Clutch Purse with Antique Pin Closure

The feminine shape of Amy Butler's handheld purse is accentuated by a sparkly, antique pin at the closure.
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finished clutch purse, woman holding purse

  • 1/2 yard of green floral for clutch body and tab
  • 1/2 yard of coordinating print for lining
  • 1/2 yard of canvas for interlining
  • 1/2 yard of 13-inch-wide ultra heavyweight interfacing
  • 1 1/4 inches of 3/4-inch-wide sew-on hook-and-loop tape
  • Fabric marker
  • Pressing ham (optional)

Finished clutch: 11 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches

Quantities are for 44/45-inch-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. All measurements include a 1/2-inch seam allowance. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Cut the Fabrics

To make the best use of your fabrics, cut the pieces in the order that follows. The patterns are on pattern below. Note: When cutting your clutch body and tab pieces (A, B, and D), you may wish to align the patterns carefully to match up the fabric motifs.


From green floral, cut:

  • 1 each of patterns A, B, and D

From coordinating print, cut:

  • 1 each of patterns A, B, and D

From canvas, cut:

  • 1 each of patterns A, B, and D

From ultraheavyweight interfacing, cut:

  • 2 of Pattern C

Continued on page 2:  Assemble the Clutch Body