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Many of the tutorials I create for you go through several phases to be perfected before I present them to you.  Like many crafters we all have a stash of projects that we are working on.  These are some of the upcoming tutorials to watch for!
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Vintage inspired chevron clutch sewing tutorial
DIY Fashion Accessory - Chevron Clutch by The Tailor's Daughter
To make this super cute nautical inspired clutch, first download and print the pattern.

To make this clutch you will need the following:
  • 1/2 yard each of 2 contrasting colors
  • 22" x 14.5" of Heavy Duty Pellon Interfacing
  • 1/2 yard of lining fabric
  • rotary cutter & mat
  • BERNINA Sewing machine, and presser feet #1, #4 (zipper foot), #37 or #57 (1/4" foot) and #10 (Edge Stitch foot)
  • pins
  • purple dissappearing marker
  • ruler
  • Metrosene Plus thread
  • Zipper
  • scissors for cutting threads
  • D-Ring
  • Bias Tape
  • Point Turner
Now for the fun....  (Read all instructions from beginning to end prior to starting your project!)


using your rotary blade and pattern cut all of the pieces needed to sew your clutch   

First cut out all of the 36 chevron pieces.  Make sure you have 18 of each color.

DIY Chevron Clutch Sewing step 3   DIY Chevron Clutch Sewing tutorial step 4

Now pin and sew 1/4" seam allowance with foot of your choice.  I prefer foot #37 since the guide on presser foot #57 can interfere with my visual of keeping the edges lined up.  Repeat this for all pieces. 

After sewing each piece, you will want to press your seams open.  Make sure you do not use steam or your pieces will stretch and alter which will cause difficulty in matching your points!

Continue to join edges until you have 4 strips of 9 alternating pieces
DIY Chevron Clutch Sewing step 5

*Tip: Sew one strip at a time, and plan your pieces.  Make sure that you have sewn your pieces going in the correct angle for each stripe.

Chevron Clutch Sewing tutorial step 6   Chevron Clutch Sewing tutorial step 7

Next we are going to straighten out the edges on each end.

Chevron Clutch Sewing tutorial step 8   Chevron Clutch Sewing tutorial step 9

*Repeat on both sides!

Chevron Clutch Sewing tutorial step 10   Chevron Clutch Sewing tutorial step 11

Cut lining as instructed on pattern.  Next cut Heavy Weight Pellon to match the size of your chevron piece.

Chevron Clutch Sewing tutorial step 12   Chevron Clutch Sewing tutorial step 13

Lay zipper face DOWN onto the right side of the fabric and pin. 

Chevron Clutch Sewing tutorial step 14 

Now lay lining fabric, WRONG side UP and pin.

  Change your needle position on your Bernina to the farthest left position   Chevron Clutch Sewing tutorial step 16

To prepare to sew in your zipper move the needle position on your BERNINA to the left most position, and attach your zipper foot #4. 
Don't forget to backstitch at the beginning and the end of the seam.

Chevron Clutch Sewing tutorial step 17 sew in zipper   Chevron Clutch Sewing tutorial step 18

Chevron Clutch Sewing tutorial step 19   Chevron Clutch Sewing tutorial step 20

Chevron Clutch Sewing tutorial step 21  

Chevron Clutch Sewing tutorial step 23   Chevron Clutch Sewing tutorial lining

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Chevron Clutch Sewing tutorial step   Chevron Clutch Sewing tutorial step

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BERNINA presser foot 10 Edge Stitch Foot

And voila!  A quilting technique that is used to create a chevron print on our one-of-a-kind chevron!  What colors will you choose?