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gathered clutch tutorial

 Looking for a downloadable option with extra add-ons and options? Find the full pattern here.
A huge thanks to Dana and Disney for doing such a great job of rounding up all sorts of wonderful mother’s day projects!

Materials needed:

  • 1/4 yard each of three coordinating fabrics (you’ll definitely have scraps leftover)
  • 7″ zipper (you can always purchase a longer zipper and shorten it, just follow the directions on the package
  • scraps of medium weight fusible interfacing

Cutting the pieces:
Main Exterior: cut (1) 5.5″ tall x 9″ wide, and (1) 5.5″ tall x 13″ wide (this will be the gathered front)
Front Band: cut (1) piece 4″ tall x 9″ wide.
Lining: cut (2) pieces 5.5″ tall x 9″ wide
Zipper End Covers: cut (2) 1.5″ tall x 2.5″ wide
Medium weight fusible interfacing for exterior pieces of clutch: cut (2) 5.5″ tall x 9″ wide

Divider Pocket: cut (1) piece 8″ tall x 9″ wide (apply interfacing to half, you’ll need at 4″ x 9″ piece)
Card Holders: cut (1) piece 7″ tall x 9″ wide (apply interfacing to half, you’ll need at 3.5″ x 9″ piece)

The most time consuming part for me is always picking out my fabrics and cutting them, the rest goes together pretty easy, so let’s go!

Take the front band piece and fold it in half the long way (right sides together) and sew together using a 1/2″ seam allowance.

Turn tube right side out and press with seam in the middle.  Set aside.

Grab the 13″ wide main exterior piece.  Sew two lines of gathering stitches down the middle, about 1″ apart.

Pull the top threads to gather, pull until the length is 9″ long.  Press the gathers in place.

Take the front band and pin it in the middle of the exterior piece you just finished.

Top stitch along each side of the band.  Take the 5.5″ tall by 9″ interfacing piece and iron it to the WRONG side of the gathered piece.  This makes all the gathering and stitching stay in place nicely.  Set aside.

Make the divider pocket:

Fuse interfacing to half of the piece.

Fold fabric in half with WRONG sides together, press.  Topstitch along folded edge and then add another line of topstitching about 1/4″ below the first line of topstitching.  Set aside.

Make the card holders:

Fuse interfacing to half of the piece.  Fold fabric in half with WRONG sides together, press.

Topstitch along folded edge and then add another line of topstitching about 1/8″ below the first line of topstitching.

Take one piece of the lining fabric and line up the card holder with raw edges together, one on top of the other baste along side and bottom edged of card holder (the plaid fabric).

Grab your credit card or driver’s license and mark with a pin how far you want your card to stick up from the slot.  Sew a line across the lining/card holder piece where you marked with the pin.  Sew one line of stitching down the center of the card holder.

Take your card again and mark with a pin where the edge of your card is (you can leave a little wiggle room, but it’s nice to keep it pretty snug to hold your cards in place).  Sew a line for the side of the card, repeat for other side.  Now you should have two card holders!  Set aside.

Making the end tabs for the zipper:

Fold the piece of fabric in half width wise, turn down each raw edge to the center crease and press (the pic above doesn’t show it pressed in far enough).  Repeat for other end tab.

Take your zipper and sandwich the end tab around the zipper, just avoiding little metal end stops on both ends.

Topstitch a line straight across the zipper end tab with a very small seam allowance being careful not to hit the metal end stops!  Repeat for other end.  Trim the fabric tabs to the width of the zipper.

IMPORTANT!  The length of the zipper with the tabs on should measure 8.5″ end to end. 

Baste the card holders to one piece of lining and the divider pocket to the other piece of  lining, aligning the raw edges at the bottom.

Almost done!

Assembling the clutch:

Place your gathered exterior piece RIGHT side up (whoops!, had it wrong in the pic, don’t worry, just get out your seam ripper and start again).  Put the zipper teeth side down with the pull tab to the LEFT.  Then put the lining piece WRONG side up.  Pin in place.

Using your zipper foot sew along the edge of this zipper sandwich.  Flip pieces so the WRONG sides are together.

***Please note that in a few of these shots the zipper with end tabs sewn on is longer than the clutch exteriors and linings, it was the first one I made and have since made adjustments to the measurements, all updates are included here in the tutorial.

Grab the other exterior piece, place RIGHT side up.  Put the zipper teeth side down with the pull tab on the RIGHT this time. Place the remaining lining piece WRONG side up on top of the zipper.  Pin in place, sew.  Flip pieces so the WRONG side are facing each other.  Press!

Put your regular sewing foot back on and sew a line of topstitching on either side of the zipper.

Now open your zipper about halfway, don’t forget this!  If you forget to do this, don’t worry, you can still wiggle the zipper open if you carefully pull at it through the fabric.

Place the exterior pieces RIGHT sides together and the lining pieces RIGHT sides together.
Sew all around the edge using a 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving a 3-4″ opening in the lining for turning.  Make sure you try to sew right next to the zipper end tabs and not actually throught them, click here for a visual.  Clip corners.  It also helps to sew with a slightly larger seam allowance when you sew around the lining pieces.
Turn the clutch right side out.  Push corners out.  Tuck in raw edges of opening left in the lining and sew the opening in the lining closed using a small seam allowance (or by hand).  Tuck the lining into the clutch.  Press again and your DONE!!!   Phew.  It does seam like a lengthy process, but it really does sew up pretty quickly.  For the biggest time saver, just skip the divider pocket and card holders! Or add a handle!  The one below I just put in a mini pocket!

If you don’t add the divider or card pockets, I would recommend adding a layer of fusible fleece or even canvas as interfacing, it will make the clutch more sturdy.

Have fun with it and give that mom in your life a big hug!
Have a great Mother’s Day!
Interior shots
interior card holders (2 – side by side)
interior pocket divider (it’s the green polka dot fabric)


406 Responses to gathered clutch tutorial

  1. naomi 04.22.2010 at 6:06 am #

    Anna, I love it so much!! I think I might have to make one…or two…for myself. Your tutorials are great!

  2. by night 04.22.2010 at 6:16 am #

    This is beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial! & I love that idea of putting end tabs @ the zipper. That would solve many of my (broken needles) problems! thank you! I am trying this tonight!

  3. Marta 04.22.2010 at 6:17 am #

    Thanks for this tutorial! it’s wonderful!
    Is a great gift for a mother

  4. Leslie 04.22.2010 at 6:29 am #

    this is so gorgeous…and the possibilities are endless.

  5. Leah 04.22.2010 at 6:35 am #

    Too Cute. Love it. A must on my list. Cant believe I havent come across your blog befour, your so talented. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  6. summernightsmiles 04.22.2010 at 6:48 am #

    Wow, beautiful! On top of my todo list! Thank you very much for the tutorial!

  7. Me and Madeline 04.22.2010 at 7:28 am #

    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing your awesomeness! The instructions and pics are super clear, can’t wait to try this…

  8. Sharon 04.22.2010 at 7:39 am #

    very cool!

  9. Stacey 04.22.2010 at 7:59 am #

    Those are darling! I don’t know if I can sew good enough to make one, I’ve never put a zipper in before. I may print your instructions and try it though! Thanks for the awesome tutorial! Happy Spring!

  10. Kristen 04.22.2010 at 8:08 am #

    THANKS for the tutorial! I’m totally going to make one of these (at least!)!

  11. Melissa 04.22.2010 at 8:11 am #

    Oh how lovely! Bookmarking for later. Thanks so much for sharing such a great how to!

  12. die-fadenwerkstatt 04.22.2010 at 8:50 am #

    Thank you for this tutorial. These clutches are so beautiful! May I post about this tutorial in my blog?

  13. sewtakeahike 04.22.2010 at 8:56 am #

    So cute Anna!!! Thank-you for the great tutorial! I neeeeeeeeeed to make one of these!

  14. Amie Kirk 04.22.2010 at 9:06 am #

    WOW!! ADORABLE!!! Excellent tutorial! Can’t wait to try it out!

  15. Chris 04.22.2010 at 9:08 am #

    Another great “hit”, Anna. I love the look with the gathers. I’ll have to bookmark this one, too!

  16. Susan 04.22.2010 at 9:16 am #

    Wonderful tutorial and so well explained, too! Thanks for going to all the trouble!

  17. Mary 04.22.2010 at 9:24 am #

    Oh boy, this is definitely my favorite tute of yours so far! I love this design! It’s definitely going on my “to-do” list :-)

  18. Shannon 04.22.2010 at 9:32 am #

    Oh my! This is SOO cute! Thank you so much for making this a tutorial for us! I can’t wait to make one (or ten!)

  19. 2 Giggle Boxes 04.22.2010 at 9:55 am #

    Adorable! Can’t wait to try it!

  20. Lynette 04.22.2010 at 10:17 am #

    Oh I am in looove! I need something to stick in my purse to hold stamps and stuff like that, and this would be PERFECT to keep them same with!

  21. Sarah Pead 04.22.2010 at 10:20 am #

    Another cute clutch! This makes 2 days in a row that I’ve had to add adorable clutches to my “I Must Make This” List.

    I love the pleats and texture in this one. So wonderful.

  22. Care 04.22.2010 at 10:38 am #

    So completely adorable!! I’ve moved into a new purse and need a new wallet — this is definitely on my list! :o)

  23. Kimara@weefolkart 04.22.2010 at 11:02 am #

    Incredible project and one of the best, most detailed tutes I’ve seen. Although not an easy project, the way you break it down should help even beginner sewers succeed! Thanks for a great tutorial. I’ll be linking on Facebook.

  24. Anna Joy 04.22.2010 at 11:11 am #

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! The clutches are beautiful! I think I found my Mother’s Day gift for all my wonderful friends! I’ll be posting your DIY on my blog :)

  25. the mama monster 04.22.2010 at 11:16 am #

    prettiest clutch i’ve ever seen. it is rainy and stormy here today. looks like i’ll be making a clutch! thank you for another wonderful tutorial.

  26. Emily 04.22.2010 at 11:16 am #

    Oh my, how cute! My hubs and I are going on vacation this weekend and this would be so much fun to take with in my carry on and for a few date nights! :) I am so making one of these during nap time this afternoon!! :) Thanks for the great tutorial!!!

  27. ellzabelle 04.22.2010 at 11:20 am #

    I love it! So pretty! Will definitely make one soon. Will post link to my blog. Thanks!

