Summer is all about fun and carefree days.
Clothes often get paired down but your accessories don’t have to. This floral felt clutch brings to mind retro images of Esther Williams’ bathing cap and 1960’s embellishments. It’s a great way to add a pop of color when the barometer rises.
What you’ll need to make your Floral Felt Clutch:
- 1 Purse top (or large coin purse or other pre-made small purse – if you don’t want to make one.)
- Fabric for lining
- Fabric for bag exterior
- Needle and thread
- 3-4 Colors of felt – 2-3 sheets each
- Flower template – download here
- Sewing machine
- Hot glue gun
Download your template here, cut it out.
Using a sharpie trace as many flowers as you can out of your felt and cut them out.
I cut out 2 layers of felt at the same time, if you do this just make sure they don’t slip while you’re cutting so the flowers all stay the same size. Then make a cut in the end of each petal.
If you’re not making your own bag, skip to Step 9.
Measure your lining fabric and exterior fabric and cut 2 pieces of each. My purse top is 6 inches wide, so I left a half inch extra on each side. See Picture for the measurements I used. I kind of winged it as far a size.
Pin 2 inch pleats in the bottom of your fabric on both pieces of fabric for both lining and exterior fabric.
Pin your 2 lining pieces together, pin and sew only the bottom parts together. Do the same for the exterior fabric.
Fold the top part of your purse fabric over a half inch and pin, do this for both the lining and the exterior fabric.Put your lining fabric inside your exterior fabric.
Take your purse top and sew your lining and your exterior fabric to your purse top at the same time, with your exterior fabric on the outside of your purse frame and your lining on the inside.
Using your hot glue gun and 2 felt flowers, place a small drop of glue in the center of one felt flower and place the 2nd flower on top gluing together.
Place another small drop of hot glue in the center of your 2 flowers that are glued together and attach them to your bag.Keep adding your flowers mixing up your colors to keep it interesting.
You can’t be in a bad mood while carrying this bag. With the brightly colored felt and cute flowers it’s sure to lift your spirits.
This is a great summer clutch, I think it looks perfect with a crisp white dress.
I was also thinking that you could add a sparkly bead or 3 to the center of each flower if you wanted to make it a little more fancy.
Let me know how your bag turns out.