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Rose Clutch Bag


An elegant fabric project


​Perfect for adding that finishing touch to a special outfit


​Finished size approx. 28cm x 14cm x 6cm

What will you need?

  • 4 pieces of fabric 36cm x 30cm 2 outer & 2 lining
  • ​2 pieces of fabric 12cm x 30cm 1 outer & 1 lining
  • ​1 piece of fabric 10cm x 14cm lining
  • ​2 pieces of batting 36cm x 30cm (we used Thermolam)
  • ​1 piece of batting 12cm x 30cm
  • ​2 pieces of medium iron-on interfacing 36cm x 30cm
  • ​1 piece of medium iron-on interfacing 12cm x 30cm, plus some spare scraps
  • ​A ribbon rose made using 80cm of 25mm wide ribbon
  • ​Magnetic bag clasp
  • Thread
  • Needle, pins, scissors, sewing machine, glue gun(optional)
  • Place a piece of batting on the table and lay a piece of the outer fabric right side up on top of that.
  • ​Then lay the second piece of outer fabric right side down on top of that, followed by the second piece of batting

​This should give you batting on the outside with two pieces of fabric (right side together) sandwiched inside.

  • Stitch down the sides and across the bottom leaving the top open

​If you have fabric which is directional make sure it is the right way up.


  • ​Measure, from the seam, a 2.5cm (1") square at the bottom corners
  • ​Carefully cut both squares out


  • Open out the corner and match the seams together to form a straight edge across the corner


  • Pin in place

  • Stitch across the corners

  • Turn right side out. This is the base of your bag

  • Iron the interfacing onto the two 36cm x 30cm pieces of lining fabric
  • ​Place them right side together
  • ​Stitch as you did for the outer bag
  • ​And cut and stitch the bottom corners in the same way
  • ​Leave the lining inside out
  • Now take the piece of batting 12cm x 30cm and lay the outer fabric of the same size on top, right side up.
  • Iron interfacing onto the lining fabric and place on top of the other fabric, right side down
  • Pin in place
  • ​Mark out rounded corners using a mug, coaster or jam jar
  • Stitch down the sides and across the bottom following the line of the rounded corners​, leaving the top open
  • ​Trim off any excess fabric
  • On the lining side of the bag flap mark approx. 14cm from the side seams and 2.5cm from the bottom seam for your clasp

​These measurements may vary a bit, you need the clasp to be centred across the width of the bag flap.

  • Iron on a couple of small squares of interfacing where the clasp is to be to add strength
  • ​Attach the clasp according to the packet instructions
  • Turn the bag flap right side out and press, being careful where the clasp is
  • Top stitch round the sides and across the bottom, leaving the top open
  • Take the 10cm x 14cm piece of lining fabric and fold it in half lengthways
  • Stitch down the side
  • ​Open it out and press with the seam running down the centre
  • Measure and mark 2.5cm up each side, 1.5cm in from the side (at the bottom) and 0.5cm up from the bottom
  • ​Draw a line to join up these points
  • ​Lay the fabric on a piece of wadding the same size
  • ​Stitch along the marked lines. You just need to stitch the lines not up the sides of the fabric
  • Turn right side out and press
  • Measure to the centre of the bag flap
  • ​Lay your piece of fabric on top of the flap down the centre so that the point overhangs the bottom edge and the seam is on the back
  • ​Pin in place
  • Top stitch down the side, around the point and back up the other side, leaving the top open
  • Pin the bag flap to the main bag base
  • Tack in place
  • Now you need to add the other half of the clasp
  • ​With the bag inside out, measure 7cm from the top of the bag and mark the point
  • 13.5cm in from the sides and mark the point
  • ​Iron a couple of pieces of interfacing over the point where the clasp is to go

​Again, these measurements might vary slightly but if you have tacked the flap on you should be able to tell where the clasp needs to go.

  • Attach the clasp according to the packet instructions
  • ​Turn the bag right side out
  • With the lining inside out, place the bag inside it, tucking in the flap
  • ​Match up the side seams and pin in place
  • ​Bring the top edge of the lining and the top edge of the bag together and pin, this might take a bit of gentle tugging
  • Stich around the top edge, leaving an opening for turning
  • Turn right side out and stitch up the gap
  • ​Press
  • ​Now top stitch all the way around the top edge of the bag

Now you need to make up your ribbon rose using 80cm of 25mm wide ribbon. This should give you a rose approx. 6cm in diameter.

Instructions for the ribbon rose can be found at

​Ribbon Rose Instructions

  • Once your rose is complete, stitch or stick it to the flap of the bag

Your clutch bag is now complete.

Perfect for a wedding or special day out.

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