  28. Medea 04.22.2010 at 11:35 am #

    Ooh Wow! I love this. Want to sew one immediately. Thanks for your tutorial

  29. Amy 04.22.2010 at 11:37 am #

    This is such a great tutorial. You are pretty good at showing exactly what to do, so thanks a bunch for that! Can you tell me the name of the fabric you used?… The plaid w/ flowers is really adorable!

  30. Jill J 04.22.2010 at 11:46 am #

    Hi, I came here from Made. And now I’m hooked! :) Thanks for the tutorial. I know what my friends and my mom are getting for Mother’s day!

  31. Melissa 04.22.2010 at 11:50 am #

    This is so pretty! I love how you gathered the pouch! I never would have thought of that !!
    I’m totally making one of these!

  32. Vanessa 04.22.2010 at 11:52 am #

    Oh wow! You outdid yourself. . .those are fantastic!

  33. Ammie 04.22.2010 at 12:01 pm #

    Great tutorial and lovely project. Thanks for sharing!

  34. Tiffany 04.22.2010 at 12:15 pm #

    I am a new sewer and this was such a great tutorial. The step by step photos. So inspired Anna. Thank you.

  35. Erin 04.22.2010 at 12:58 pm #

    I love this! Brilliant. I’m going to give it a try. The pockets make it stellar & the gathers are lovely.

  36. wan 04.22.2010 at 1:10 pm #

    i cannot tell you how much i <3 you right now. i bought two 1/4-yard remnants of a print i love and until now, had no idea what to do with them.
    thank you so much!

  37. mimi's Needle and thread 04.22.2010 at 2:44 pm #

    I am gonna make one of these for my mother, who has everything, I know she doesn’t have this.
    thank you for the tutorial.

  38. Vanessa 04.22.2010 at 3:31 pm #

    I love this Anna! So cute and feminine! Great job. (Must make some this weekend.)

  39. The Hojnackes 04.22.2010 at 3:38 pm #

    I love this! I’m going to make one for my aunt who has had a rough year since she is town! This will be fun.

  40. Jana 04.22.2010 at 5:05 pm #

    Clever!! I love it!

  41. Christie 04.22.2010 at 5:17 pm #

    Anna! Those are great! I really love them. Thanks for the great tutorial!!!

  42. Kari 04.22.2010 at 5:18 pm #

    So cute! Would it be poor form to make one for myself for Mother’s Day?

  43. Sew Much Ado 04.22.2010 at 5:52 pm #

    I think those are the cutest clutches I’ve ever seen, for real! I love the pressed gathers in the middle. You are so smart!

  44. Kirsty 04.22.2010 at 5:56 pm #

    Wow Anna – These are so cool. I had bought some zippers to try your other purse pouches so will definately have this one on my list too. Thanks

  45. Tracy 04.22.2010 at 6:44 pm #

    Thanks, I love this! I just made two small zippered pouches this weekend but I love the variation of the gathers.

  46. Jeannie 04.22.2010 at 6:52 pm #

    This is soooooooooooo super cute!!!!
    Thanks!! I hope I can sew this weekend!

  47. Mary on Lake Pulaski 04.22.2010 at 7:07 pm #

    Great tutorial Anna! I’ll be making a few of these!

  48. Rachel 04.22.2010 at 7:33 pm #

    This is wonderful. I love the clutch and can’t wait to make one (or a dozen). Your instructions are very well-written. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

  49. Jennilyn 04.22.2010 at 8:13 pm #

    Excellent pictures to show what to do with each step! Thank you! Good gift idea!

  50. Laci Jo 04.22.2010 at 9:35 pm #

    oh I LOOOVE this! such a great idea to make a simple project so totally rockin’ !


  51. Osmosis 04.22.2010 at 10:26 pm #

    super cute!

  52. jess 04.22.2010 at 10:58 pm #

    awesome! thanks anna!

  53. Jennadesigns 04.22.2010 at 11:13 pm #

    Beautiful idea Anna! How you find time to create such beautiful things is beyond me. And how kind to share your process with the rest of us! I know what I’m making my sister for her birthday May 3! :)

  54. Joanna 04.22.2010 at 11:40 pm #

    I love your pattern. Thank you.

  55. Francais Frit 04.22.2010 at 11:48 pm #

    SOOOOO cute! I love it for moms, but also for teacher thank yous!

    Thanks YOU!

  56. Jenny 04.23.2010 at 12:12 am #

    This tutorial is so well done! If I have the time, I’m going to make one for my mom! And maybe me too.

  57. Anna 04.23.2010 at 12:31 am #

    Thank you everyone for such sweet comments, it really keeps me going! I wish more of you had your email in your blogger profile so I could say thank ‘in person’. :)

  58. Katie 04.23.2010 at 12:42 am #

    These are really wonderful. And I am totally wishing I had seen this tutorial before I ventured out on a zipper tutorial of my own the other day. Haha. You have such great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  59. Dee 04.23.2010 at 3:41 am #

    Your pics really make it so easy to follow your tutorial. great stuff and soooo cute.

  60. Marika 04.23.2010 at 5:32 am #

    FANTASTIC tutorial!! Thank you so much!

  61. Zarinaia 04.23.2010 at 6:13 am #

    Oh! It’s so CUTE!! Can I link your tut on my blog?


  62. Deb - Two Cheeky Monkeys 04.23.2010 at 8:41 am #

    Thank you for sharing this amazing tutorial! I love clutches, and I think these will be great for making as gifts.

    :) Deb

  63. Pia 04.23.2010 at 12:42 pm #

    Thank you so much for posting this wonderfull tutorial! Ciao, ti mando un caro saluto dall’Italia! pia

  64. Sandra :) 04.23.2010 at 3:06 pm #

    LOVE this, and will be making some!

  65. Allie 04.23.2010 at 6:56 pm #

    Adorable! I’ll definitely be making these soon. The little gathers are perfect.

  66. Diana 04.23.2010 at 8:32 pm #

    I love this and will definitely be making some soon! Thanks for the tutorial.

  67. schmidt1016 04.23.2010 at 11:51 pm #

    A very classy looking clutch. I will definitely be making several of these. I’m sure my daughter will love them!

  68. Anna 04.24.2010 at 9:03 am #

    I have a silly question. In the supplies section, do you mean a total of 1/4 yard of all three fabrics or 1/4 of fabric total? Thanks! This is the perfect Mother’s Day gift for my sister and MIL

  69. Amy 04.24.2010 at 8:31 pm #

    I just might have to kiss you. I’ve been watching MADE for a great mother’s day idea and THIS WAS IT! I just finished making the first one, and it actually turned out. (I’ve never done anything close to a zipper before…. SO nervous.) Your tutorial made is perfectly understandable. I’m amazed I did this! Thank you SO much!

  70. Sharon-NZ 04.24.2010 at 9:10 pm #

    Fantastic tutorial, I love the wee clutch and you make the zipper look easy… I have featured this tutorial on the Freebies for Crafters blog.

  71. inday_adin 04.25.2010 at 12:00 am #

    Thanks for the tutorial! I might be making one for me and my friend, tomorrow. I love it!

    Adin B

  72. shira 04.25.2010 at 1:42 am #

    it was a love from the first sight, I had to make one of these. I learn from you a lot, especially, to cover the zipper ends, it looks much better, thanks again, and keep making your wonderful crafts


  73. EL RINCON DE CHELO 04.25.2010 at 2:51 am #

    Muchísimas gracias por el tutorial, besos


  74. Jenxo 04.25.2010 at 3:40 am #

    aww great tutorial, its really lovely..tfs

  75. Snaffles Mummy 04.25.2010 at 5:45 am #

    wow these look beautiful. I dont have a sewing machine but I may attempt one by hand.

  76. Graciela 04.25.2010 at 9:13 am #

    Qué lindo proyecto , me encantó !!!!!!!!!muchas gracias por compartirlo, el tutorial es impecable!

  77. Crafty Girls Workshop 04.25.2010 at 11:35 am #

    What a great tutorial! That looks so easy, even I could probably make one (and finish it!) I think I’ll try making one for my sister, I have the perfect fabric too. Thanks for making and posting this! I’m a new follower now. Oh and I LOVE your name!


  78. Zandra 04.25.2010 at 3:18 pm #

    Lovely tutorial! I would like to translate it to swedish and hand it out to my high school students as an idea, with your permission of course!

  79. inday_adin 04.25.2010 at 6:10 pm #

    Hi Anna! Thank you once again for an easy tutorial and I made one for myself today. I posted it on my blog. :)

    Adin B

  80. Maja 04.25.2010 at 6:27 pm #

    OMG These are truly amazing, I’m a novice at this kind of stuff, but I’m gonna try, try, tryyyyyy! I hope I can pull it off. Thanks for a great tutorial! :)

  81. Jacqui 04.25.2010 at 9:39 pm #

    What a great tutorial and clutch! I bookmarked it and and shared it on Reader but completely forgot to come and thank you personally! :) Can’t wait to make one of my own.

  82. Carylanne 04.25.2010 at 10:07 pm #

    Mayya, from Sew Chic and Unique has featured this tutorial in her “vote to sew it” this week. I will be doing one for my Mother, who now we take just her CC and ID with us to the DR office. I think she will feel like she has her purse along. I have just the fabric for it as I buy many fat quarters for quilts and projects. Thanks to you and Mayya for bringing us together. Carylanne

  83. Simple Southern Happiness 04.26.2010 at 12:15 am #

    OMG, This tutorial is perfect in everyway. Thank you for taking the time to make and post it.

  84. Amy 04.26.2010 at 8:54 am #

    I don’t know how I missed this one. I love the gathered front. I definitely want to try it. I hope I have an 8″ zipper around.

  85. Sandra :) 04.26.2010 at 1:46 pm #

    I’m an official noodlehead now – I made my first bag today, and posted a picture to my blog, linking back to you :) Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial – I’ll be making more of these – they’re quick, easy and best of all – pretty!

  86. e_donaldson 04.26.2010 at 2:37 pm #

    This is SO cute! Thanks so much for sharing! I posted a link to your blog on my craft forum!

    – Elizabeth (

  87. Mel O'Drama 04.26.2010 at 3:45 pm #

    made 2 of these over the weekend. thanks so much for the tute. my only issue was the little zipper tabs never turned out looking as nice as yours, but overall, such a great and easy project.

  88. doro K. 04.27.2010 at 4:54 am #

    these clutches look very pretty! i love them.
    i made one by myself. (ok, just similar)

    thanks for the tutorial!!

    many greetings, doro.

