2 fat quarter
some fusible interfacing
Step 1: Cut out your pieces.
Fabric 1: Outside and Pocket
5.5" x 8"
5.5" x 12"
4" x 9"
Fabric 2: Lining, Outside Band and Zipper Ends
5.5" x 8" (cut 2)
4" x 8"
1.5" x 2.5" (cut 2)
5.5" x 8" (cut 2)
Fold it in half hamburger style (please excuse my disgusting ironing board). Topstitch along that folded edge.
Grab one of your lining pieces (right side up) and place your pocket piece in the center of it. Pin and then sew in place. Set it aside for later.
Grab the bobbin threads and pull until your fabric matches the same length as your other outside piece (5.5" x 8")
Iron the folds in place so you now have a nice rectangle.
Turn it inside out and iron the seam on to the middle of the back.
Grab your zipper and place the end of your zipper into the folded piece you just made. You want the fabric to just cover the little medal bit, so you may need to trim off some of the extra zipper fabric. Topstitch it in place.
Repeat on the other end of the zipper, be sure to move the zipper out of the way.
Place your lining piece without the pocket face down on top. Pin the very top edge and sew together using your zipper foot.
Lay out your other outside piece right side up. Place the sew pieces from the previous step on top with the outside pieces together (the zipper pull should be on the right).
Place your lining piece with the pocket opening at the top and pin in place. Sew the layers together using your zipper foot.
Grab your outside pieces and pull up, sweep the lining piece that is on the left over to the right to meet up with the other lining piece and lay the outside pieces down on the left.
Turn your clutch right side out. Sew up your opening in the lining either using either your sewing machine, or by hand.
Stuff the lining inside the outside piece and admire your handiwork!