So I am more than a little obsessed at the moment with fold over clutches. I set out to make my own and decided it would make a wonderful addition to the summer collection. “Evelyn” is my first handbag pattern and is a fantastic afternoon project. It’s also a great way to utilize leftover fabric.
The front side of “Evelyn” features 3 different fabrics (shown up). I recommend using leather, pleather, vinyl or home decor weight for the bottom options. If using quilting cottons use interfacing to make the bottom sturdier. The sturdy bottom also creates the nice fold over for the clutch. If you flip “Evelyn” over you get a whole other look (see below).
I added some pre-made tassels for the zipper pull. This one happens to be my favorite and it will be added to my fall wardrobe where I am sure it is going to be in heavy rotation through the cooler months.
For this sample, I used leftover fabric from my “Charlotte” and added a leather pull on a key chain thing that I had in my stash from way back when I used to make all sorts of bracelets with rex-lace. Anyone else obsessed with making those back in the day?
Anyways, “Evelyn” measures:
Length/Height: 14 1/2″ (37 cm)
Width: 12″ (30.5 cm)
Depth: 1/2″ (1.5 cm)
You can still grab a copy of “Evelyn” for under $5 until June 30th (midnight MST) *no coupon necessary