  89. Raquelita Mendonça 04.27.2010 at 9:05 am #

    Hi! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I hope someday i’ll get the courage to try and make something so beautiful. Greatings from Portugal, Raquel

  90. TheBlackForrist 04.27.2010 at 4:57 pm #

    Just made my first one. GREAT pattern, I love the gathered front, so easy to follow! thanks!!!

  91. Rachel 04.27.2010 at 5:52 pm #

    these are GORGEOUS!!! can’t wait to get my mom’s 70’s sewing machine oiled up and working. these are at the top of my project list!

  92. dreams-inlatin 04.27.2010 at 7:01 pm #

    wonderful! i just finished one for my little sister and im about to start the next one for myself and one for mum too! thankyou for your tutorial, its so easy to understand and the pictures really help!
    after this im going to try your other purse tutorial too! xxx

  93. Maria Filomena 04.28.2010 at 6:14 am #

    Cara senhora,
    muitissimo obrigada pelas explicações e pelo trabalho maravilhoso!!!
    abraços de Maria Filomena

  94. Maryanne 04.28.2010 at 7:40 am #

    I lovely!! Thanks!! Anne

  95. Rande 04.28.2010 at 11:09 am #

    These are adorable and look easy to make. As soon as I get into my new house and get the machine unpacked I will be making one for me and my mom. Thanks for sharing.

  96. Sandra Mayer 04.28.2010 at 2:11 pm #

    Muito linda,,,obrigada pela dica,,,,,


    sandra mayer-Brazil

  97. Shelley Dawn 04.28.2010 at 9:07 pm #

    I have this on my Crafty To Do List and can’t wait to try it! I have a few questions – when do you attach the polka dot divider pocket and also do you have a photo of what the clutch looks like on the inside with the divider pocket and card holders? Thanks!

  98. sydneysnana 04.29.2010 at 7:42 pm #

    Ok, I did it. Took me all day but it’s done. Couple questions. I did’nt see 8″ zipper at the fabric store, so used a 9″. I did’nt get it set in right. The tabs at the end do not show and there is a slight curve to the zipper ends. Can you explain how to measure the zipper? Can’t wait to make more!!! Thank you, love your blog

  99. Vânia G. 04.30.2010 at 10:02 am #

    Sonhei com isso, com uma necessaire franzida e encontrei esse pap maravilhoso.
    Vânia G
    Joinville-SC Brasil
    I dreamed of this, with a furrowed necessaire pap and found this wonderful.
    Thank you!
    Vania G
    Joinville-SC Brazil

  100. Jolene 05.01.2010 at 8:41 am #

    Thanks so much for the tutorial. I can’t wait to make one!

  101. Anna 05.03.2010 at 3:34 pm #

    Okay, I just finished one this morning and it turned out great. The only thing I had a hard time with were getting the zipper pull tabs to look right in the end, (this was my first zipper)but I think I got it. I love this and am making another one tomorrow. I’ll post some pics on my blog after mother’s day since they’re gifts for my sis and MIL. I’ll email you one if I can figure out how. Anyway-thanks again for your post and your help. :)

  102. Toughie 05.03.2010 at 11:02 pm #

    Hi:D Thank you for the tutorial 😀 I made one for my Mom for Mother’s Day (just in the mail, but I’m pretty sure she’s gonna love it!)I didn’t add the zipper tabs (in hindsight, I really, really should have) and I added a handle. You can see it here:
    Thanks again, you do some lovely work. 😀

  103. Megan 05.05.2010 at 12:13 am #

    Okay, where did you get your fabulously colorful zippers? All I can find are the classic colors (white, beige, black). Thanks for the tutorial! I am making one for mom and me.

  104. Shelley Dawn 05.05.2010 at 5:17 pm #

    Yay! I made one. I hope to make many, many more for gifts!!! You are awesome Anna, thanks.

  105. Heather 05.09.2010 at 1:24 am #

    Thanks for the tutorial! I made one for my Mom for Mother’s Day…just finished!

  106. Jen 05.11.2010 at 8:42 am #

    Thanks for the tutorial. I love this project & may be addicted. You can see my pics here:

  107. Alison 05.11.2010 at 3:07 pm #

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  108. Stephanie Cameron 05.12.2010 at 12:53 am #

    Super cute!! Thanks for the tip on covering the zipper ends. I have never done that before. Super great!! And for fusing the interfacing to the already ruched piece. Super helpful! I hope to make one of these semi-soon!

  109. Lelan @ Good Gravy! 05.12.2010 at 7:36 pm #

    Found you from Creation Corner…ADORABLE work, and thanks for the tutorial!

  110. Roselee 05.13.2010 at 3:43 pm #

    Thanks for sharing, Anna – what a cute and easy project to either spruce up one’s personal accessory stash, or to give as a gift!
    (mine started out as a gift but I think I’ll keep it!)
    Blogged at

  111. Miss Daffodil 05.15.2010 at 9:12 am #

    This tutorial is great! I already made one and your instructions are easy to follow. Thank you so much for sharing! Greetings from Germany.

  112. Christa 05.15.2010 at 11:30 am #

    I love these clutches. I am having the same problems with the zipper as some other people. I tried to cut down a 9″ zipper to 8″. It worked a little better, but still was not as nice as yours. Could I use a 7″ zipper and make the tabs a little longer. Also do you have any tips for making the fabric straight after you pulled the ruffles. I love you blog and enjoy all of your tutorials.

  113. Anna 05.15.2010 at 3:26 pm #

    Hey Christa! Glad you like the clutches. Yes! You sure could use a 7″ zipper and make the tabs longer. Or you could extend the sizes of the exterior and lining (and inside pieces) all to be 9.5 inches. I didn’t leave a lot of wiggle room for error. The main thing is when you sew the clutch together after the zip is installed is to try and NOT sew over the tabs, just go right next to them. It’ll make it turn out much better.

  114. somethingcheeky 05.15.2010 at 5:21 pm #

    Awesome tutorial! I didn’t know if you had a flickr group set up for all the version people make from this, but here is mine in case you care to see!

  115. Valerie 05.16.2010 at 2:15 pm #

    That is seriously adorable! I can’t wait to make this for all of our membership passes! I have filed this at

    Thanks for sharing!

  116. MaryJanes and Galoshes 05.16.2010 at 7:50 pm #

    Very cute, thanks for the tute.

  117. Molly Dee 05.16.2010 at 9:21 pm #

    Hi, I’m smitten with this little project and just bought some cute fabric today with this in mind. After reading through your instructions, I’m a little confused about the divider pocket. Is the divider pocket also called the credit card pocket? I didn’t see a divider in your photos and don’t want to miss out on an important design feature.

  118. Lacie @ Creative Attempts 05.16.2010 at 11:37 pm #

    this is amazing!

  119. Elaine 05.18.2010 at 11:06 pm #

    I did it!! I saw two of them, one for my mom and other for my mother-in-law.
    Easy and gorgeous! You were right, I spent more time cutting than sewing it.

    Thanks very much!

  120. Jos 05.20.2010 at 12:22 am #

    I totally adore these purses! If you don’t mind, I made a link to this tutorial on my website

  121. sewtakeahike 05.23.2010 at 8:43 am #

    I sooooo agree Anna! I’m trying to pick out fabrics right now and it’s definitely taking a lot of time!

  122. Lynette @ My Craft Discovery 05.24.2010 at 2:08 pm #

    I made one, and in making it, I realized that I could also use the back’s layout to make a pencil roll for my mom! I posted about it here:
    Thanks for inspiring me!

  123. Emily 05.26.2010 at 4:45 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial! I made a few for teacher gifts this year and posted pictures on my blog.


  124. Toby 05.27.2010 at 1:32 am #

    Love your blog and the name of it!! Not to mention the drawing!! That’s about all I can draw .. stick men!! Great tutorials :))))

  125. Anja 05.27.2010 at 4:17 am #

    Thank you for this great tutorial. I made a clutch yesterday, and it turned out really nice. The only thing I changed was to sew the lining a little smaller than the outside. Now it fits better into the clutch.

    If you like, you can have a look at it on my blog. I linked to you tutorial.

    And you know what: I just found out that your daughters are your noodleheads. Can you guess who are my Butzelmännchen?

  126. Nancy 05.27.2010 at 11:19 am #

    Thanks for posting your tutorial. I bookmarked it for weeks now and finally had the chance to make one yesterday. The instructions were easy to follow. I’ve linked this post on my blog:

  127. Wild Sparrow 05.27.2010 at 6:20 pm #

    I adore this clutch! It’s so cute! Thank you very much for sharing this tutorial – I can’t wait to try it out!

  128. erin 05.27.2010 at 10:00 pm #

    ok…just made it and i think the tutorial was awesome, except one little thing…(that’s probably obvious to people with more sewing/zipper experience than me!)…

    when you said push the zipper tabs to the liner side, i tried to make mine look like yours but it just made mine look pinched on top…not like yours?…

    are my zipper tabs too small?

    thanks! – it’s still cute even with the pinched top!

  129. Kimberly 05.28.2010 at 3:55 pm #

    I have a question that I have been asking around: How do you feel about people swapping items made from your free patterns/tutorials? Example, I swap a lot on Craftster. Would you mind if I made something from your tutorial to swap for something for myself? (Of course you would always be given credit as the designer of the pattern.)

  130. Kristie 05.28.2010 at 6:45 pm #

    Thanks for this! I made mine with linen and Hunky Dory, and I love it. I will blog about it and link it back here :-)

  131. ÖRGÜÇANTAM 05.28.2010 at 7:20 pm #

    süper olmuş eline sağlık .

  132. Marta 05.29.2010 at 5:26 am #

    Thank you so much!
    It’s a wonderful tutorial.

  133. Anna 05.29.2010 at 10:46 pm #

    erin~ email me and I can give you a more specific answer, but you just want to make sure the zip (with the tabs on) measures about 8.5″ and then do not sew through them when you go to sew up the exterior/lining…

  134. Mireya 05.30.2010 at 1:57 pm #

    Muchas gracias por compartir con nosotras tus ideas de costura.

  135. coming out crooked 05.30.2010 at 10:45 pm #

    thank you, that is a wonderful tut. The gathered front is perfect!

  136. angelina 05.31.2010 at 6:59 am #

    girl this is great: i am looking for a pattern to do my first zip on!

  137. OkayLetsGoKnitting 05.31.2010 at 9:02 am #

    What a lovely little bag! Thanks so much for sharing. Definitely going to make several.

    …now to figure out what fabric to use:-)

  138. Belly Designs 06.01.2010 at 9:26 am #

    I’m s making this one! Thankyou!!!

