Vanellope’s Candy Clutch

Covered with faux peppermint candies and a “string licorice tie,” this little change purse pays tribute to Vanellope’s unwavering dream to compete in the Sugar Rush Race — a goal that proved the flip side of glitch is glitz.

Time: 1 hour
What You'll Need
No-fray fabric or felt
Straight pins for pining the template to the fabric
Scissors
Fusible bonding web tape
Iron and pressing cloth
11-inch length of fabric ribbon (optional)
Assorted white and red buttons
Red permanent marker
Thin decorative red cording or yarn
Hot glue gun
4½-inch strip of Sticky-back Velcro
How To Make It
  • 1

    Print the template and use it as a pattern for cutting out a piece of fabric or felt for the clutch.

  • 2

    Press a crease in the fabric 3¾ inches from the lower edge and 1¼ inches from the top as indicated on the template.

  • 3

    Use strips of fusible bonding web tape to fuse together the two side seams of the clutch, following the manufacturer's directions.

  • 4

    Next, attach ribbon trim to the lower edge of the flap, if you like, using additional strips of the web tape. Fuse the ribbon to the face of the flap first. Then fold the ribbon ends around the sides of the flap, and fuse them to the underneath, overlapping them slightly.

  • 5

    Use a red marker to decorate some of the buttons to look like peppermint candies. You can either color on pie-shaped wedges that meet in the middle or draw a series of small filled-in squares along the perimeter, as shown.

  • 6

    For a decorative clasp, thread the ends of a 6-inch-length of thin red cording down through the holes in one of the peppermint buttons and then through the holes in a slightly larger white button. Slide the two buttons together and tie the cording ends together beneath them. Knot the ends of the cord and trim them 1/4 inch or so from the knots.

  • 7

    Hot glue the clasp buttons to the center of the flap. Arrange the other button candies wherever you like on the purse, and hot-glue them in place.

  • 8

    For a fastener, attach the two parts of the Velcro strip to the underside of the flap and the corresponding spot on the purse, and the clutch is ready to use.

Notes
You can turn most any cotton cloth you like into no-fray fabric by using double-sided fusible web (such as Steam-A-Seam 2) to fuse two pieces of the material back-to-back.

Cutting and gluing should be done by an adult.
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