Learn. Make. Sell. All about clutches.

New Free* pattern: The Slim Clutch(TM)

*This template is free to all previous PDF purchasers.  Just use the same password given to you when you ordered it initially to access it and download.  If you have questions, please contact us at our Etsy shop through your order (which helps us verify that you’ve purchased it previously) and we’ll send you your password.

As mentioned before, I’ve been working on some new designs using the same basic Clutch Instructions PDF tutorial.  Without having to tweak it too much so that it required a brand-new tutorial, I made up a new clutch that can be worn as a cross-body clutch (look, Ma, no hands!) or a wristlet.  With the great expat community that I am currently living in, I’ve formed some amazing friendships and we tend to go out a lot living in this great city.  The City life is quite different from the Suburban life.  Both great, but just different!  With all the restaurants and bars that we frequent, I needed a slim profile clutch to carry my essentials:  my phone and my Samsung camera phone.  Why two phones?  I haven’t had time to move all my contacts over to the Samsung and with my terrible telephone carrier, my friends sometimes get some texts and sometimes they don’t.  Mama needs a back-up!

So here’s the fabric that started it all.

blue sequins skirt

Not to be used as a skirt if you are over the age of 30 IMO. It’s the size of a Band-Aid, for Goodness Sakes!

blue sequins skirt purse frame

But I immediately saw its true self as a clutch!

blue sequins skirt

This is the only time you can look up my skirt! 🙂 Just kidding … I am showing you the lining that I used inside the clutch. It came with the skirt! How handy.

pinot noir

At my place of work, there is always a glass of wine involved. 🙂

blue sequins

I had to do some cutting and that meant murder to the poor sequins! It was a crime scene.

blue sequins

The looks on their faces. They knew I had to cut them off! 🙂

The above pic is so adorable.  Oh, it’s the little things that bring a smile to me!  So I was sewing and made an error (as we all do) and had to take the stitches back out.  When I did that, look at what was staring back at me?  I found this to be quite funny!  And I found that I am in need of a manicure …

blue sequins

OFF with their heads! Much cleaner.

And yada, yada, yada … (name that show), look what I’ve got!

blue sequins

Voila!  My new wristlet using only one loop with the 15″ nickel-free chain.  You can make a smaller loop by hooking up the links with the lobster claw.

blue sequins skirt

Much cuter like this, don’t you think? 🙂

blue sequins clutch

There is no bulk!

Here’s the clutch in other fabrics.  Hover over the photos to see the captions describing it or click and see the gallery.

Here’s how to make it:

6x3 Slim Clutch

Download the new template using your password.

The Slim Clutch

Since this is designed to be slimming on the body, skip pages 12-14 in the tutorial. You do not need to square off the corners.

You will notice in the above picture that I did not use fusible fleece for the outer fabric.  Fusible interface was used for the inner fabric only to give it some body and heft.  For the outer fabric, since I wanted it to maintain its flat slimming profile, I used Pellon’s 809 Decor Bond.  Using fusible fleece for both would have made this clutch a little bit more bulky and fluffy, which for its design and function, I did not want.

The Slim Clutch

Tuck in as usual.  Sew the clutch same as Pages 16-20.

The Slim Clutch

Sew across to close.

The Slim Clutch

Glue into your 6×3 inch metal purse frame.

The Slim Clutch

Take it to go!


May 17, 2013 - Posted by | WhileBabyNaps General Updates


  1. I was just thinking about this yesterday…what abour making myself a lovely sequin clutch! Great minds think alike … 🙂

    Comment by Gail | May 17, 2013 | Reply

    • I concur Gail! My daughter is claiming that sequin Slim Clutch!

      Comment by Winn | May 18, 2013 | Reply

  2. Lovely little bags and you are right! They are addicting. Your instructions are clear and concise….thank you so much.

    Comment by Anonymous | May 17, 2013 | Reply

    • Thank you so much for your kind comments! 🙂

      Comment by Winn | May 18, 2013 | Reply

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