  139. Home's Jewels 06.02.2010 at 1:29 am #

    Thank you for the great tutorial. I have linked it at the new online sewing community:

  140. Dayna 06.02.2010 at 4:10 pm #

    I just made my first one. It took me longer because I kept making small mistakes; but I got through it. It should be easier with the next one. This is a fun, cute project, with mega “ooh-ahh” factor! Thanks so much!

  141. Laura 06.04.2010 at 2:54 pm #

    Wow- I just made one of these last night (it’s perfect for me because I bearly wear a purse- usually just a diaper bag with a wallet in it- and this one can work either way!) and I love it! I’ve already gotten compliments on it this morning! (I blogged about it here:

    The one part I had a problem with was sewing the lining shut at the end- it says “stitch closed using a small seam allowance”. Do you basically topstitch it? Use a hidden stitch? I did a little zig-zag stitch (because really, who’s gonna see?) and it lays flat, but there’s got to be a prettier way! Thanks!

  142. Dena 06.08.2010 at 9:18 pm #

    I’ve just found what I’m making for this year’s family Dirty Santa gifts. These are going to be great. I wonder what else I’ll find in your tutorials. You give great directions!

  143. Kat 06.08.2010 at 10:17 pm #

    Thanks so much for the great tutorial!
    I just started sewing, and I found this challenging, but I did it, LOL.
    Take care,

  144. Mara 06.09.2010 at 1:55 pm #

    Wow! This tutorial made me so happy. Can’t wait to try it!!

  145. hart44 06.09.2010 at 4:47 pm #

    Hi, I love this tutorial, thank you :)
    I can not wait to make it :)

  146. Michelle 06.09.2010 at 10:03 pm #

    I made one of these tonight for a teacher gift, and I love it! I have two others cut out and ready to go, so I’m looking forward to making a couple more soon, especially now that I’ve tackled one. The trickiest part, for me, was sewing around the whole thing, around those zipper tabs. Next time, though, I’ll have a better idea of what to do. Thank you for the tutorial!

  147. Carole Ann 06.09.2010 at 10:46 pm #

    Thanks so much for the tutorial. I made one tonight as a gift for a friend, and I know she is going to LOVE it! Thanks again!

  148. Eccentricity 06.15.2010 at 12:13 pm #

    I love this style and appreciate your willingness to share your pattern and expertise. Thanks so much.

  149. westie-mom 06.15.2010 at 6:21 pm #

    these are so cute and I like the idea of the small amount of fabric on the ends of the zipper…I keep making mine too small and have to sew over the zipper…great idea…

  150. nancy l. 06.16.2010 at 4:02 pm #

    These rock!! I want to make one for when we go on vacation later this summer. I’m thinking that maybe I can add a wrist strap to one end so I can hang on to it better. Thanks for the tutorial! I read through it and I think I can do it. Not sure about a couple of points but I have a feeling that I’ll figure it out when I actually see it going together. : )

  151. teresa 06.16.2010 at 11:21 pm #

    Thanks for the great tutorial. I loved making this little purse and hope to make some more for Christmas presents (if I can part with them!).

  152. June 06.20.2010 at 12:59 pm #

    Thanks for this tutorial Anna! I enjoyed making the clutch a lot 😉

    See finished product:

  153. CMc 06.21.2010 at 9:22 am #

    Darling bag… but, I dont’t understand this instruction: “Make sure you try to sew around the zipper end tabs and not actually throught them.”
    I’m just not getting that neat boxed look at the end of the zippers.

  154. Gray 06.21.2010 at 1:38 pm #


  155. Tone Lileng 06.21.2010 at 2:58 pm #

    This is really lovely. I don’t understand the measuring with inches, but I guess I’ll find out how to turn it into centimeter. Thank you so much for shearing :)

  156. the thrifty ba 06.22.2010 at 6:54 am #

    i just copied (and gave you credit) this! see how it turned out!

  157. Rocio Lewis 06.22.2010 at 2:37 pm #

    i made my own and gave you credit… thanks for the tutorial.


  158. Em @ Bunch of Scrap 06.22.2010 at 10:59 pm #

    I just made my first one tonight… Thank you for making it SEW easy! I have never even attempted a zipper before! I am not posting mine till Sat. but I’ll come back and leave a link when I do :) I will be cranking these out for Christmas gifts now!!

  159. Em @ Bunch of Scrap 06.22.2010 at 11:00 pm #

    I just made my first one tonight… Thank you for making it SEW easy! I have never even attempted a zipper before! I am not posting mine till Sat. but I’ll come back and leave a link when I do :) I will be cranking these out for Christmas gifts now!!

  160. Em @ Bunch of Scrap 06.22.2010 at 11:01 pm #

    I just made my first one tonight… Thank you for making it SEW easy! I have never even attempted a zipper before! I am not posting mine till Sat. but I’ll come back and leave a link when I do :) I will be cranking these out for Christmas gifts now!!

  161. Em @ Bunch of Scrap 06.23.2010 at 2:27 am #

    I just made my first one tonight… Thank you for making it SEW easy! I have never even attempted a zipper before! I am not posting mine till Sat. but I’ll come back and leave a link when I do :) I will be cranking these out for Christmas gifts now!!

  162. ARTES DE MARIZE TRIGUEIRO 06.28.2010 at 10:06 pm #

    As fotos do passo a passo(PAP) são auto explicativas. Parabéns! Obrigada! Thank you brodher! Deus lhe abençoe, proteja e ilumine sempre a sua vida em todos os momentos!
    Como não sei traduzir as explicações prá portugues, entendo muito bem com a sequência das fotos.Abraços e beijos.
    Marize Trigueiro/Maceió-ALAGOAS/BRASIL.

  163. Kati 07.01.2010 at 12:32 am #

    I just got done making this and i love it!! Def going to make alot more!! Thank you!

  164. Lanie 07.02.2010 at 10:41 am #

    I just made mine this afternoon. I machine embroidered the little strip on the front panel and I’m very pleased with the result!

  165. Mommy of Two 24/7 07.05.2010 at 8:25 pm #

    Great tutorial! I love the design. I might have to make some of these for my sisters, mom and myself! 😉

  166. ificould 07.06.2010 at 2:44 am #

    I love this clutch! It’s so adorable – I can’t wait to make my own! Posted a link on my blog:

    Thanks for sharing!

  167. cb 07.15.2010 at 4:35 pm #

    I Love these!

    Thanks for sharing!


  168. Alejandra Alcantara 07.19.2010 at 9:08 pm #

    Absolutely lovely! I blogged about it and linked to your blog.
    Alexandra Alcantara (this is my blog in English)

  169. Jessica Percifull 07.27.2010 at 1:45 pm #

    Thank you for the tutorial I finally got to make it!!

  170. Leslie 07.28.2010 at 3:34 pm #

    Anna, will you please tell me the name of the fabric you used for your tutorial clutch? I’m salivating over it and would love to find some of my own. Thanks so much!! writetoleslie at gmail dot com

  171. Kristin 07.28.2010 at 8:08 pm #

    I have a question for you :) I recently made one of these clutches, and had a problem when sewing around the outer and inner layers. When you say “Make sure you try to sew right next to the zipper end tabs and not actually throught them,” I’m not entirely sure what you mean. How do you sew next to them and not through them, when (like in your picture) they stick out beyond the actual sides?? I just can’t get my zipper top to look anywhere near as nice or square as yours, and would love to know what you mean by that.


  172. Anna 07.28.2010 at 9:07 pm #

    Hey Kristin~
    Basically I guess it’s a case of do as I say not as I do. :) The photos are taken with one of the first ones I had sewn, and afterwards I made a few slight adjustments. Just follow what the directions say and the most important part is to make sure the zipper with the end tabs sewn on is no longer than 8.5″ long (thus allowing room for a 1/4″ seam allowance on each side, and allowing you to sew right next to the tabs). Hope that helps!

  173. Kristin 07.28.2010 at 9:10 pm #


    Thanks for the quick response. :) I kind of figured that because when I made mine, they didn’t stick out like your picture. However, when I did sew just right next to them instead of through them, I could see a hole between the bag and the zipper tabs, so I had to go and turn it inside out again and try again. Any suggestions? :(

  174. Anna 07.28.2010 at 9:20 pm #

    no problem K, how about you shoot me an email?

  175. iknitipurl 07.28.2010 at 10:50 pm #

    I just made my first one and am thinking about modifying the gathering into pleats. I absolutely love this clutch and was happy to find that it fits all of my cosmetics! Thanks for putting such a great tutorial together.

  176. Melissa 07.30.2010 at 10:52 pm #

    Just put one of these babies together today. It was fun and I love how the possibilities are endless. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I might have to make one for each day of the week!

  177. SweetTupelo 08.01.2010 at 3:29 pm #

    Thank you so much for this great tute!! I started one last night, but was tired and kept making mistakes. 😛 I was able to fix everything today and am very pleased. I am happy to have found a pattern that I can use to make this year’s round of holiday gifts! :) Thanks again!!

  178. Ashlee 08.03.2010 at 10:23 am #

    I made this clutch Sunday night and love it! Your directions were so easy to follow. Thanks for posting the tutorial!

  179. Adeline 08.04.2010 at 10:47 am #

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh it’s so beautiful!!!!
    I want it!! ^^

  180. Jill 08.10.2010 at 12:01 pm #

    I just found this!! I will definitely be making some as Christmas gifts this year!!!

  181. More Than "Just Mom" 08.10.2010 at 12:47 pm #

    I love this! One of my readers gave me a tip to try your tutorial – I loved making them. I need a bit of practice, but I enjoyed the challenge 😉

  182. Infinitosmaisum 08.12.2010 at 6:38 am #

    I used this super tutorial, and you can see it here:

    Thank you so much!

  183. Erika 08.13.2010 at 12:34 pm #

    Thanks for the great tutorial. These are super cute! I’ll definitely be making one or two of these!

  184. Lacey 08.18.2010 at 1:38 am #

    I made one tonight, and wish I had read the comments beforehand! It turned out beautiful except for, like many others, the tabs on mine look pinched rather than square. After reading everyone’s comments I think figured out the problem and am anxious to try again. I may even add a small belt buckle to my band across the middle! So many possibilities! Have you made any that are larger? I was wondering if there were any tricks to keeping them stable.

  185. Anna 08.18.2010 at 1:46 am #

    hey lacey, yes, I did make updates to the post reflecting other people’s comments. Fusible fleece and/or canvas would make a great interfacing for a larger version. :)

  186. Lesa 08.19.2010 at 8:30 am #

    These are adorable! Thanks so much for sharing your version! I had seen a simple youtube video about a change purse and styles on etsy for inspiration and the first day I had my new sewing machine I stitched up 6 of these adorable gifts! I love your detailed directions and photos too! thanks again!

