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1, 2, 3, Sew Pintuck Clutch

Added Sep 15, 2011

By burdastyle

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The clean lines of this pintuck clutch from the book “1, 2, 3, Sew” will lend simple sophistication to your wardrobe. Roomy and fully lined, it is both functional and elegant. The magnetic snap closure keeps your belongings secured, while the fold-over style adds an interesting design detail. A technique often seen in tuxedo shirts, the pintuck is basically a knife pleat stitched down, so that the fabric is folded in small folds in the same direction and stitched in place, one fold at a time. This technique will add a crisp, defined look to any project.

Material Notes

You can make a nice evening bag in a washed silk or linen, but if you plan to use lighter-weight fabrics, be sure to add interfacing and provide reinforcement for the magnetic fastener.

1 yd/1 m twill,
Heavy-weight fusible interfacing or patch,
Fabric marker,
Matching thread,
¾"/2-cm magnetic fastener,

Seam allowance: ½"/12 mm.

NOTE: This bag will be self-lined, so all of the outer and lining pieces will be cut from the same fabric. A
fusible patch is helpful to use for reinforcement behind the magnetic fastener, but a small piece of heavyweight fusible interfacing will work as well.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cotton, Linen, Silk


1, 2, 3, Sew

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    Dec 27, 2011, 09.02 PMby 1diane

    Perfect clutch for outfit hanging in my closet

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    Dec 27, 2011, 08.47 PMby mmmcheeseburgers

    i love this fabric on this clutch – well done!

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    Sep 26, 2011, 01.32 PMby asfaroat

    waw , it would be useful for my girl , she likes making things like those

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    Sep 24, 2011, 08.18 PMby calicocouture

    I need an evening bag for an upcoming wedding I’m attending. I think this might do the trick!

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    Sep 21, 2011, 07.54 AMby skyturtle

    I would have liked to see more photos, but it looks nice.

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    Sep 20, 2011, 05.10 PMby dnembhard

    Thanks! This will be a great project for my students, and a great opportunity to work on some new techniques!

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    Sep 20, 2011, 10.39 AMby tine94

    This is beautiful! I love the fabric. Magnetic clasps are a good idea. I have tried to make a clutch like this before, but it did not turn out quite so well.

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