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Taking inspiration from the styles of the early 1930s, this sewing pattern is for a delightful vintage-style clutch bag with a stylized asymmetrical flap and bow, popular in the decade. The bag is of easy flat construction with squared-off corners to form a narrow base. It has an unusually shaped flap and off-centre bow, trimmed with a flourish of three small vintage buttons, all in Charlie’s Aunt signature style.

This bag is slightly bigger than our Dorothy Clutch Bag and is ideal for weddings, evening functions and other special occasions. It can be made up in everything from rich cotton corduroy to woollens and patchwork fabrics.

Bag Dimensions:
Approx 8” (20cm) high by 12½” (32cm) wide

Materials needed:
½ yard (50cm) of 44” (112cm) or 54” (140cm) wide exterior fabric for bag and bow
1/3 yd (30cm) of 44” (92cm) wide lining fabric for bag lining and interior pocket
¼ yd (25cm) of 36” (92cm) wide sew-in craft interfacing for bag
¼ yd (25cm) of 36” (92cm) wide fusible interfacing for flap
Piece of fusible web 5” x 4” (13 x 10cm) for bow centre
1 magnetic snap set
3 buttons approx. ¾” (19mm) diameter to trim bow end

The pattern:
The Gershwin Clutch Bag pattern has 12 pages – 7 pages including photographs, detailed instructions and illustrations, plus 5 pages of full sized pattern templates which you must print on letter (A4) paper and cut out. All templates are actual size. If you wish to make a few bags from Charlie’s Aunt sewing patterns or books to sell, please read the rules in the "additional information" section of our designer page.

Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.