  187. Sarah 08.23.2010 at 9:05 pm #

    I love this! I made one for my daughter for school. You can check it out over on my blog at

  188. Anngela 08.25.2010 at 2:10 pm #

    Recent follower… :) I LOVE all of your tutorials! You make it very simple to understand for beginner sewers. This one is by far my favorite little project–I am obsessed with purses of any kind! I’ve received MANY compliments on my clutches so far :) Thank you again for the awesome tutorial–it’s a perfect “blueprint” for many other styles! I have you linked on my blog for this!
    <3 Anngela

  189. Sew Much Ado 08.27.2010 at 8:12 am #

    I FINALLY made one! Shocking, I know :). Thanks for such a great tutorial Annna, I can’t wait to make more! I posted about it here:

  190. Donna 09.01.2010 at 11:15 pm #

    this is so cute! thanks for sharing!

  191. Julie 09.10.2010 at 12:00 am #

    These are great and I will definitely be making a few for Christmas!

  192. SewWhatsNew 09.10.2010 at 9:45 pm #

    I need to make a purse for a fundraiser for cancer research. It will be a donation and the money will go 100% to fight cancer. I am planing to use your tutorial for my contribution. Thank you very much for sharing. Cissa

  193. Yoshi 09.11.2010 at 11:08 am #

    Super awesome pattern. I don’t normally like clutches since they have no straps. I made this thinking it would make a nice present but as soon as I was done, I put my wallet, keys and phone in it and now I think I will have to make another one for the gift.

    I have challenged myself to make 30 bags in 30 days and this was my Day one bag. Pic at my blog here:

  194. Kimberly 09.17.2010 at 8:26 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to make this clutch for such a long time (well since May) and I finally got around to it. I have been so afraid of zippers but you made it look so easy. And it was!

  195. Diana 09.19.2010 at 9:49 pm #

    This was such a great tutorial – so easy to follow! My clutch turned out really great – I can’t wait to make more. Thanks!

    Pics are on my blog

  196. jujama 09.24.2010 at 10:46 am #

    Thank you for a great tutorial. Pictures of my clutch at my blog

  197. Admitted Fabricaholic 09.27.2010 at 8:42 pm #

    What a great bag! Thanks so much for posting!

  198. wanda 09.29.2010 at 4:59 pm #

    I love this! I made one for my daughter’s birthday present. I used black velvet, and put a vintage rhinestone buckle across the center band. It looks stunning. She is a fashion major; if it meets her approval, I know it’s a winner. Thanks for the tutorial.

  199. Sagittmama 10.17.2010 at 6:55 pm #

    Thank you so much for taking the time to put the tute together! I did it today and linked you. I did have a bit of trouble with attaching the zipper w/edges. Maybe shoulda read the comments first. Regardless, I’d do it again!

  200. Bijutices&Companhia 10.23.2010 at 4:18 pm #

    Muito bonitos os teus trabalhos!
    Boa continuação!
    E se quiseres visitar o meu cantinho, fica aqui:


  201. Lilian Grace Bags 11.02.2010 at 10:51 am #

    These little clutches are insanely cute! i have the perfect fabric that is just begging to be turned into this work of art. Thank you so much for the Tutorial!

  202. Ginger 11.02.2010 at 2:12 pm #

    Now I know what I’m making for friends for Christmas.

  203. rubberducky 11.03.2010 at 5:08 pm #

    I just finished making this….its very cute!!
    my only issue came with the lining….it doesnt fit quite right….seems a bit too big so my bag is bunchy inside :( the corners with the zipper are also a little wonky, but for a first attempt by a relatively new sewer (me) I think it’s pretty good :)

  204. Anna 11.04.2010 at 12:23 pm #

    hi rubberducky~
    I’d recommend going back and using a larger seam allowance around the lining portion of the clutch, that should help with any bagginess, you could also trim away a bit of the seam allowance, too. Yep, I always think that practice does help a lot! :)

  205. Ashlee 11.08.2010 at 3:25 pm #

    I really love your tutorial but I am royally stuck. You are sewing your lining and your exterior pieces together. Once you do that though, how do you turn it inside out???? Mine i just stuck like that. It’s all sewed up, how am I supposed to turn it inside out?
    No one else has commented on this, so I must be crazy. But I’m super stumped.

  206. Anna 11.08.2010 at 4:28 pm #

    Hey Ashlee~ yes, you probably just skipped the part where you leave a 3-4″ opening in the lining. So when you are sewing, you’re essentially sewing it inside out then pulling the whole clutch through the opening in the lining. Hope that helps!

  207. Sassy Priscilla 11.15.2010 at 11:12 am #

    I finally made one. Thanks for the darling pattern and tutorial.

  208. Brittany 11.18.2010 at 2:09 am #

    Where in the world did you find an 8 in. zipper? I can only find 7 or 9 inch ones…and I love your zipper colors! Where are they from?? Thanks. (email

  209. Aubrey 11.19.2010 at 10:39 pm #

    Just made my first one and I’ve decided this will be my go-to Christmas gift this year! Thanks so much.

  210. *julie* 11.25.2010 at 9:56 am #

    Ahh, you are so patient! Thanks for your responses to the zipper questions – I loved your explanation: Do as I say, not as I do 😉 That fixed it! Zippers are now my friends thanks to you – way to share the love!

  211. Leah 11.30.2010 at 9:48 pm #

    i loved making this clutch! great tutorial, so easy to follow. thanks! pictures are here:

  212. Judy 12.11.2010 at 12:04 pm #

    Thank you so much for this great tutorial. It has helped me overcome my fear of sewing zippers…I’m addicted to how fast I can make these (now that I figured out the zipper tabs!)

    These are my “gift of the year” for all of my girlfriends!

  213. Amy B 12.14.2010 at 2:16 am #

    Thank you! Will make a great teachers gift this year. ~Amy

  214. rjuana 12.14.2010 at 3:25 am #

    i didn’t read all the comments so im not sure if this has been asked.

    i don’t own a sewing machine right now, is it possible to hand sew this purse?


  215. tini-uk 12.19.2010 at 4:59 am #

    Thank you for the brilliant tutorial. I made two this week in one nap session. They were given to my older daughter’s teachers and they both loved them.

  216. Jodie 12.23.2010 at 1:56 am #

    Thanks so much for creating this fun tutorial. I found this on Sew Mama Sew and I bookmarked it, just waiting for the courage to give it a try! I just finished making one for my sister to give her this Christmas, and it is wonderful! I can hardly wait to give it to her! Thanks again!

  217. Amy Kirchhoff 12.27.2010 at 3:06 pm #

    I finally tried this popular tutorial! So glad I did. Thank you!

  218. Naturally Chic Mama 12.29.2010 at 2:59 pm #

    I loved making this clutch! I made a few as Christmas gifts and everyone loved them. I posted about it on my blog and linked you…

  219. Anonymous 12.30.2010 at 11:54 am #

    Great tutorial! I don’t sew, but my 11-year old daughter does. I shared the tutorial with her, and she made me a darling clutch.

  220. Kelly Farris 12.30.2010 at 6:42 pm #

    Wow, I love the clutches! I will have to make a matching clutch for each of my new outfits. You are awesome!

  221. Elizabeth 12.31.2010 at 9:51 pm #

    Thanks so much for this tutorial! It’s easy to follow! I made three of these last week assembly line style (2 as gifts and one for me!). I posted pics and linked to your tutorial on my blog

  222. Aubrey 01.02.2011 at 11:05 pm #

    Thanks for the great tutorial. I made like 6 of these for Christmas. They were a big hit. I have a feeling this will be my go-to handmade gift for a while.

  223. Lucia 01.06.2011 at 10:47 am #

    This clutch is on my sewing list for so long, but now I have the perfect occasion for making it – my sisters wedding! she wants me to sew her a clutch matching her dress and we chose your tutorial for it! :-) I’ll use cream white silk taffeta and lace on satin for the front band. I’m sure it will be perfect!!!
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful tutorial!
    Greetings from Munich,

  224. Laura 01.09.2011 at 6:39 pm #

    Just made it!! Love it, love it, love it! I decided to add a strap and ended up with the zipper head on the side closest to the ground when held and zipper closed. Switched the strap around and now the prettier side is facing me. ugh. I think I’ll live with it and change it later if it bothers me that much. I only have the patience to redo something once. :-) Thank you for a wonderful tutorial – this was the first zipper that has ever worked for me.

  225. Anonymous 01.10.2011 at 12:17 am #

    this looks like something my two teenage granddaughters might like very much, thanks for sharing

  226. natacha lee 01.12.2011 at 5:03 pm #

    I finally got round to making some gathered clutches, thank you for the great tutorial!

  227. Liz 01.18.2011 at 11:49 pm #

    Thank you for the wonderful tutorial, Anna! I’ve made 4 of these already, and I’m sure I’ll make more. I even put a little twist to the front. You can check it out here if you want…

  228. ☼ Cheryl* 01.19.2011 at 12:45 pm #

    I just made this! I love it!!!! Thank you for the tutorial.

  229. Our Busy Little Bunch 01.19.2011 at 1:08 pm #

    Made it, LOVE it, thanks so much!!

  230. Leuchtzeichen 01.25.2011 at 10:22 am #

    thank you very much for this wonderfull pattern und sharing it with us! You can find my first clutch with your link on my blog today. You sell also the same pattern of this clutch. What is the difference to this here?
    Many greetings from

  231. Anna 01.25.2011 at 3:01 pm #

    The pattern is different from the tutorial in the following ways:
    – rights to sell clutches made using the pattern (on a home based scale)
    – An additional styling option
    – Two handle options
    – Additional Mini Pocket Option
    – My tips on installing zippers
    – How to shorten a zipper
    – Alternate zipper installation method

  232. MuaHRi 01.26.2011 at 2:07 am #

    Thank you so much for the tutorial! You are so inspiring. Here’s what I have made for my friends.

  233. Anonymous 01.27.2011 at 4:41 pm #

    Great tutorial – thanks for making it! Here’s a link to a picture of the one I made today.

  234. happy zombie 01.30.2011 at 5:16 pm #

    I love this so much I could weep! AWESOME and beautiful tutorial – I feel like dropping everything and make one right now. RIGHT. NOW. Thank you for the tute, Anna!

