The Captivating Clutch Pattern

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Quick overview:

The Captivating Clutch 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)






Bag Features

The Starlet Clutch: Although small, this 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. Use glitzy fabrics to glam up this compact clutch 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: Large enough to carry a tablet or e-reader with 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?


Pattern Features

This cleverly constructed clutch bag features multiple pockets with minimal cutting. 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!).

This bag sewing pattern has a free tutorial available for an alternative top flap for The Leading Lady: Alternative Flap for the Captivating Clutch. Please note you will need the sewing pattern on this product page for The Captivating Clutch in order to use the free tutorial.

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

The paper sewing pattern is an A5 booklet with printed pattern pieces. When you buy our PDF sewing patterns, they are immediately added to your online account. Access this through My Downloadable Products on your dashboard, or find out more about how to download and print PDF sewing patterns here: How to download and print your PDF sewing pattern.

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Pattern FAQs

What difficulty is this sewing pattern?

The Captivating Clutch sewing pattern is classified 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. However, if you get stuck, click here to visit our Facebook group for support: Facebook Support Group for Sewing Patterns by Mrs H.


How big is the finished bag?

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 for your bag?

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.


What materials do I need to make this bag?

Starlet Clutch:

  • 0.5m (3/4yd) Outer fabric
  • 0.75m (1yd) Lining fabric
  • 1 x FQ Fusible Fleece
  • (1) x 6" (15cm) #3 Zip
  • (1) x 8" (20.3cm) #3 Zip
  • (6) x Rivets with an 8mm post
  • 25cm x 50cm (10" x 20") of Foam stabiliser
  • 1m (1 1/4 yd) of 40" (102cm) wide medium weight interfacing

Leading Lady:

  • 1m (1 1/4yd) Outer fabric
  • 1.5m (2yd) Lining fabric
  • 1 x FQ Fusible Fleece
  • 35.5cm x 71cm (14" x 28") of Foam stabiliser
  • 2m (2 1/4yd) of 40" (102cm) wide medium weight interfacing
  • (1) x 9" (23cm) #3 Zip
  • (1) x 11" (28cm) #3 Zip
  • (6) x Rivets with an 8mm post

For Both:

  • 2 x Magnetic Snaps


  • (2) of 1" Triangle or D Rings
  • (2) of 1" Swivel Clips
  • (1) of 1" Triglide buckle
  • Optional strap fabric: 10cm x Width of Fabric


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Where can I find more inspiration?

For more photos and information please visit my blog: Introducing The Captivating Clutch. You can also see the tester photos here: The Captivating Clutch Tester Photos.

Fancy changing up the flap of your Leading Lady Captivating Clutch? We have a free tutorial for an alternative flap type for this sewing pattern. Please note, you will need the main sewing pattern for The Captivating Clutch in order to use this free add-on.


Is there a sew along for The Captivating Clutch?

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I've found a mistake!

This pattern does have some known errors.

  • Some of the paper patterns have an error in piece C - Front Panel. Please trim to the correct size as specified in the Cutting Out list.
  • Pattern piece E - zip pocket: pattern piece measurements differ from instructions. The pattern should work with either size, but if unsure then please follow the pattern instructions and cut to 7.5" x 8.5".

You will complete list of errors found in our patterns on our Errata page. If you can't find your mistake in the list above or on the Errata page, please send us an email to so that we can add it to our list.


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