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Envelope Clutch Bag

Added Feb 28, 2009

by stacey6907

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I wanted a bag for nights out that was nice and small and had spaces for cards and cash so I didn’t have to take my whole wallet out, and space for the usual essentials – mobile, keys, and lip gloss of course!! So this is what I came up with… It folds down on itself like an envelope and closes with two poppers, inside it has a zipped section for coins, 4 card slots, a note slot, and a pouch for mobile etc. Haven’t done it yet, but I will also add a wrist strap to make it easier to keep hold of at the end of a long night out!! =)

Two more versions at the bottom, both made for friends birthdays. The outers are both Liberty cord fabrics, the top one has a hot pink silk lining and the bottom one has a bright blue silk lining. Both friends were very happy with them!!

Material Notes

More of the Liberty ‘Lauren’ print, cotton lining, interfacing, zip, poppers and a piece of cardboard




Garment Type
Evening Wear

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    May 2, 2010, 12.39 PMby wishofhappiness

    ive been having trouble getting the instructions to print off. All im getting is a black page?? Is this ment to happen?

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    Jan 15, 2010, 12.14 PMby elbie84

    Just made mine! Absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing the pattern. Saved a fortune making instead of buying

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    Dec 3, 2009, 05.13 PMby goldilox

    Having prob printing. When i print with no scaling down the pattern is too big for the paper. When i scale it, the test area isn’t 10cmx10cm..help please

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      Dec 9, 2009, 02.38 AMby nakita jordan

      i had the same problem… in adobe when you print, you have to uncheck this little box that deals with the paper size… this file is an unusual size, not 8.5×11.

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    Dec 2, 2009, 05.09 PMby nakita jordan

    i absolutely love this!! i want to do it today but i’m a newbie when it comes to patterns… i am so confused about the card slots… do i cut two pieces for each pocket and card slot and sew them wrong sides facing or do i just fold down and sew the allowances? sorry if this question is stupid… like i said i’m a newbie!

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      Dec 3, 2009, 02.51 PMby nakita jordan

      nevermind… i figured it out! i absolutely loved how it turned out!! i made it for a holiday party! i’m gonna post some pics!! great project!

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    Nov 11, 2009, 02.04 AMby sharond

    I have been trying for several days to download the pattern portion of this project and for some reason, it does not work. I got the instructions just fine. If you could somehow send me the pattern, even if it is pasted on word, I could work with it. This looks like just the bag I want to go with my Christmas party dresses. Thank you.

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      Nov 17, 2009, 06.28 PMby stacey6907

      Hey. Sorry you have been having trouble getting to the pattern. I have tried clicking on the link above that says ‘get all instructions’ and it just comes up with a blank page (no idea why?!) but when i try to access the pattern using the ‘Get it’ button (above right) it works fine. Just click the ‘get it’ button, then go into your purchase history in your account and select ‘print pattern at home’. If you’ve tried all this already or it still doesn’t work for you, let me know and I can try and email you the pattern.

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    Sep 17, 2009, 01.42 AMby kimwashere

    On my list of projects! Oh, and i love the lip gloss too. I have the same one :)

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    Aug 28, 2009, 08.55 AMby lovelypolly

    thank you for sharing it with us!

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    Aug 1, 2009, 11.28 AMby lovbttrfly17

    This is awesome. Saved for a time when I am able to stretch my dull sewing skills!

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    May 20, 2009, 01.47 PMby jen0709

    I tried adding this to the pattern ratings (my computer is being weird so I don’t know if it worked so here it is)

    I just completed mine (well except for the poppers because I’ve not bought them yet) and it looks good except for the zip compartment.

    The instructions (I felt) were not completely clear for that step. As a beginner (and I mean a really beginner beginner) I was very confused, so I improvised and also took ideas from a pencil case how to, which didn’t quite turn out like the photograph. I probably should have just looked at that, but I didn’t and now I regret it!

    I am also very impatient as far as tracing the pattern goes so it doesn’t close with perfect edges, but that is my fault!

    As far as I’m concerned, I made my first bag and I did quite well considering. I’ll add a photo one day :P

    Thanks for the pattern, maybe a how to will come up on the zip compartment one day and I will try this bag again :)

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      Sep 22, 2009, 12.38 PMby sair99

      I found the same wrt the instructions. Also if adding the cardboard to reinforce it (I used plastic) I would do this before sewing up the edges, i.e. pre-box.
      I made a mistake with the elastic innner bag also which meant that the elastic didn’t spring. I would recomend making the inner bag a bit wider and making sure the elastic is a bit stretched before sewing it in.

      I found marking my own seam allowance tricky. I would be nice to have a version with seam allowance included :)

      And I would recommend making the outer bag a touch (maybe 1/8" or less) larger than the lining.

      However it is a really good design and practical bag to fit all you night out items in :) and I’ll probably be making another one sometime soon.

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    May 13, 2009, 01.04 AMby jen0709

    Lovely fabric :) loving the Debenhams card ;) what handbag wouldn’t be complete without one!! This is on my to do list one I learn how to sew straight!! Thanks :)

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    May 12, 2009, 09.46 PMby imnotyrbabe

    super cute ^^

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    Apr 20, 2009, 07.10 AMby craftd1

    Cute bag! Where’s the tutorial or pattern information?

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    Mar 30, 2009, 11.01 PMby Daniel Parker

    love this can’t wait to make one for my friend! I think im gonna make it a little smaller… I love your size.. my friend just wants more of a wallet

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    Mar 23, 2009, 03.06 PMby lizzie225

    wow this is so sweet! and so many things fit inside! great job! and thanks for sharing the pattern. i think i will try it too

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    Mar 22, 2009, 07.49 AMby bebaalex

    I love your bag :) It is very nice

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    Mar 22, 2009, 01.05 AMby florakara

    very cute! i like that the way that it has different compartments.

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    Mar 21, 2009, 05.17 AMby christinesarah

    I love this, very cute! Thanks for the pattern!

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    Mar 1, 2009, 10.02 PMby jujubee

    I love this! Any chances you’ll share a pattern or how-to? :)

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    Mar 1, 2009, 10.52 AMby fairytale-thirteen


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    Mar 1, 2009, 08.00 AMby aristania85

    Oooooo! I love it! Pattern or howto forthcoming?

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    Feb 28, 2009, 09.53 PMby kquade

    very cool!

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