  235. Nenny Septiana 02.10.2011 at 9:29 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this how-to. You are awesome! :)

  236. To Sew With Love 02.13.2011 at 8:20 pm #

    Hi, Anna! I also have an organizer tutorial and I placed a linked to your fab tutorial!

  237. MandyEstes 02.18.2011 at 1:18 am #

    Thanks so much for such an awesome tutorial. I made mine today! I posted a blog about it and linked to this page. Check it out. :)

  238. Dominique @ Craft Couture 02.23.2011 at 12:52 pm #

    Thanks for the great tutorial! I made one but added my little touch…I blogged about it & linked back to your tutorial :). If you would like to see mine

  239. Rachel 02.25.2011 at 4:19 pm #

    Thought you might want to know about this.

  240. A glance at my world 02.26.2011 at 11:57 pm #

    It’s so beautiful! I will be giving this tutorial a try!

  241. Anonymous 02.27.2011 at 9:06 am #

    Made one, love!!! Gonna make more and give them away, the first one is going to be a baby shower prize though. :) Thanks for the great tutorial!

  242. romanemone 02.27.2011 at 12:31 pm #

    It’s done and it’s perfect, many thanks.

  243. More 02.27.2011 at 6:17 pm #

    I finished today !! thanks

  244. Irina 03.06.2011 at 5:47 pm #

    I finally made 2 of these… I think I’ve had this page bookmarked for a year…!

  245. alv0729 03.10.2011 at 4:37 pm #

    Thank you for the tutorial. I made one and added a strap. Posted pics of mine and added a link/credit to you at:

  246. alv0729 03.11.2011 at 10:52 am #

    Thank you for the tutorial. I made one with a strap and posted a pic of my project (with the credit/link to your tutorial) here

  247. Natty 03.14.2011 at 3:37 pm #

    Thanks so much for this tutorial! Here’s a link where I blogged photos of the three I made!

  248. The Adventures of Ordy and Joon 03.15.2011 at 3:54 pm #

    SO happy i stumbled across this- looks like an easy to follow tutorial!!! thank you for taking the time to post- if I get around to doing it I will definitely link back to you!!

  249. Champignon 03.20.2011 at 10:58 pm #

    j’aime beaucoup vos pochette
    c’est très mignon
    je met un lien sur mon blog:

  250. Diane 03.22.2011 at 9:57 am #

    I made this clutch and love it! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

    Here’s where I posted it:

  251. mOnTy 03.25.2011 at 12:15 pm #

    The clothes are really perfect choosen! Once I sew a smiliar one. Thanks for sharing..

  252. theroaringlion 03.26.2011 at 2:14 pm #

    I love this tutorial and I used it to make gifts of matching clutches for a bachelorette party I attended( Thanks for such a wonderful post!

  253. Donna 03.27.2011 at 7:14 pm #

    I just made 2 this weekend, one a little wonky but the 2nd one came out awesome – will share it soon! thank you!!!

  254. Sarahendipity 03.28.2011 at 3:53 pm #

    Hello! It looks like you haven’t had a comment on this tutorial for ages…heehee. I made this the other day for my friend’s birthday and she LOVED. It was easy to throw together other than the zipper. I have now decided that zippers are of the devil. ☺ I had to play around with it to get it to finally work. Thanks again for your time and effort putting this together!

  255. sognograndi 04.01.2011 at 10:59 pm #

    I bookmarked this tute a long time ago and just today I was browsing through my bookmark library and came across this once again. I have just about overcome my fear of sewing zippers and your tute majorly helped me overcome it even furthur! I made my first one and fudged it up really bad due to my not reading instructions properly but it turned out not too shabby. A hour and a half later, I decided to make another one, this time for my mother and taking twice the time to re-read and double check your instructions and it turned out beautiful! Pictures are on my blog and I will link back to this tutorial :)

  256. Bonnie 04.05.2011 at 10:56 pm #

    Ha, just made two of these in the past two days! Perfect gifts, super easy, and really cute! Thank you for this great tutorial. Oh and I made the diaper tote and that was great and even quicker.

  257. Foster 04.10.2011 at 1:42 pm #

    This tutorial was great! I made my own this weekend. You can see it here:

    Thanks for posting it!

  258. Anonymous 04.11.2011 at 9:44 pm #

    Great project!!! Love it!!! Im new here. Do you have any handbags done?

  259. elizabeth 04.12.2011 at 9:42 am #

    I just found this tutorial from a link “weallsew’ on twitter. I LOVE IT!! i can’t wait to try it. i am going to buy a zipper today!

  260. elizabeth 04.12.2011 at 11:39 pm #

    I just attempted this–very excited to try it. however I think with the interfacing things did not line up so great on mine. I measured very carefully etc. and lined things up what I thought was accordingly, however it is a tad off kilter. I think I will try again without the interfacing. I did the divider and the card holders–maybe it was all too much?
    I am proud my zipper turned out decent!!

  261. Poranna 04.17.2011 at 8:12 am #

    thank you for sharing! Here is what I’ve made:

  262. Azah 04.17.2011 at 11:44 am #

    Thanks anna for sharing ur toturial. I did it this morning,Look so cute with red colour cotton fabric. Http//

  263. Kate 04.19.2011 at 7:18 am #

    I love this pattern! I’ve made two – blogged at:

    Thanks so much for sharing this project!

  264. Anonymous 04.20.2011 at 5:50 pm #

    where did you get this fantastic fabric! Please e-mail me

  265. Melissa 05.11.2011 at 12:10 am #

    Thank you so much for this tutorial. I made them for Mother’s Day presents using some of my daughters outgrown dresses and they were a big hit! I blogged about it here

  266. The Queen Bee 05.12.2011 at 2:46 pm #

    This is one of my all-time favorite tutorials! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Great, great job. I’ve made quite a few of these and even different versions so that my kids can use them – I’ve linked your site, as well.

  267. Ki'ihele West 05.23.2011 at 4:03 pm #

    I know this is quite a bit down the line, timewise, but this is just the cutest purse ever. I can’t wait to try it. The tutorial looks easy to follow. I’m from Hawaii so I’m doing it in Hawaiian prints. Should be uber sweet! Mahalo.

  268. Robin 05.27.2011 at 2:58 am #

    This tutorial looks awesome! I can’t wait to give the zipper technique a try. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

  269. Stickandy 06.04.2011 at 3:38 pm #

    i wanted to thank you for that great tutorial.
    i made 3 clutches and 5 are in progress :-)
    i hope, my english is not too bad 😉
    but i wanted to leave a comment :-)
    (a few days ago i’ve already tried it, but it was’nt possible, i was always logged out).
    if you want to have a look :-) :

  270. Andrea 06.05.2011 at 1:22 am #

    I love the way it turned out – thanks so much for the great tutorial! I linked to you here:

  271. Aliesha 06.08.2011 at 3:33 pm #

    Thank you for posting this great tutorial! I just made a clutch today ( and I look forward to making more!

  272. juzbetty 06.10.2011 at 2:27 am #

    I did it. N loving it. But still need to do more practice on this. :-) love the clutch so much. thanks for sharing.

  273. Prudently Painted Vintage 06.12.2011 at 11:48 am #

    Wow! I think this is the most comments I have ever seen on something that wasn’t a giveaway. For good reason too! This is just a wonderful tutorial and a beautiful finished product. Love it! Definitely going to be making one (or more) of these. Pinning it now! Thanks!!

  274. Jessica 06.13.2011 at 6:53 pm #

    Love this! Thank you for the tutorial! The corners turned out perfectly using your tips. Blogged about here…

  275. Jessica Manuel 06.13.2011 at 6:56 pm #

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  276. snowyulia 06.14.2011 at 7:51 am #

    Thank you for this tutorial! I’m new to sewing and this is a very useful information for me.
    With yout help I’ve sewn my own clutch

  277. Marjorie's Busy Corner 06.21.2011 at 7:58 pm #

    What a wonderful little clutch and great detailed tuorial..thank you

  278. Brittany. 06.23.2011 at 5:08 pm #

    made one check it out.

  279. Michele McKay 07.02.2011 at 8:19 pm #

    I LOVE this clutch! I made one without any problems and then I changed it up a bit to make a diaper clutch. I linked you in my blog

    Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  280. Ms. Misc. 07.14.2011 at 8:02 pm #

    I made two of these today! Thanks for the great tutorial.

  281. saraink 07.27.2011 at 1:25 am #

    Linked this tutorial on my blog today:
    I think these are just adorable and you’ve done a beautiful tutorial. Can’t wait to make many of them. Thanks for sharing! Sara ♥

  282. לימונדה 08.03.2011 at 11:40 am #

    hi, my name is limor. i want translate your instruction for clutch tutorial in hebrew and publish my blog. i can?
    of course will be note your blog
    thank you

  283. Anna 08.04.2011 at 12:11 pm #

    hi limor, I’m sorry, I guess I’d prefer if you didn’t. please email me if you have more questions. :)

  284. Tien's hands 08.09.2011 at 12:44 pm #

    Thank you so much for your tutorial. I really enjoyed making it and I like the result. I just started a blog and I featured your pattern on it. Here is a link: Tien’s Hands: Noodleheads gathered clutch
    Keep up the good work!

  285. Jan 08.09.2011 at 7:15 pm #

    I just ran across this great tutorial. I finished my first gathered clutch last night. It’s is soooo cute. I can’t wait to make another!

  286. the mozart girl 08.20.2011 at 11:11 pm #

    I just made three of these for grad presents for friends. =) so cute and easy! thanks for the tutorial–i have zero experience sewing things like this and it worked great!

  287. Christie, Describe Happy 08.21.2011 at 10:40 pm #

    I just gave this a try today and was able to pull it together in about 2 hours. And it is my first zipper!! I couldn’t be happier! Can’t wait to make a few more. Wanted to thank you for easing me into it and giving me a result I am so proud of!

  288. Lisaa :)) 08.30.2011 at 5:44 am #

    Hello Anna :)
    I love this gathered clutch^^ It’s just that I can’t sew :( Do you sell them anywhere?? That would be sooo great :) Thank youu
    My e-mail for answers:
    Lisa :)

  289. Cameron 09.05.2011 at 7:29 pm #

    Loved this cute little patch! Couldn’t quite figure out sewing over the tabs, but will have to try again! Thanks!

  290. Rebecca Turner 09.11.2011 at 3:09 pm #

    Hey Noodlehead! I stumbled across this tutorial through Pintrest I just made it for my sister’s brithday! What a great clear tutorial… I had no problems and I love the results! I just recently started a blog and so I did a post on this great clutch… mentioning you of course so go to to see how it turned out. Great site… I will adding you to my list of blogs and I hope you do the same!

