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I really went sewing crazy with the arrival of Essentials II fabrics! I had been sewing nonstop and really wanted to share with all of you this adorable Intrinsic Clutch. When I was playing around with the countless ornamental stitches that my machine has, I felt extremely inspired! I picked one, very hard decision because I love them all, and start designing this lovely clutch. It is very easy and fun, follow the instruction and enjoy making this beauty.

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Intrinsic Clutch Template A-B

Intrinsic Clutch Template C

Step 1 Front of the Clutch

*Using 1/2 seam allowance?

Lets start by attaching template A with template Bpersonalized anniversary gifts, prep your sewing machine with?all-purpose presser foot (BERNINA Reverse Pattern Foot #1D) and practical stitch #1.

Pin panels in place and straight stitch from top to bottom .

Now lets attach the now completed panel A/B to panel C.

Pin both panels in place and straight stitch.

Take one of the?11”; by 8”; fusible interfacing and iron press to wrong side, if necessary trim edges.

Step 3- Back of the Clutch?

Grab 1 (one) ?4″; by 8″; of DEN-S-2000 and 1 (one)?3″; by 8″; of ESS-II-152 and stitch them together.

Now it is time for the last 4″; by 8″; of DEN-S-2000 to be attached to ESS-II-152 as instructed below.

Pin in place and straight stitch from top to bottom.

Take one of the?11”; by 8”; fusible interfacing and iron press to wrong side, if necessary trim edges.

Now we have both, our front and back, completed!

Step 4- Satin Stitches

Now that we have the front and back of our clutch ready, it is time to satin stitch panel C. I am going to use satin stitches #401 and #422 along with ornamental stitch #615.

A. Change the presser foot of your machine to?BERNINA Open embroidery foot #20C? and select?ornamental stitch #615

Begin stitching 1/4”; a part from the edge of panel C.

B. Now, stitch 1/2”; a part from the previous ornamental stitch using sating stitch #401. Sew?4”; from top down.

C. Once that’;s complete change to satin stitch to #422 and stitch 1/2 a part from previous stitch. Sew 5 1/2”; from top down.

Repeat step A and B as illustrated?in the image below.

Now we have the stitches complete!

Step 5- Attach Zipper

Get the front of the clutch and place it with the right side of the fabric facing up. Next?place the 11”; zipper facing down, as shown below.

Lastly,?place the 1 (one) 11″; by 8″; of DAR-54305 with the wrong side of the fabric facing up, and pin in place.

Change the presser foot on your machine to the?Zipper Presser foot (BERNINA Zipper foot # 4D) and straight stitch close to the zipper teeth..

Now place the last 11″; by 8″; of DAR-54305 facing right side up.

Next?add the previous’; step piece and set?it as instructed below, with the front of the clutch facing up

And lastly, place the back of the clutch with the wrong side (interfacing) facing up, pin in place and straight stitch from top to bottom close to zipper teeth.

Lay out your pieces separating outer fabric on the left and lining on the right. Changing your BERNINA Zipper foot 4D to the Reverse pattern foot #1D, stitch all around using straight?stitch #1 leaving a 5″; opening at the lining. Make sure the zipper is open because when you pull the clutch through, you are going to come through the zipper. After this, clip all four (4) corners.

Once it’s stitched all around, pull the clutch through the open zipper, pull the corners out and machine close 5″; opening. You can either hand stitch it or machine stitch it.

Complete this step by placing the lining inside and you are done! Now you have this adorable clutch that can be used to storage ?sewing supplies or make up! Have fun sewing this cutie.

We’ve been a little sidetracked this week with all this warm weather we’ve been having…and have been outside sprucing things up.? When we moved to OK last year, we didn’t do much with the outside of the house but were instead inside building shelves, revising closet space, making tables, etc…so that the interior worked better for our family.? But now that a year has passed and spring has arrived, we’ve been itching to spend more time outdoors making the exterior of our house a little more “us”.? Our house was brand new when we moved in, so it doesn’t need much as far as paint and trim goes….but we’d really like to re-landscape and add things here and there to make it a little happier outside.? Because I love driving up to our home and thinking, “ahhhh…..I’m home!”

For our next project in our Summer Sewing series, we have this fun and adorable project from Kimbo at A Girl and a Glue Gun. She’s showing us how to make a fringe tank AND how to?DIY the pineapple painting on the front! Keep reading to get all the “juicy” details *wink*.

Snowy, snowy Portland! They weren’t really prepared for so much snow –?5-10 inches! – so things got a little messy and slushy, but that didn’t affect those of us at SewDown Portland! Being snowed-in is a great reason to stay inside and SEW!