Birthday clutch by PurpleIris
My sister's birthday is coming soon, so I made her this little zippered clutch. I used the Gathered Clutch tutorial (linked below), with a few modifications. (I can't see a pattern and not instantly think of ways to customize it. I almost never make the item as is!) The tutorial has suggestions for various inner pockets, including interior card holders. I decided instead to make a series of deep pleats on the back to use as card holders. The security strap snaps closed; I used a sew-on snap, and added the button to provide a smooth surface for pushing the snap closed. Besides, it's pretty and it matches - -thank you, Grandma's button box!
If you want to make the clutch yourself, I recommend upping the height of the gathered piece from the suggested 5.5 inches to 6 inches. That way, when the top and bottom edges get all uneven from the gathers, you'll still have enough room to trim down to a neat and tidy 5.5 inches.
inside with little pocket