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Monday, February 12, 2018

Felt envelope clutch with ribbon closure

Hello, and welcome. Today I'm going to show you how to make a simple felt envelope clutch with a cute ribbon and bow closure. And the best of it? It can be done in fifteen minutes or less. Because yes, it is that simple!

Felt envelope clutch with ribbon closure tutorial



Check out the tutorial below:


Materials needed: 
  • felt in your favorite color. Use the thickest felt you can find, because if the felt is too soft the clutch won't hold its shape. Decide which size you want your clutch to be and fold the felt piece in a way that the back side is at least 1/3 longer than the front: 

Felt envelope clutch with ribbon closure tutorial

  • Matching sewing thread (or fabric glue for a no-sew version)
  •  A piece of ribbon (ribbon leftovers are great for this project, they just have to be long enough to tie a bow)

Instructions:

  • Cut the felt and pin in place where you want your fold to be: 
Felt envelope clutch with ribbon closure tutorial

  •   Sew down the sides (or glue them you're going for the no-sew version). I used my sewing machine for quicker results, but you can hand sew it too, either with a simple stitch or with a blanket stitch.


Felt envelope clutch with ribbon closure tutorial

Felt envelope clutch with ribbon closure tutorial

  • Pin the middle of the ribbon to the front of the clutch, in a place which is coved by the flap: 

Felt envelope clutch with ribbon closure tutorial


Felt envelope clutch with ribbon closure tutorial


  • Sew (or glue) the ribbon in place, as shown below: 

Felt envelope clutch with ribbon closure tutorial


  •  Find the place where the flap overlaps the stitched ribbon and mark two parallel slits, using a pencil, chalk or disappearing ink: 
Felt envelope clutch with ribbon closure tutorial

  •  Using scissors or an x-acto knife, cut the slits. Then pass one end of the ribbon through each of the holes. Tie a knot, and then a bow: 
Felt envelope clutch with ribbon closure tutorial

Felt envelope clutch with ribbon closure tutorial


 And...you're done. Now you can make these in any size you want. I made one larger and one smaller in orange:

Felt envelope clutch with ribbon closure tutorial


And two more in hot pink. Some ribbons are longer than others because I was using scraps...

Felt envelope clutch with ribbon closure tutorial

 
Depending on size, you can use this tutorial to make clutches, tablet covers, book holders or even phone pouches. They work great as gift packages too, especially because of the cute bows.

And because these particular clutches were made using only materials I already had at home, they count as a great  destashing project too.


See below my other destashing projects of 2018 so far:

Destashing #1: Scrappy crochet blanket
Destashing #2: DIY Play Food: cloth napkins & napkin rings
Destashing #3: DIY Doll Diaper - tutorial and pattern
Destashing #4: Zippered Pouches


Happy Monday, 

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12 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely idea. This would work well with a felted jumper/sweater. they often come out really thick when you felt them. Pinning.

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    1. Yes, I think that would work great too. As long as the felt is able to hold its shape without the need for lining or batting, it's fine. Well, if you need to add lining it's Ok too, but the process will take longer than those 10 to 15 minutes...
      Thank you for stopping by!

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  2. Love quick and easy projects - this looks like a fun one! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger's Pit Stop! Roseann from www.thisautoimmunelife.com

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  3. So clever and simple--you could make a different one for each outfit! Thanks for sharing at Party in Your PJs!

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    1. Thank you, for hosting and for stopping by!

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  4. I have two college-aged daughters. i love sending care packages to them and their roommates. I'm going to make this felt envelope clutch in different colors for all the roommates. Congrats, you're featured at the This Is How We Roll Link Party.

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    1. Thank you, for hosting and for the features!

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  5. This fun post is a CREATIVE feature on the March You're the STAR blog hop: http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2018/03/youre-star-week2-creative-march-2018.html
    Thanks
    Angie

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature!

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  6. I've just discovered how much fun felt is to sew into small projects; this one is a great addition to my growing list.

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    1. I love working with felt! Let me know if you make one of these!

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