  291. Leigh 09.11.2011 at 10:16 pm #

    Yay! I’ve had this bookmarked forEVER and finally got around to it today- Wish I’d started sooner, I just knocked out a couple of them in no time! I know what everyone’s getting for Christmas this year 😀

  292. ...julia... 09.15.2011 at 4:34 pm #

    What a great tutorial! I made a couple of these for a gift for friends. It was easy to follow and easy to do. Thanks for sharing! :). I will have pictures posted on my blog soon! ( Thanks again!

  293. Katie 10.02.2011 at 10:55 pm #

    here from Pinterest!
    Do you have a store where I can just BUY one…?

  294. Dorothy Explor'r 11.14.2011 at 1:01 pm #

    thank you for the tute! will def give this a go once my sewing skills are up to par. (i have a hard time sewing a straight line!) ahhah! btw, im your newest follower :) check me out at: and follow me if you like what you seeeee!


  295. Nay 11.15.2011 at 1:42 pm #

    Love your blog! I put your button on my page! I am hoping to get a sewing machine soon, so I hope to see more cool tutorials!
    Thanks for blogging!

  296. Erin 11.27.2011 at 8:34 pm #

    I’ve been excited to make this clutch for a while. I recently inherited a sewing machine from my grandmother and have been trying out some projects. Here’s how this one turned out:

  297. Rookie 12.01.2011 at 2:07 pm #

    I was stumped on what to make as a gift for two of my girlfriends for their birthday gift. This was perfect! I made up two pouches in one afternoon – quick, easy and so pretty.

    Thank you for a great tutorial :)


  298. our fam... 12.11.2011 at 7:43 pm #

    Love them!! I made 2 and posted about it on my blog. Linked to the tutorial… would love if you checked it out :)

  299. By Cel' 12.19.2011 at 5:22 pm #

    thanks a lot for your tute!
    merci merci! my friends are very happy with those presents!2 links with my homemades!

  300. Jen of Quality Sewing Tutorials 01.22.2012 at 10:48 am #

    Great tutorial! You’ve been featured on the Quality Sewing Tutorials blog.

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  301. Unknown 02.02.2012 at 4:47 am #

    I love these and have been looking for something almost exact. I have a small size bag like this one but with a built in mirror on one of the outside panels. I keep my basic makeup items in there and use it all the time to help me apply lipstick, etc. Have you made anything similar. I have been looking for a very long time now, but with no luck

  302. Thank you

  303. siti nuraznie Ibrahim 02.19.2012 at 11:52 pm #

    Wow, it is so inspire me, and make me can not wait to have my own sewing machine!!

  304. Tana 02.20.2012 at 1:27 pm #

    Hi Anna,

    I’m doing a craft fair just after Easter and was wondering if it was OK if I used this tutorial to make some to sell. I don’t want to steal your creativity or anything, but they are so cute.

  305. Anna 02.20.2012 at 1:44 pm #

    hi tana,
    thanks for your comment, the pattern is available and includes the rights to sell products made using my pattern:

    good luck at your fair. :)

  306. Miho 02.21.2012 at 4:32 pm #

    Very beautiful clutch design. I love your fabric combinations -they work so well!

  307. Stargazun 02.23.2012 at 12:16 am #

    Great tutorial! I also had problems with the corners, but I didnt see the picture until after I was done. I plan on trying again soon and hopefully I’ll figure it out. :-)
    My Wristlet

  308. Cara 02.26.2012 at 4:15 pm #

    I made 2 of these today, and they were so quick and fun! Your instructions are wonderful – thank you so much for sharing!! I don’t have a blog, so I can’t share photos, but I made one with bright green froggy print as a “pencil case” for my son (I can’t make anything but he wants one too!) – I left out all the interior parts for this one. I then made a pretty yellow/navy/aqua floral & bird print one for myself with the divider pocket and card holders. Love them both! Thanks again!

  309. Nilufer 03.03.2012 at 5:46 am #

    Lovely clutches and a lovely tutorial, thanks for sharing. I make wallets myself and always aim to make a tutorial, but its a very hard thing to do. I tried and I know this.

  310. mel@all.wrapped.up 03.08.2012 at 7:43 am #

    Hi. This tutorial is amazing – it has very clear pictures and instructions. I have linked you on my blog:


  311. forevermore 03.08.2012 at 10:36 pm #

    Just finished my very first one! IT worked out great, except the zipper tabs didn’t work out perfectly. I think it’s because I had to shorten a 22″ zipper and I messed up the 8.5″ measurement. Thanks for the tutorial!!

  312. draculash 03.26.2012 at 1:48 pm #

    Anna! Waw. your tutorial is great. you just inspired me to make a few clutches out of my lying around scraps. Just about to add it on my one-note to do projects list folder.
    Love the pictures and finally I understand how to put the zipper in. Thanks for that!
    Simona of

  313. Nathalia Fontes Machado 03.28.2012 at 5:31 am #

    I just sotp by to say thank you for sharing this tutorial! I have made several of those, one for me and the others as a gift. Unfortunatelly I just took a picture from the first one, perhaps in the future i should take more shots! Thank you once again :)

  314. Oh Sew Nice 04.14.2012 at 10:55 pm #

    Thank you so much for this amazing tutorial! I made two of these into little Easter purses for my daughters. They turned out so cute. It was also my first time to sew with a zipper and couldn’t believe how easy you made it! :) Here is how mine turned out.

    Thank you again!

  315. Anonymous 04.18.2012 at 7:41 pm #

    Where did you get that fabric for the flowery green one?? I ABSOLUTElY LOVE IT!!! I wanna make one for myself!!

  316. thesewingroomdiva 04.24.2012 at 9:06 pm #

    thank you very much for sharing this tutorial. i love it.

  317. bags'n style 05.03.2012 at 1:23 pm #

    Thank you very much for the nice tutorial, I finally made a clutch today ;-); I can also share a trick for you how to make nice flat corners: i/o trimming the seam allowances you just sew them flat, you can find my tutorial here:

  318. Tina C. 05.10.2012 at 2:02 am #

    Hello from Switzerland, thank you so much for this great tutorial. I’ll try this a little later today

  319. Polibel 06.12.2012 at 8:57 am #

    Obrigada pelo tutorial.
    Já experimentei, de diversas formas.
    Da uma olhada no meu blog:

  320. Meagan DesRoches 06.13.2012 at 9:34 pm #

    I just made this clutch last week and I LOVE it! It turned out super cute and everyone that I have shown it too thinks it is a great -looking purse! Thanks so much for the tutorial! :)

  321. Wen 06.16.2012 at 6:03 am #

    I love this, and have just bought a zip, so I can try it out. Can’t wait to have a little Mummy-only clutch to use when I go out kid-less!!

  322. Ellen 07.01.2012 at 10:52 pm #

    I used your concept for these little coin purses for presents. A very cute result!
    I’m going to try to make a full sized clutch in the coming weeks.
    I love the look.

  323. ChicCrafter 07.12.2012 at 4:56 pm #

    Thank you for this inspirations and sharing your talents in creating something pretty :)

  324. Gwendolinh 07.26.2012 at 2:02 am #

    awesome and cute! I never thought I’d find anyone else using that awesome flower print fabric ever either! you even found some in the blue and green color! I made a belted happi coat with mine :3

  325. Anonymous 08.06.2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Is this your pattern? Some people just dont get it..

    I just love your blog and this pattern! It was so easy to understand with all the pictures !

    Love from Norway, Johanna

    • Anna 08.07.2012 at 2:41 pm #

      Yep! Krissyanne has purchased the pattern though (which includes the right to sell). Thanks for watching my back though. :)

  326. Anonymous 08.06.2012 at 11:40 pm #

    thank you for sharing :)

  327. Pattyaitch 08.08.2012 at 2:05 pm #

    I’m heading fo my fabric stash to start some gifts for friends and family How cool is this pattern? WAY!

  328. Linda Christianson 08.08.2012 at 7:50 pm #

    What a neat way to add the ruffle look. I will have to make one thanks for sharing.

  329. Marisa 08.16.2012 at 12:51 am #

    I’ve been looking at this tutorial for a long time and finally pulled it off! Love it and it was so much fun. I can see how making multiple variations of this could be very addicting :)

  330. Anonymous 08.19.2012 at 7:50 pm #

    Hello de Belgique!
    bravo pour vos créations!
    mamzelle Lilie de “coup d’pinceau ptits cailloux et confetis”

  331. Lyanna L. 09.18.2012 at 2:15 pm #

    I have been wanting to make this bag for awhile — I think I will do it soon. Quick question when you say stitch gathering stitches, how exactly do you do that? Thanks =)

    • Anna 09.18.2012 at 2:41 pm #

      Hey Lyanna, just use the longest stitch length on your machine (usually a 5.0). :)

  332. Marine 10.02.2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Merci beaucoup, c’est très joli…! Je viens d’en faire une…

  333. Lyanna L. 10.07.2012 at 11:44 am #

    Great tutorial — quick question though, how big do you make the zipper tabs? This might seem lame, but I’ve never made zipper tabs before =)


  334. babette 10.23.2012 at 7:21 am #

    merci pour ce tutoriel c est une tres jolie réalisation

  335. Maria Patinetti da Silva 10.31.2012 at 5:58 pm #

    I didn`t understand. It is very difficult….

  336. Mike 11.05.2012 at 8:33 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to make something like this for years. I’m not that good at sewing but because I always wanted to make a clutch. I’m going to make one tomorrow. Wish me luck. I love the flower pattern you used for one of the clutches. I’d love to make my own wallet too. This could be used for a wallet. It’s just usually wallets have more pockets.

  337. RINKISH 11.06.2012 at 8:40 am #

    Thanks for this tutorial! it’s wonderful!I love this!

  338. RINKISH 11.06.2012 at 8:46 am #

    Thanks for the great tutorial!It’s so beautiful! I love it!!

  339. KaylaD 11.07.2012 at 12:46 pm #

    I just finished four clutches for my bridemaids! thank you for your easy instructions. It was a lot of fun and I wish I had made more for myself and others.

  340. wan salmah 11.14.2012 at 10:40 pm #

    Thank you very2 much..I really love it!

  341. enchantedbybooks 11.22.2012 at 11:30 am #

    That’s so great! I’m a new sewer and will definitely try this soon! Thanks for sharing!

