Sunday, December 12, 2010

Jelly Roll Challenge : Project 2

Project #2 of the Jelly Roll Challenge

is a simple clutch purse.

It is another quick project

and I think that I will tuck a gift card

inside each of mine.

Supplies Needed:
  • (5) Coordinating Jelly Roll strips or (4) 2 1/2" X Width Of Fabric (WOF) strips. Note: I used 12 days of Christmas by Kate Spain for Moda.
  • (1) 15" X 8 1/2" piece of batting
  • (1) 15 X 8 1/2" piece of coordinating fabric
  • 1" piece of Velcro

Step 1:
  • With Right Sides Together (RST) sew (2) jelly roll strips together.
  • Repeat for the other (2) jelly roll strips.
  • Press open.

Step 2:
  • With RST, sew the (2) jelly roll strip sets together.

Step 3:
  • Press the strip set open.

Step 4:
  • Lay your jelly roll strip set on top of the 15" X 8 1/2" piece of batting.

Step 5:
  • Baste the (2) layers together.
  • Quilt as desired.

Step 6:
  • Lay your 8 1/2" X 15" piece of solid fabric on top the right side of your quilted piece.

Step 7:

  • Pin and sew 1/4" away from the edge all the way around your fabric.
  • Leave a 4" opening so that you can turn your bag inside out.

Step 8:
  • Clip all corners so that you will have better corners when you turn the bag inside out.

Step 9:

  • Turn the bag inside out.
  • Use a chopstick to help push out the corners.

Step 10:
  • Press the bag and whip stitch the opening closed.

Step 11:

To create the handle:

  • Cut a 2 1/2" X 8 1/2" piece from the remaining jelly roll.
  • Fold 1/4" from the top and the bottom.

Step 12:

  • Fold the piece in half again and press.

Step 13:
  • Pin the piece.

Step 14:
  • Sew down the edge of the strip.

Step 15:
  • Take your quilted piece of fabric and fold up 5" from the bottom to find the placement of the top piece of Velcro.
  • Pin and sew in place.

Step 16:

  • Find the location of the bottom piece of Velcro by matching it to the top piece of Velcro.
  • Pin and sew the bottom piece of Velcro in place.

Step 17:

  • Determine where you want to place your handle.

Step 18:
  • Pin the other side in place.

Step 19:

  • Sew 1/4" away from both sides. Back stitch at the beginning and the end.

Voila!  Your clutch purse is now complete.

(4) Jelly roll strips will make (2) clutch purses.

Until Next Time ... Happy Quilting!


  1. This is such a great could turn this into any size - so many great ways to use this clutch...tea bags/sweetener pouches for work, purse cosmetic keeper, kindle clutch,'s so cute!

  2. I love your clever little bags. I will be watching for your added uses of the Jelly Roll.

  3. Oh Stef - those are SO cute! You're just so creative - and it's so sweet of you to share! Love them!

  4. I soo have to make one of these! Your instruction are very clear and thanks for all the photos of the steps. It really helps.

  5. cute! i love the idea of using it to put gift cards's a two-in-one! :)

  6. What a great idea. I always seem to have a few jelly roll strips left over from projects. This will be a great way to use them up!!

  7. Love the idea to use for gift cards!

  8. Love your jelly roll projects. Perfect gift ideas.

  9. I love the tutorial! A great idea!

  10. I like your work it is very pretty.
    I congratulate
    Thank you for to share


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