Holiday season means Holiday parties. And that means holiday outfits. And Holiday accessories. I always get ready for a party, then realize that I don’t have the right bag. So I whipped up this Fuzzy Holiday Clutch. Perfect for taking to a holiday party – and also awesome for giving as a gift. This holiday clutch is the perfect gift to give to a friend this holiday season – with or without a gift card inside!
I made this fun holiday gift idea (or gift for yourself!) as part of the 99+ Handmade Holiday Gifts series that I’ve been hosting this week with Niki from 365 Days of Crafts. Scroll down to the bottom to see all the fun handmade holiday gift ideas that we, along with a bunch of crafty friends, came up with.
I used a fun fuzzy fabric to make this clutch, but you can use whatever you want. If you use a less sturdy fabric, make sure to add a stiff fusible interfacing to give your clutch plenty of body.
Fat Quarter Fuzzy Fabric
Fat Quarter Lining Fabric (if you go with something bright, it will be easier to find your stuff inside)
Iron & Ironing board
Closure of your choice (optional)
Start by cutting your fuzzy fabric, lining fabric, and fusible fleece, all 14″x17″. Cut your ribbon 17″ as well.
Stitch the ribbon in place, on both sides, about 5″ from one side of the furry fabric.
Iron the fusible fleece to the wrong side of the lining fabric. Pin up 6″ of the lining fabric, right sides together, so that the 17″ sides become 11″. Pin, then stitch.
Repeat with the fuzzy side.
Box all four corners by measuring in 1″ from the bottom corners, marking, stitching, then cutting off the excess.
Trim in the corners on both sides of the flap, both the lining and furry pieces. Measure in 2″ from the top, down to where the bottom is folded up, then cut.
Turn the fuzzy piece right side out, then tuck into the lining so they are right sides together. Pin around the top, leaving a 4″ opening to turn through.
Stitch all the way around, then turn through the opening. adjust the lining, then pin into place.
Edge-stitch all the way around to secure the lining in place. Then draw a line from one edge of the flap to the other, and top stitch so that the flap closes easily.
Add a closure if you like, and your purse is all done!
Simple to make, right? Great to give as a gift… or check out some of these other great handmade gift ideas: