Gathered Clutch


This free purse sewing pattern is a new take on the traditional clutch. The Gathered Clutch features gorgeous gathered details that produce a lovely girly look. Every girl knows that a purse with pockets is so much better than a purse without. In fact, the more hidden pockets, the better! This pattern features a small interior pocket that you can use to keep credit cards, ids, money and more tucked away. Learn how to make a clutch with this adorable free clutch pattern. If you are on the hunt for a purse to take out on the town, you found it!

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So pretty! I love the gathers and the contrasting fabric on top of them. Haven't quite decided yet whether or not to use a zip or perhaps some other kind of closure or clasp. Once I have done mine I have orders for 2 more so it is just as well that I am really enjoying this project. The instructions are clear and easy to follow - thank you!

I am on to my third clutch and am loving the pattern. I haven't quite gotten the zipper right but no surprises as I don't often use them. the pattern and instructions were so simple to use, thank you!

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I made this for my sister as a birthday present and she absolutely loved it. I added slots inside for her credit cards and I added a removeable wrist strap so she could wear it or use it as a wallet. It was so quick and easy. All of her friends wanted to know where she bought it!

I really like this clutch! It's a great way to use up smaller pieces of fabric and is useful also! This is my favorite project today!

So, so cute. These would be perfect for Tarot decks! :-)

I like this little clutch. I don't knit so this clutch is my pick!

very creative nice project I love the use of colors can use some leftover material that's too small for patterns

Love this clutch !

it is a cute clutch. I would make this.

Very stylish! Great way to use up scraps.

Great project. I look forward to making several from my favorite African fabric

I am so anxious to try to start crafting and sewing again, These would be so nice to make to give as gifts or give them away to our military wives that their husbands are away project.

The bags are so cute and would make a great holiday gift...


Love these little bags! Great way to use up fabric scraps and would make fun Christmas presents for all the females of the family.

I love these and will probably make one or two. I'm even thinking of satin or dressy blingy material for parties and such.

Love these! I think I could even make some...with your great instructions by my side. ; )

I have made at least 15 of these, I love them! I made one for all the girls in my friend's wedding party with our names embroidered on the handles. Also made them as gifts one year for Christmas. Noodlehead is a great blog for sewing, the blogger has really cute projects for adults and kids!

Love this clutch!! I want one for myself and they will make great Christmas gifts for my daughters and granddaughters!!

My 3 daughters would love this clutch!! Going to start on these for Christmas!

I need to make one (or a dozen) of these!

love these simple little pouches - so cute

love this project, so cute!

This is adorable! I love it. different colors and patterns for different outfits! PERFECT!

Very cute clutch! I have LOTS of scrap fabrics to use up and I love to sew!

LOVE sewing!

LOVE sewing!

I like the gathered look on the clutch with the accent fabric. Looks very cute and easy to make!

Love these clutches and having them in lots of colors gives you so many options, from clutch bag to cosmetics bag

I really love these...I hope I win....

I think these are amazing! I wish I were more confident in my sewing skills to make something so cute and functional!

I love these clutches. Would make some awesome Christmas gifts!

Love it! Great gifting project.

i love this idea; definitely will make...sewing has always been my 1st passion....:)

These clutches are very cute! and stylish!

I love the clutch. The gathering really makes it pop.

super cute!

Lovely--I like the gathering and that it has an interior pocket.

Sooooo cute!

sweet bag but instructions for assembly are wacky but I will try again

Very nice!!! THANKS for sharing...

I'm stuck at the zipper. I purchased a 7-9" invisible one and didn't shorten it. So overall it is about an inch too long. I think I'll get a different one and continue tomorrow! Is a regular 7" best?

I made this last weekend and it turned out great! SOOOO CUTE!!! Many friends have commented on how great and sturdy my little clutch is and are surprised when I reveal that I made it! The instructions are clear and it's a great way to use up scraps of fabric not to mention almost empty spools of thread! I'm making another one this weekend for my best friend and will give these as Christmas gifts this year to some lovely ladies. The design affords a lot of versatility and creative thinking. I love this!

I made this I think it turned out really well. I am a beginner so it's not quite as clean as the ones shown on the picture but I am proud of it. I had the most trouble with the gathering stitch. Can anyone tell me what that is. I tried a few loose stitches on my machine before giving up and simply ironing the fabric down to look gathered. It turned out ok but I think it would have been better if done correctly.

try gathering by putting the tension on your machine on high and use the longest stitch

Both my daughter and I made two of these tonight to go with a couple of purses we made. They turned out perfectly.

I've fixed the link so that it goes directly to the pattern now. Thanks for letting us know!

cute purse, clicked on - click here for sewing pattern, DID, took me to different site -NO pattern.


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