After making the first one I couldn't stop at one so went on to make another three straight away. I absolutely love this clutch. It's so handy, holding everything you could need for a quick trip to the shops as you'll see in my photos.
This is the first one I made. The pattern was very well written with photos and digital diagrams.
Inside the main zipper is another zipper pocket. Mine is a little different to the one in the pattern.
There are also 8 card slots but I just made 4 and left the others wider.
I don't know if you can make it out in this photo below but the inside seams are bound with bias tape. I thought this would be a bit tricky and bulky but it went fine.
The back of the clutch has another pocket with a popper button .
See how much space there is inside.
Cell phone fits with plenty of room to spare in the front pocket.
Or if you prefer you can keep it in the inside zipper pocket.
Here's my second one and my favourite. I adore the floral fabric on this the photos don't do the colours justice.
The third one I chose to do in a darker colour. I love blues so this one was perfect.
In the pattern there are two ways you can make the card slots. One for those using a domestic sewing machine and the other which I have chosen, for those who have industrial sewing machines. The method I have chosen can get quite thick so at least there's another option if you don't have an industrial machine.
This is the fourth and the one I kept for myself. I love taking it out with me. It fits perfectly into my handbag.
Inside I keep documents like ID card and birth certificate. I also keep my health insurance booklet and other important stuff.
This pattern is excellent and I highly recommend it. It's a quick and easy clutch to make and perfect for taking out when you don't want to take a bag with you.
Rahimah has other lovely patterns for sale and all are for beginners. I can't think of a better way to start sewing bags than too start with one of her patterns. If you'd like to make one for yourself you can find the pattern for the Paris Clutch over at Rahimah's Etsy Shop.
Approximate Finished Dimensions :
Height : 5 ½ inches ( 14 cm ) Length :10 inches ( 27 cm)
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to look through all the photos.
~ Maria ~