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Something Blue Button Embellished Bridal Clutch

Button embellished bridal clutch

Button embellished bridal clutch by Jen Goode

Something borrowed, something blue this bridal clutch is the perfect accessory with a handmade touch. Use blue and pearl buttons along with delicate blue ribbon, eyelet fabric and faux satin, to create a pretty little purse fit for a wedding.

This idea was inspired by a little handbag my aunt made for me years ago from a wonderful little hankie originally owned by my great grandmother. You could adapt this clutch design using handkerchiefs and antique lace as well.

Materials you’ll need:

  • Assortment of blue, pearl and white buttons
  • Decorative eyelet fabric
  • Standard eyelet fabric
  • Faux satin fabric
  • 1/8″ light blue ribbon
  • Medium blue embroidery thread and needle
  • Standard thread and needle
  • pins
  • Sewing machine (optional)

Directions:
1. First cut all fabric pieces as follows:

  • 1- 4.5″ x 8.5″ decorative eyelet fabric
  • 1 – 9″ x 8.8″ standard eyelet fabric
  • 2 – 4.5″x8.5″ faux satin fabric pieces
  • 1 – 5.5″x8.5″ stand eyelet fabric
  • 1 – 5.5×8.5″ faux satin fabric

2. Layer top flap fabric, fold and stitch on sides leaving bottom open. Turn right side out.
making a bridal clutch3. Layer fabric pieces to include outside, decorative eyelet fabric piece, top flap and outside pieces, pin and stitch along edges as shown.

Sewing instructions for bridal clutch

4. Stitch down seemed pieces to create a clean stitch line on inside pieces of fabric.

5. Fold at center, inside piece to inside piece, wrong side out. Stitch along sides leaving top edge of inside fabric open.

More sewing instructions for bridal clutch
sew a bridal clutch

6. Fold right-side out through top opening. Fold opening inward to create a finished edge and stitch closed.

finishing stitch for bridal clutch

7. Tuck inside pocket into outer shell to create finished pouch and liner. Flap should now be at top and decorative eyelet fabric at front.
8. Place ribbon along flap and pin into place as desired. Stitch to secure using needle and thread. Take care not to stitch all the way through flap to ensure hidden stitching.

embellishing a bridal clutch

9. Using embroidery thread, attach buttons on top of threaded areas on ribbon. Tie and knot to secure.

adding buttons to a bridal clutch
10. Repeat stitch to attach button on front for closure piece. Tie embroidery thread on flap to loop over closure button on front.

Optional: create a braided cord and attach on either side of clutch opening.

pretty button embellished bridal clutch by Jen Goode

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Jen Goode is the owner and “doodler in charge” of JGoode Designs, a Denver based art and design studio. She has been a creative professional since 1996, developing art for a variety of uses in an array of mediums from handmade crafts to Graphic design and illustration. Jen, a designer member of CHA, is a tech savvy, work-at-home mom of 3 who shares her creative inspirations with other moms through her sites Projects for Preschoolers and 100 Directions and as a featured contributor on various sites throughout the web. Jen's motto is "Inspiring Smiles Every Day".

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2 Responses to Something Blue Button Embellished Bridal Clutch

  1. Elise Durenberger April 7, 2011 at 7:38 PM #

    This is SUCH a lovely project! Your tutorial is easy to understand and TOTALLY keep-able – I will definitely have to give this a try! Stunning use of button! *!*

  2. Jen Goode April 8, 2011 at 9:36 AM #

    Elise, thank you so very much, I’m glad you like it!

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