evening envelope clutch


This little clutch is the perfect compliment to both fancy evening wear and stylish daytime outfits. It looks just as great in silk as it does in denim!


The envelope clutch lies flat at 11" wide and 6" tall. It has a flap with optional piping, a magnetic snap closure, and a 7.5" wide interior pocket.

Check out my blog for a tutorial on how to easily adjust the size of this clutch for a totally different look here: http://www.blog.hollandcox.com/2011/09/wear-it-this-weekend-diy-envelope-clutch/


Medium-weight evening fabrics with some body, like silk or poly blend brocade, damask, shantung, taffeta or dupioni would be great choices for the outside (or "self") fabric. Silky and thin, but slightly stiff fabrics meant for window treatments are perfect for this clutch. Use the same fabric or something slightly lighter weight for the lining.

Avoid fabrics that are sheer, stretchy, knit, drapey, slippery, heavyweight, or with pile like velvet or faux fur.


Sewing patterns by Valerie Williams under the label Holland Cox, The Syndicate, or handmade classics are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License, and are for personal use only.


  • 8 page PDF
  • step-by-step instructions with photographs
  • US imperial measurments
  • one size; but easily expanded
  • instructions for DIY piping and inserting a magnetic snap

Materials you need at home:

  • 1/2 yard of self fabric
  • 1/2 yard of lining fabric
  • 1 yard lightweight fusible interfacing
  • optional: 20" length of 5mm cord + 1/2 yard of fabric for piping on view A
  • magnetic snap
  • small felt scraps
  • zipper foot for your machine
No reviews yet.

Valerie Williams

I'm a sewer and crafter who has been making handbags and accessories under the label Holland Cox since 2004, and blogging about sewing and crafting for nearly as long! I love making things, and teaching others how to make!

Text +
Go to shop