A good sized (but not too big) clutch bag is a really stylish addition to an outfit. This versatile bag can be used as a handbag or purse or even as the cutest storage bag for at home. Nicely padded and with a strong wrist strap, the Bakersfield Clutch is perfect elegance for on the go.
The pattern features a secure zipper box pocket on the front and two lined slip pockets inside. There is a recessed top zipper andBakersfield Clutch Bag a detachable wrist strap.
Sizing info:Bakersfield Clutch Bag
Finished Size: 8” wide x 10 ½” long x 1” deep
Advanced beginner to intermediate; some assumed knowledge of techniques. There are links included in the relevant sections to some in depth blog tutorials. These will show you my methods for putting in a zipper pocket, making slip pockets (internal in this pattern) and how to make the wrist strap look really professional.
quilting weight cotton, denim, canvas, furnishing fabrics, linen, needle cord
½ yd. outer fabric. I am using canvas but other fabrics of similar weight would also work really well.
½ yd. lining fabric. Choose one to compliment your outer fabric beautifully
½ yd. style-vil foam interfacing (Vlieseline)
Fat Eighth S320 fusible interfacing (Vlieseline)
1x 10” metal zipper for the recessed top zipper
1x 7” metal zipper for the front zipper box pocket
2x rivets to match your zippers and hardware.
1” swivel clip: gold
1” D ring: gold
Optional – Something to decorate the zipper pulls. I love thin strips (1/4”) strips of leather or vegan leather for this.
This is a measure and cut pattern which means that you don’t have any templates (pattern pieces) to print off and match up- Yay! You need a rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat, and you can cut the pattern pieces straight from the fabric. This is easier than it sounds because the pieces are all simple squares and rectangles. You can transfer the cutting measurements to paper to create your own paper template/pattern piece if you prefer to use them.
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