What you’ll need:
Outer fabric, lining, batting, 2 sew on snaps, scissors, tread & sewing machine
From the outer fabric, lining, and batting – cut one main piece 12.5″ x 14″
From the outer fabric, lining, and batting – cut one flap piece 9.5″ x 5.5″
From the ruffle fabric – cut one piece 3.5” x 22”
Layer the 9.5″ x 5.5″ fabrics. Using a round object (I used a can) as a template curve the edges of the 9.5″ x 5.5″ fabrics.
Fold the ruffle fabric in half and iron flat. The on the longest stich on your sewing machine, straight stich with a 1/4 inch seam allowance (or use a ruffle foot if you have it). Pull one of the threads to ruffle the fabric.
Take the 9.5″ x 5.5″ Outer piece and pin the ruffles on top. Make sure that the ruffles are “facing in”. Layer the outer fabric and lining right sides together and the ruffles together. Add the batting to the bottom. Sew all three layers together with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Clip curves, turn right-side out and press. Topstitch close to the edge.
Next add the snaps to the lining side of the flap. You can go through the open side to hid the stitching.
Prepare your main pieces:
Layer the outer fabric on a piece of batting and fold in half, with outer fabric right-sides together. Stitch on side edges with a 1/4″ seam. Fold lining piece in half and sew side edges with a 1/4″ seam, make sure you leave a 2″ to 3” opening on one of the side edges to turn the clutch right side out later.
Push out one of the corners and mark a 2.5″ line across and sew on line. Trim the corner off. Clip the corners off both of the outer and lining pieces.
Attach flap to outer piece. Find the center of the flap and the main outer piece and pin together. Sew a scant 1/4″ from edge. Reinforce the edges by back stitching.
Place the outer main piece inside of lining, right-sides together. Stitch top edge with a 1/2″ seam.
Finish the bag by turning it right-side out through opening in lining. Slip stitch the opening closed (or you can stitch it closed by machine) Put lining into main bag, push out corners, and press top-edge. Topstitch close to top edge. And second part of snaps to the lower front part of the clutch to match the location on the flap.
And you’re done! Isn’t it pretty! 🙂