  342. Anonymous 11.29.2012 at 4:23 am #

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  343. Anonymous 11.30.2012 at 11:33 pm #

    Thank You!! I plan to make these for my six nieces who are getting to that age that you just don’t know what to get them :)

  344. mistyeiz 12.14.2012 at 7:59 pm #

    thankyou for this tute – made one for my mum for christmas. :) will link back when i’ve blogged about it!

  345. Cubby House Crafts 12.20.2012 at 5:16 pm #

    Thank you so much for the tutorial…I have made 2 so far for christmas gifts and now need to make one for myself!!!
    Have a lovely Christmas!

  346. enchantedbybooks 12.26.2012 at 11:55 am #

    Thanks so much for sharing this pattern. I gave it a whirl earlier this month and I’m pretty pleased with the outcome! I posted about it on my blog:

  347. rachelle 01.04.2013 at 5:26 pm #

    i would never be able to do let alone finish this! you are very talented!

  348. Ines 02.14.2013 at 3:08 pm #

    Hello Anna,

    thanks a lot for this tutorial.
    I’ve done it yesterday!
    Have a look:

    Greetings from Germany

  349. joana darc 03.21.2013 at 7:50 pm #

    Olá amei suas necessaire…seu blog é magnifico.Abraço :)

  350. Deana 03.26.2013 at 11:36 pm #

    Greatest zipper tutorial EVER! Exactly what I’ve been looking for!! Thank you for that. I finally like the Zipper corners on a bag that I’ve made!

  351. Anonymous 04.08.2013 at 1:54 pm #

    So cute!!

  352. Shannon Phillips 04.08.2013 at 2:10 pm #

    I have been eyeing this tutorial for quite a while now, and finally went ahead and made one. I added a couple of extra spaces for cards and I just love it! Thank you for this awesome tutorial, it was my first time making a zippered purse with a lining and it turned out so professional looking.

  353. Meital 04.30.2013 at 2:33 am #

    Thank you so much for a great tutorial! My clutch turned out beautiful :)

  354. Abby 05.11.2013 at 9:35 pm #

    I am so excited for this pouch! I need the pouch’s final size to be 9.5in long and about 4 in tall. How would I change the pattern to have this be possible?

    Thank you so much!

    • Anna 05.13.2013 at 9:31 am #

      Hi Abby,
      I’d just try cutting everything and 1.5 inches wider and about and inch less tall.

  355. stacy 06.01.2013 at 2:50 am #

    Many many thanks for this lovely tuto ! have a nice week end

  356. Thread Riding Hood 07.06.2013 at 12:34 am #

    I’ve made lots of these in the past, but never commented. I love how they turn out (as usual!) This time I changed the zipper pull and added a swivel clip and strap. I’ve linked to you in my mini tutorial –

  357. Niki 07.31.2013 at 12:45 pm #

    As usual, I’m late to the party! I finally made one of these awesome clutches and really love it!

  358. Niki 08.23.2013 at 4:41 pm #

    I made this a second time — this time with burlap! Here’s how it turned out:

    I’m so excited that I got the zipper end tab things to work right this time! Amazing what happens when you actually follow the directions, huh? What a terrific pattern! Thank you again for all your hard work.

  359. UJk 09.25.2013 at 5:37 am #

    tks, it’s cute

  360. Anonymous 09.25.2013 at 6:17 am #

    i made it it looks too good. thank you for the tutorial : such a lovely clutch.. hoping to see more in future.

  361. Anonymous 10.15.2013 at 3:41 pm #

    I love your little bags, and I know these would be perfect for my daughter, who is just learning to sew at the age of 47!! I would love to print off these tutorials, but don’t want all the comments. Is there a way to do this?? Thanks, Irene

  362. Anonymous 11.15.2013 at 3:11 pm #

    Thanks for this lovely tutorial. I’ve used it twice now and just love it!

  363. Vicky 12.15.2013 at 6:14 pm #

    I know this was posted three years ago but thanks to Pinterest its still alive! I just made one of these cute bags and will make 2 more to give to my 3 daughters for Christmas filled with nail polish, lip gloss and girly stuff. They will love them. Thanks for the tutorial!

  364. Anonymous 01.05.2014 at 12:01 pm #

    i loved the way you have secured the zipper..Really cool..Thankyu for sharing this india it ia said tht “knowledge increases when it is shared!” thanku so much for sharing

  365. obat bius 02.22.2014 at 3:06 pm #

    very good information and Inspiring & Interesting.

    success always

  366. Clutches 02.28.2014 at 5:08 am #

    Can’t wait to give this a go! It is a perfect idea of gifting

  367. Clutches 02.28.2014 at 5:38 am #

    Can’t wait to give this a go!

  368. desid 03.01.2014 at 5:39 am #

    Thank you for the great inspiration and the tutorial! I have made no clutches but tiny littly zipper bags out of it and everyone loves them!
    Thank you! Greetings from Bavaria, Germany

  369. Anonymous 04.13.2014 at 3:54 pm #

    I just made one last night, it’s such a great pattern!

  370. tenshisonnet 06.15.2014 at 4:07 pm #

    Thanks for the tutorial. I just made my first clutch and predictably forgot to add the divider. (-_-) That being said, it was still fun and easy to make!

  371. Марина Цзи 06.25.2014 at 6:12 pm #

    Очень здорово,спасибо за мастер класс!

  372. Polona 07.24.2014 at 8:30 am #

    i’ve just made mine in purple tones and I have to say that it came out beautifully. I simply love it and the tutorial is great so even I a complete noobie to sewing can make something quite adorable and professional looking. Who knew I had it in me!:D

  373. Courtney williams 08.17.2014 at 6:01 pm #

    This was such an amazing tutorial! The purse I made was easy and looks awesome!

  374. Katell, Quilteuse Forever 09.06.2014 at 9:56 am #

    I bought this pattern a couple of months ago at your shop. Here is the result :
    Thanks for this beautiful idea!
    Amitiés de France

  375. Eat Wear Wander 09.26.2014 at 4:39 am #

    These are beautiful! You have so much patience!

  376. Tabitha Scott 12.05.2014 at 11:44 pm #

    Im sorry, I’m really confused with the piece cutt instructionsinstructions. .after re_reading over and over and then reading through rest of tutorial with all the corrected errors I’m about to give up.

  377. Audriellew 06.22.2015 at 1:59 pm #

    Very cute! Great tute! Have to give it a try


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  3. Gathered Clutch Purse : Tutorial Link - 09.28.2014

    […] I tried out the Gathered Clutch Tutorial at Noodlehead and I had a blast.  Okay, in normal Momma Melanie style, I followed the tutorial for a few […]

  4. 101 Simple Sewing Tutorials - - 10.08.2014

    […] Gathered Clutch Tutorial – NoodleHead […]

  5. Today's Housewife : Tuxillows - 10.11.2014

    […] and gone simple, but I rarely do that it seems. After much searching I decided to go with the gathered clutch tutorial and use gathered material in the middle of the front of the pillow. I wanted the gathered material […]

  6. Weekend DIY Inspiration; #Sewing #Sewingprojects #clutches — Dear Creatives - 10.13.2014

    […] is the cutest gathered clutch tutorial & I may have to give it a try. It is over at Noodle What I like about this tutorial comes with step by step images and if you are more of a visual […]

  7. Handmade Christmas Gifts | Always, Amanda - 10.16.2014

    […] about them until after Christmas because most of them read this blog. I found the tutorial for this gathered clutch on the Sew, Mama, Sew! Handmade Holiday Master List 2010. I loved making these! After I […]

  8. Handmade Christmas Gifts | Always, Amanda - 10.18.2014

    […] found the tutorial for this gathered clutch on the Sew, Mama, Sew! Handmade Holiday Master List 2010. I loved making these! After I made my […]

  9. Minnie Mouse Gathered Clutch | Punkin Patterns - 10.24.2014

    […] made up a gathered clutch last night to match this dress for my sister-in-law.  She’s a big Disney fan, perhaps […]

  10. New Year Sewing - 11.04.2014

    […] had the nerve to cut into the Heather Ross fabric and am very happy I did. It is from Noodleheads Gathered Clutch Tutorial. This is a christmas pressie (a little late) for my brand new […]

  11. Bengal Gathered Clutch - Noodlehead - 11.05.2014

    […] clutch ended up being the perfect accessory to make! Remember back in 2010 when I wrote the tutorial? Wow, things have come a long way since then. In a good way! I do want to let you know that […]

  12. 100+ Free Zipper Pouch Patterns - 11.14.2014

    […] 46. Gathered Zipper Pouch […]

  13. Zipper Pouch Inspiration - 11.14.2014

    […] Gathered Zipper Pouch by Noodlehead […]

  14. New Year Sewing | iamacraftykat - 11.26.2014

    […] had the nerve to cut into the Heather Ross fabric and am very happy I did. It is from Noodleheads Gathered Clutch Tutorial. This is a christmas pressie (a little late) for my brand new […]

  15. Easter Purse | Lilac Lane Patterns - 01.05.2015

    […] the tutorial for the little bag is here at Noodlehead. This cute little dress was mine as a child and now the girls love to dress up in […]

  16. Ai Shinozaki Girl Love Eating Noodle | - 03.17.2015

    […] Gathered clutch tutorial – noodlehead Mayya, from sew chic and unique has featured this tutorial in her “vote to sew it” this week. i will be doing one for my mother, who now we take just her cc and. […]

  17. 30 ans sinon rien ! - - 03.29.2015

    […] pochette de Noodlehead m’avait tapé dans l’oeil il y a quelques temps déjà et elle me paraissait idéale […]

  18. Top 10 Easy and Fast Free Sewing Patterns - 04.03.2015

    […] via […]

  19. Handmade Birthdays: Two Super Totes (pattern by Noodlehead!) - 05.01.2015

    […] some pretty fantastic patterns.  One of the first online tutorials I ever followed was her gathered clutch tutorial (here is a picture of one I […]

  20. » Blog Archive » The secret revealed - Home of Jen, Chad, Molly, and Leah Sellers - 05.06.2015

    […] Last night was our reveal party, so I made my "sister" a cute gathered clutch. […]

  21. The big crafting post | JM Funny Farm - 05.28.2015

    […] string them on a garland and they will look pretty.Then Mom has been working on making these cute clutches. They have dividers inside for checkbook and credit cards.   And of course soapmaking, liquid and […]

  22. De inkorting der lijstjes – deel 2: Een paar kleine prutsen | Ma vie en vert - 06.03.2015

    […] draad, want de toilettas en de bokalen der welriekendheid vormen uitzonderingen)… gathered clutch van Noodlehead (maar dan met dubbele gathering), gemaakt van kleinere restjes die ik eens meteen […]

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