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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ruffle Wristlet/Clutch {tutorial}

Hi there!  I wanted to share this tutorial on my blog, just in case you missed me while I was on Bear Rabbit Bear Crafts a couple of weeks ago.  This is a clutch that I made for my daughters 10th Birthday!  Needless to say, she LOVED it!
5 fat quarters(I had a bundle on hand, but you could prob get by with 3 or so.)
1/2 yard fusible interfacing
About an hour(or a nap time)

 Thia all started as a fat quarter bundle I got at Joann's.
Yellow and blue are her favorite colors.
 First I ironed all the fat quarters with steam, to get rid of the creases.   Then...
 I used 5 different patterns of fabric, but you could use 2, or 3.  Just remember that you need one whole fat quarter(minus a strip)for the lining and the ruffle.  And 5 strips of fabric that are 2.5 x 22 inches.
 Then sew them together.
 Please don't forget to iron, it looks so much better, and helps tighten your stitches.

 Next, lay your patchy piece on top of the lining you chose, just like in the picture, and cut the right side and top off.
 Now you have 2 that are exactly the same.
 Do the same with the interfacing(don't worry it's really easy)

No steam when doing this part...

 Sew across the part of the bag with the pins on it.
This is what the bag looks like after you sew the ruffle in place.

 Close the Velcro and there it is, your pretty ruffle wristlet!
I know my daughter is going to love this!  It is a very grown-up gift for my (almost) grown-up girl.
If you have some extra time today, please go check out my favorite tutorials on my blog.

Thanks for reading!