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This sewing pattern is for a structured, zipped clutch with a beautiful sumptuous bow on the front. The bow is not "stuck on", instead it's integrated into the body of the front panel. The fabric is pieced together and gathers up to form the bow, like a perfectly wrapped gift!

You can choose to make the standard length of bow as the black clutch pictured, or follow instructions to elongate it as the red clutch. The clutch is fully lined with a useful internal pocket & uses my easy method for inserting a professional-looking sunken/ hidden zip.

This design would suit wide variety of fabrics, including light-weight fabrics as the fabric is re-inforced with fusible interfacing. Duchess satin, cotton, denim, silks, brocade, lurex etc.

Sizing info:

The finished clutch will measure approx. 29cm (11 1/2") long x 14 cm (51/2") wide x 5cm (1 3/4") depth at the base. -a stylish, practical shape.

The pattern:

There are simplified step-by-step instructions include loads of clear photos & diagrams. All measurements are quoted in both metric & inches.

The 2 files are:
-1 pdf file with very clear step-by-step instructions with photographs and diagrams.
-1 file with accurate, computer drawn patterns to print out on your home printer at 100% scale, tape together & cut out.

Materials needed:

  • Fabric for the clutch exterior: If buying off the roll you will need at least a 60 cm (24“) length.
  • Fabric for lining: If buying off the roll you will need a 20cm (8”) length.
  • Mid-weight fusible woven interfacing: To add body to entire back & front panels, lining, pocket & zip facings.
  • Non-Fusible Stabilizer: this clutch requires a firm non-fusible Heavy-weight interfacing & this will give a semi-structured, boxy feel.
  • Zip: Minimum 30cm/12” length (longer is fine as the excess can be trimmed). The zip can be nylon or metal.
  • Zip Puller: Something to tie or attach to the cursor on your zip, eg. ribbon or leather strip.
  • Hemming Tape: 1.5 -2.5cm (5/8” -1”) width fusible tape -you will need about 50cm or 1 yard.

Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern.