David Tutera Fabrics Lace Clutch

David Tutera Fabrics Lace Clutch

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Fabric Traditions
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Additional Information



  • 3/8 yard white David Tuera™ Fabrics Stretch Taffeta
  • 3/8 yard white David Tutera™ Fabrics Sequin Embroidered Mesh
  • 3/8 yard Peltex® Ultra Firm stabilizer
  • Sewing thread
  • One sew-on snap size 10 (3/4" diameter)
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Iron & pressing surface

Size: 9" x 6" x 1-1/4"


  1. Follow steps 2-6 to cut out the pieces
  2. To print the patterns, click on the "Download Project PDF" button (above). Print two flap patterns. Trim one pattern for interfacing along the broken stitching line on three sides, as indicated.
  3. Cut two flaps from fabric and one from lace.
  4. Cut two 11-1/4" x 14-1/4" rectangles from fabric and one from lace for the bag.
  5. Cut one 5" x 5" square for pocket from fabric.
  6. From PeltexR, cut one 9" x 13-1/4" rectangle and interfacing flap.
  7. Follow steps 8-24 to make the clutch.
  8. Stitch all seams right sides together using 1/2" seam allowance unless indicated.
  9. Center the flap and bag interfacing on the wrong side of one fabric flap and bag piece as shown. Baste them together stitching close to the edge of the interfacing. One the flap baste 1/2" from the matching edges.

  10. Diagram 1
  11. Place the lace pieces right side up on the right side of the fabric flap and bag pieces with interfacing. Baste them together 3/8” from the edges.

  12. Diagram 2
  13. Pin the lace flap with interfacing right side down on the right side of remaining fabric piece. Stitch 1/2" from the edges along the outer edge of the interfacing along the sides and lower edge. Do not catch the edge of the interfacing in the seam.

  14. Diagram 3
  15. Trim the seam allowance and clip along the curves at the corners of the flap. Turn the flap right side out. Press the edges carefully. Baste 3/8" from the raw edge.

  16. Diagram 4
  17. Press ¾” on the top edge of the pocket to the wrong side.

  18. Diagram 5
  19. Fold another 3/4" on the top edge to the right side to make the hem. Stitch along the side edges of the hem.

  20. Diagram 6
  21. Trim the seam allowance of the hem and clip the top corner. Turn the hem right side out and press under the seam allowance under on the remaining edges.

  22. Diagram 7
  23. Pin the pocket to the remaining rectangle 2-1/4" from one 11-1/4" edge. Stitch the pocket in place along the sides and lower edge.

  24. Diagram 8
  25. Fold the rectangle in half with the lace side in. Fold the lining in half with the pocket side in. Stitch along the side seams. Trim the seam allowance of the lining to 1/4". Clip the lower corners on both the outer bag and the lining. Press the seam allowance open.

  26. Diagram 9
  27. Fold the corners of the bag diagonally so the seam allowance is center under the lower fold. Stitch fabric along the edge of the interfacing. Do not catch the interfacing in the stitching. Repeat with lining stitching 1-1/4" long seam. Trim the seam allowance of the miter.

  28. Diagram 10
  29. Center and pin the flap on one upper edge of the bag with lace sides matching. Turn the bag over and stitch along the edge of the interfacing on the bag. Do not catch the interfacing in the stitching on the bag side.

  30. Diagram 11
  31. Pin the lining to the bag with right sides together with the pocket along the edge with the flap. Stitch along the sides and front edges but not through the flap. Turn the lining to the inside and press the edges carefully.

  32. Diagram 12
  33. Slipstitch the lining to the flap along the seamline.

  34. Diagram 13
  35. Make a pleat in the upper edge of the sides and sew the edges together.

  36. Diagram 14
  37. Cut two 1-1/2" diameter circles from the remaining fabric to cover the snaps. Make a row of small running stitches by hand 1/8" from the edge. Place the snaps in the center of the fabric with the sides that fit together face down.

  38. Diagram 15
  39. Gather the edge over the snap and knot the thread.

  40. Diagram 16
  41. Sew one snap to the center of the lining side of the flap about 3/4" from the edge. Sew the remaining snap centered on the bag so it is in the correct position under the flap.