mini envelope clutch with magnetic snap - sewing pattern

the mini envelope clutch

The mini envelope clutch is a small, rectangular clutch in three views, with a flap and a magnetic snap closure. View B has a contrasting flap and view C has a decorative flower pin. This little clutch has lots of potential for mixing and matching fabrics, and can be made to accessorize both formal and casual outfits.

Visit my blog for a free tutorial on adding pretty fabric flowers to your clutch (or to anything!), as seen in the last image:

finished dimensions

The mini envelope clutch is 9” wide, 5.5” tall.

skill level

This little clutch is an easy and fun project for both new and experienced sewers! The pattern includes instructions for inserting a magnetic snap, a handy skill that can be used on a number of different bag styles.

suggested fabrics

Medium to heavyweight woven fabric for the self (outside fabric), and lightweight woven fabric for the lining (inside fabric). Any weight woven fabric for the contrasting flap on view C. Avoid fabrics that are sheer, stretchy, drapey, or with pile for the bag itself, but nearly anything can be used to make the decorative flowers!


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.


  • 13 page PDF
  • step-by-step directions with photographs
  • preparation & construction tips
  • US imperial measurement
  • suitable for beginners

Materials you need at home:

  • 1/3 yard fabric (e.g. denim, canvas, duck cloth)
  • 1/3 yard fabric for lining (e.g. lightweight cotton)
  • 1/2 yard medium weight fusible interfacing (like Pellon décor bond or craft fuse)
  • 18 mm magnetic snap
  • accent fabric 10” x 9” (the flap for view B)
  • scrap of felt
  • basic sewing supplies (including thread, pins, scissors, an iron and ironing surface, and sewing machine)
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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!

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