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The Captivating Clutch Pattern

The Captivating Clutch Pattern

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Quick Overview

The Captivating Clutch pattern was the March '17 pattern for the Bag of the Month Club. This bag can be made in two sizes - the Starlet Clutch and the Leading Lady Oversized Clutch. It's packed with pockets and perfect for playing around with different fabrics and textures. Glitz it up for a glam, elegant evening purse or pair bright solids with funky patterns for an everyday bag.



Starlet Clutch: W 9" x H 7" x D 2.5" (23cm x 18cm x 6.5cm)

Leading Lady: W 13" x H 10" x D 4" (33cm x 25.5cm x 10cm)






  • Easy to read instructions, colour photographs, and pattern pieces
  • Instructions included for two sizes - the Starlet Clutch and the Leading Lady Oversized Clutch
  • Finished dimensions: Starlet Clutch 9" x 7" x 2.5" (23cm x 18cm x 6.5cm) ; Leading Lady Oversized Clutch 13" x 10" x 4" (33cm x 25.5cm x 10cm)
  • Bag of the Month Club March 2017 pattern
  • Multiple pockets
  • Optional strap, with hidden tabs





The Starlet Clutch is 9" x 7" x 2.5" (23cm x 18cm x 6.5cm). The Leading Lady is 13" x 10" x 4" (33xm x 25.5cm x 10cm).



Bag Features


This cleverly constructed clutch bag features multiple pockets with minimal cutting. Although small, the Starlet Clutch petite purse is packed with pockets - enough to hold everything you'll need for a day out and about or for a night out on the town. Glam up this compact clutch with glitzy fabrics for an elegant evening bag, or go wild with bright solids, contrasting colours, and fun patterns. The helpful section diagram within the pattern will help you figure out where to use your fabrics.



The Leading Lady Oversized Clutch is large enough to carry a tablet or e-reader and has plenty of room to keep your things organised.This functional bag pattern has instructions on adding an optional strap to turn the clutch into a shoulder bag or cross body messenger bag, making it a perfect choice for work, school or travel. Why not make one for every member of your family?



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Pattern Features


The Captivating Clutch sewing pattern features comprehensive instructions, pattern pieces, and colour photographs, as well as a handy pieces diagram to help you choose where to use your fabric (and which way up to cut it!). The paper pattern is an A5 booklet with printed pattern pieces. The downloadable PDF pattern features printable pattern pieces and a text only section to save on ink and paper costs.


Although it was originally designed for beginners, The Captivating Clutch is classified as an intermediate pattern as it does require focus - follow the pattern instructions step by step and you'll have a Captivating Clutch in no time. The Captivating Clutch pattern is written in UK English and has been thoroughly tested by a team of expert pattern testers, including beginner bag makers.


Pattern FAQs

What difficulty is this?

The Captivating Clutch pattern was originally designed for beginner bagineers but has since been reclassified as an intermediate pattern, as it does require focus. Its clever construction means you do need to pay attention as you sew, however testers said they found the pattern straightforward when they followed the directions step by step.


How big is it?

The finished dimensions of the Starlet Clutch are 9" x 7" x 2.5" (23cm x 18cm x 6.5cm). The Leading Lady Oversized Clutch is 13" x 10" x 4" (33cm x 25.5cm x 10cm).


What fabrics did you use?

I used Mixologie linen by Studio M for Moda Fabrics, paired with Kona Navy and Kona Ice Frappe. The fabrics were provided by Simply Solids.


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