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Gershwin Clutch Bag sewing pattern

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When designing her bags, this designer takes inspiration from the styles of the early 1930s. This time she has made a pattern for a delightful vintage-style clutch bag with a stylized asymmetrical flap and bow, which was particularly popular in that decade.

This designer is well known to us here at Sew Modern Bags. When designing her bags she takes inspiration from the styles of the early 1930s. 

This time she has made a pattern for a delightful vintage-style clutch bag with a stylized asymmetrical flap and bow, which was particularly popular in that decade. The Gershwin Clutch Bag is of easy flat construction with squared off corners to form a narrow base. It has an unusually shaped flap and off-centre bow, trimmed with a flourish of three small vintage buttons, all in the designers signature style.

This bag is slightly bigger than one of her other clutch bags and is ideal for weddings, evening functions and other special occasions. It can be made up in everything from rich cotton corduroy to woollens and patchwork fabrics.

When finished the Gershwin Clutch Bag measures approximately 8” (20cm) high and 12½” (32cm) wide.

What you will need to make the Gershwin Clutch Bag

  • ½ yard (50cm) of 44” (112cm) or 54” (140cm) wide of exterior fabric for the bag and bow
  • 1/3 yd (30cm) of 44” (92cm) wide of lining fabric for the bag lining and the interior pocket
  • ¼ yd (25cm) of 36” (92cm) wide of sew-in craft interfacing for the bag
  • ¼ yd (25cm) of 36” (92cm) wide of fusible interfacing for the flap
  • One piece of fusible web 5” by 4” (13 by 10cm) for the bow centre
  • One magnetic snap set
  • Three buttons approximately ¾” (19mm) diameter to trim bow end
  • Thread to match the fabric
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine.

Click here for the pattern