All in a Flap Bag

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Video tutorial and sewing pattern for how to make this cute fold over clutch bag, with optional back zipper pocket and shoulder strap/wrist strap.

Introducing a nice easy bag pattern today.  A smart fold over bag that can be used as a clutch bag or with an optional handbag/shoulder strap too, or even make a wrist strap.  It’s very versatile.  Fashionable and practical, fold over for your essentials, but shop too much and unfold for extra space.

It doesn’t use too much fabric so if you want to splurge on something really special, this could be the ideal pattern.  Make it in a regular cotton, home decor fabric etc and instructions are also included if you want to use a vinyl/faux leather/thicker suede etc.

Features of the All in a Flap fold over bag pattern:

  • Fold over top forms the flap
  • Make in all the same or contrasting fabrics
  • Outer zipper pocket in the back – optional
  • Detachable strap – optional
  • Instructions for fabric or for vinyl/faux leathers
  • Finished size approx. 10” wide x 6 ” high
  • Full video tutorial – see below

How to sew the All in a Flap bag

Materials needed:

  • Main Bag – piece 12 x 14 inches
  • Lining  – piece 22 x 14 inches
  • Flap/contrast/tab fabric – piece 12 x 22 inches
  • Interfacing to suit your fabric choices  – 1 yd at 20 inches wide
  • Coordinating Thread
  • 1 x 10” zipper with metal teeth
  • 1 x 6” zipper or longer (optional for back pocket)
  • Ready made leather strap with removable snaps and d-rings (optional)
  • Optional – Wonder Tape

Buy the All in a Flap bag pattern here

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