Looking for a new exciting project to use up some fabric scraps? Try making this fabulous Collage Clutch Bag, performing the super fun collage patchwork technique.
Finished bag measurements : Approx. 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" (24 x 16.5 cm).
Features include :
1x interior zipper pocket
1x interior slip pocket
Magnetic snap closure
Adjustable Strap (optional)
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WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS BAG
Exterior fabric : Assortments of fabric scraps in random shapes and sizes.
Interior & strap Fabric : Cotton quilting fabric
The batting works as the surface for us to layer the fabric pieces (think of it as the canvas for an artist.
FABRIC BASTING GLUE STICK to temporarily hold the fabric pieces.
THREAD (lots of it), we use thread to bind the fabrics together, and to add fun texture to the finished fabric. I use cotton thread from Aurifil; polyester thread would work great also.
FUSIBLE WOVEN INTERFACING to reinforce the interior panel. I use Pellon SF101.
MAGNETIC SNAP CLOSURE 18mm
ALL PURPOSE ZIPPER at least 8" (20cm) long for the zipper pocket.
1/8" or 1/4" BASTING TAPE to baste the zipper.
If opt for adjustable strap
1/2“ (12mm) inner measurement d-rings 2x
1/2” (12mm) inner measurement swivel hooks 2x
1/2” (12mm) inner measurement adjustable strap slider
WHAT IS COLLAGE PATCHWORK
The simplest way I could describe collage patchwork is a technique of layering and overlapping pieces of fabric scraps on a surface (can be batting, tulle, muslin, etc) to create a new "art fabric".
My take on this collage patchwork is pretty simple, take a piece of batting, then add random pieces of fabric scraps, use fabric basting glue stick to temporary hold them together, then sew running stitches to bind these fabrics together.
You can take this project to a new level by adding embroidery, beads, ribbon, appliques, or any fun embellishments that you can think of. There is no limit to express your creativity here.
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