Before I go and release the first pattern for 2016 which might I just say is super cute and stylish and I hope you love it as much as I do....I've finally put a tutorial together to add grommet handles into the Emma Clutch Tote. If you haven't got this pattern yet you can find it here or in the shop. Here's my little hack!
|The Emma Clutch Tote without grommet handles|
Adding Metal Grommet Handles to your Clutch
When you get to the section “Make the Handles - Steps 26 – 35” follow these steps instead:
You will need to cut the following (and DO NOT require Pattern pieces B & C)
· Cut 2 pieces from your Handle Fabric
· Cut 2 pieces of fusible interfacing
2. Place the fabric pieces right sides together and sew the side seams to make a tube.
3. Clip the seam ends and make a notch in the middle of the seam allowance on each side. Press seams out.
4. Turn the tube inside out to fold it in half. Wrong sides should be together. Top stitch ¼” around the folded edge.
6. Cut this hole out a little bit bigger than the markings.
7. Position the front of the grommet in place and attach the back to the inside securing it with the prongs or screws depending on your grommet.
Continue pattern at Step 36 – Adding Magnetic Clasp
And thats the hack! I can't show you the finished bag yet as its a present but as soon as its received I'll be sure to share over on Insta
Until next time, happy bag making!