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with Jessica Marquez
Online Class

Big-Stitch Quilted Clutch

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Class Overview

Learn the basics of big-stitch hand-quilting as you create a cute clutch handbag (with optional strap), which makes a great beginner project. Fiber artist Jessica Marquez walks you through the process,. Choose from a variety of flap shapes, stitch patterns and fabrics for a one-of-a-kind quilted creation.


  • beginner
  • 5 episodes
  • 1h42m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Started: Piecing

1. Getting Started: Piecing

Start by choosing the fabrics for your project, keeping in mind the quilting designs you'll select later. Pick one of three flap shapes: envelope, curved or straight. Then prepare and cut your fabric pieces.

2. Sewing the Clutch

2. Sewing the Clutch

Jessica guides you to sew the three sections of the bag together to form a color-blocked outer clutch. After that, assemble the top, quilt batting and lining to create the clutch. Topstitch in a few key spots to simplify construction later.

3. Marking the Quilting Patterns

3. Marking the Quilting Patterns

Learn clever ways to mark quilting patterns and set yourself up for smooth stitching. Start with grid-based designs, from basic sawtooth to curvy clamshell, and see how to mark using chalk or water-soluble pens. Afterwards, find out how to use transfer paper and a tracing wheel to mark diamond and fan designs.

Recommended with this class

  • Purse hardware (snap, D-rings, swivel hook) and webbing
  • Quilting ruler
  • Rotary cutter
  • Point turner
  • Fabric marker
  • Hand-stitching needles