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
*If you’d like to use the swivel clip: Cut a piece of ribbon 4″ long X width of ribbon. Slip clip in the ribbon and pin right sides out to one side of the bag {pin to the right side of the bags outside piece}.

10) Pin together the right sides of the lining.

11) Sew the sides and bottom of the lining.

12) Pin together the right sides of the outside of the bag, tucking the ribbon and swivel inside if you added that to your clutch — make sure to open the zipper so you can turn your bag.

13) Sew the sides and bottom of the outside bag.

14) Pull right sides out of the zipper and stuff the lining inside the bag.

Ribbon Clutch Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
This bag is so versatile. The options are endless! Using your fabric and ribbon stash make a great eclectic style of clutch.

Ribbon Clutch Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
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Do you look at your ribbon and fabric stash and think….”ribbon and fabric mess, oh my?” I sometimes do and sometimes think I will never be able to use up all of those random and small fabric and ribbon pieces. But, then a brilliant and absolutely perfect project like this Ribbon Clutch comes up and WAAAA-LAAAA, my issue is resolved. I love this little clutch and it is so easy to make and so adorable. This little clutch would make a fabulous gift for all of your sisters, friends, neighbors, coworkers, or your sweet mama.

Thank you Becky for your ingenious idea of using up those little pieces of scrap ribbon and fabric. Great job and thanks for visiting with us today! For more incredible…I mean INCREDIBLE sewing tutorials that are sure to inspire you to break out that sewing machine, visit Becky at Patchwork Posse.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted April 12, 2014 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Love it! I just picked up a houndstooth zipper and this idea would be so pretty with it. I especially like the swivel clip – it gives it a finished look.

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      Posted April 15, 2014 at 8:08 am | Permalink

      Hi Cristin! Thank you so much for your comment! Your hounds tooth zipper sounds incredible and would look amazing if you used it in this adorable Ribbon Clutch! Thank you again Cristin…good luck with your cute clutch and stunning zipper! Have a wonderful day! Michelle :)

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