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THE CHARM CLUTCH
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This elegantly proportioned charming clutch or bag transitions from casual day to dressy night (and holds everything you need!). Easily customize the Charm bag with 2 different length handles, different options for closures, and lots of fabric ideas. With interior cell phone and large pockets you'll keep everything well within Charms reach!

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click here for a list of fabrics as seen on the cover


Materials List


The yardage given is for a one-way design. Allow extra yardage for matching or centering a design on your fabric.

You can change the look of your bag depending on how many prints you use for your exterior. Option 1 utilizes my "Sari Blooms" quilting print as shown on the front cover. Option 2 uses one print for the exterior and Option 3 uses two.

The bag can be made using 44” wide quilting weight fabric OR 54” wide mid-weight Home Dec fabric. Please check the chart below for the amount required for the style you’re making.



INTERFACING / NOTIONS NEEDED (for all options)

  • 20” wide fusible woven interfacing (I use Shape Flex® SF-101 from Pellon®). Please check the chart above for the amount of interfacing required. Make sure you prewash the fusible woven interfacing following the manufacturers instructions.
  • 1/2 yard of 44” wide fusible fleece (I use fusible Thermolam® Plus from Pellon®)
  • 1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread (I use my Premium Threads from Rowan)
  • 1 pkg of heavyweight sewing machine needles - size 16 (I use Schmetz™ jean/denim sharp point sewing machine needles - size 100/16)


OPTIONAL CLOSURES:

  • • 2 pkgs of Magnetic Sew-On Snaps - size 13/16” (I use Dritz® brand)

OR

  • • 1 12” all purpose zipper that coordinates with your Exterior Main Panel fabric (I use Coats brand)


TOOLS NEEDED:
Scissors, Straight pins, Ruler, Pressing cloth, Chalk pencil, Measuring tape, Iron and Ironing board, Fabric marker, Hand sewing needle, 1 sheet of wax-free tracing paper from Prym-Dritz®, Turning tool (such as a closed pair of scissors), Zipper foot for your sewing machine

Finished Sizes:
Clutch - 13” wide at top (17 1/4" wide at the widest point) x 9 3/8" tall x 3 1/4" deep
Shoulder / Handbag - Same size as the Clutch with Handles; Shoulder Bag - 21 1/4" tall; Handbag - 15 1/2" tall

The necklace featured on our model is made by my dear friend Kim Mettee. Please visit kimmetteedesigns.com