Make a Gift – Last Minute Fold Over Zipper Clutch

I love the look of a fold over clutch, and with little time left to sew up last minute gifts, this is a pleaser.  It’s also great for fat quarters and scraps, or reusing those leather pieces from thrifted items.

Foldover Zipper Clutch

What you’ll need to make mine:

  • 2 coordinating fat quarters
  • leather/vegan leather/faux suede (I used faux suede)
  • interfacing (I used fusible fleece)
  • long zipper
  • coordinating thread

Foldover Zipper Clutch

I didn’t take pics while making it, but I’ll provide the sizes if you want to duplicate.

  • Outside fabric:
    • From the outside fat quarter, cut 2 pieces 10″ x 8 1/4, and 2 pieces 2″ x 3″ to sew to the end of the zipper pieces (you can skip these tabs if you choose)
    • From the leather piece, cut 2 pieces 10″ x 4 3/4″
  • Inside fabric:
    • From the inside fat quarter, but 2 pieces 10″ x 12″
  • Interfacing:
    • Cut 2 pieces 9 1/2″ x 9″ ( I don’t like interfacing in my seam allowance, but I did keep it for the zipper edges at the top)

Foldover Zipper Clutch

I really like how simple and clean these look, and you can put whatever you want inside to gift, or just leave it empty.

Foldover Zipper Clutch

It’s pretty great on it’s own as well!  I found my inspiration for this at Craftiness is Not Optional, and she links to some tutorials too for zipper pouches if you need some guidance, or you can just search for some on your own, they are plentiful!

There’s no reason last minute gift sewing needs to be stressful.  Drink lots of hot cocoa/tea/coffee (be careful with the wine, that’s when I make my mistakes…oops), eat lots of chocolate, and happy sewing! 🙂  That’s what I’m doing ladies!

 

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