Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hair Tie Clutch - Tutorial

We have always had a hard time keeping track of our hair ties and other hair accessories.  When my daughter was really small, she would pull them out and just throw them on the ground.  It seemed I was always having to buy more.  She is much older now, but we still manage to lose some here and there.  When I saw this on Pinterest from Clippie Dips, I knew I was going to have to make my own version to help us keep track of all our hair ties.

Cut one 7 1/2" X 8" from outside fabric
Cut one 7 1/2" X 8" from lining fabric
Cut two 7 1/2" X 8" from light interfacing 
Cut one 5 1/2"X 4" from outside fabric
Cut one 5 1/2" X 4" from lining fabric
Cut two 5 1/2" X 4" from light interfacing
Cut one 7 1/2" piece from rick rack
Cut one 3 1/2" piece from rick rack
Cut one 8 1/2" piece from rick rack
Two pearl snaps
Matching thread

First we are going to create our rick rack snap.  Take your 7 1/2" rick rack piece.  Using your snap kit, attach the pearl end of your snap to the top of this piece.  I folded under about 1/2" then attached the snap over the fold.  Next, take your 3 1/2" rick rack piece and attach the other end of the snap.  This time I folded my rick rack in half exactly so that the unfinished ends would be in the seam when the sandwich is sewn together.

Now we are going to make the flap.  Iron the light interfacing onto each of the 5 1/2" X 4" pieces.  Then sandwich right sides together, leaving a 1 1/2" opening to turn it inside out.
Turn inside out, iron and top stitch around the edges.

Now iron the light interfacing onto the two 7 1/2" X 8" pieces.  Ok, now let's put our sandwich together.

After getting all these pieces lined up sew the sandwich together, leaving a 2 1/2" opening on the far right side to turn it inside out.  Clip the corners before turning it inside out.

Top stitch all around the clutch, then attach the snap in the desired location.  The center of the snap should be about 3/4" from the bottom edge of the flap and about 2 1/2" from each side.

Snap in your hair ties and clips and Enjoy!!

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  1. Oh, wow, I love it! Not sure if I can make such a nice one, but I will make a try. I am sure my daughter will love it. Thanks for sharing at Whimsy Wednesday! Gosia @ www.kiddiefoodies.com

  2. Oh how I need this for my girls! Thanks for the great idea!

  3. ooow so sweet clutch!I need one!constantly losing my bands..
    thanks for sharing!

    1. It helps so much Anastasia. You'll have to let me know if you end up making one. :)

  4. What a cute idea! We need a huge one of these for the pile of hair things we have accumulated ;-)

    1. The beauty is you can just throw the clutch right into your purse, and you'll never be caught without a hair thing! :)

  5. This is great! Pinning to my Stitching and Sewing board now :-) Thanks for sharing.

    Hannah ♫
    Sew Lah Tea Dough

    1. Great Hannah! I love looking at all your great creations on your blog too! :)

  6. The Hair Tie Clutch Tutorial is a game-changer for those looking to add a touch of creativity and functionality to their accessory collection. This step-by-step guide provides easy-to-follow instructions for creating a stylish clutch using hair ties.