Birthday clutch by PurpleIris

Summary

Category:
Accessories
Pattern:
Gathered clutch
Status:
Complete
Started:
2014-05-17T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-05-18T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

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.

Pictures

gathered front
back cardholder
inside with little pocket

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