Small clutch for sewing or other crafts

This elegant clutch with detachable strap can be used for sewing, crafts or just as a purse, handbag or cosmetic bag. The size - 10" x 5"x 5 1/2". It doesn't require a spacial frame or external zipper, only 2 pair of magnetic closures. invisible sew-in or regular. In this tutorial I will explain how to make this flat panel for the magnets on the top. I will also describe the new technique of inserting D-rings in the binding. If you plan to use it as a sewing bag, you might want to add aluminized coating fabric for the inside part, so you can use your miniature iron and this mini ironing pad for small paper piecing or other patchwork projects. When the bag is open flat, both sides can be used as a tray for small items, accessories, cosmetics, phone etc. Magnetic snaps also can be used as pin holders, when bag is open. When snapped on the sides the bag has a sturdy box shape. You can choose to make it with long shoulder strap or shorter handle. Please, watch this video for details - (copy and paste). Read more about it and see more pictures in my blog "Quiltessa. Patchwork palette". This tutorial contains 17 pages and 70 detailed pictures with step-by-step instructions.

Happy sewing!

Natalie Quiltessa


  • BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY, You need to be ready to work with magnetic snaps, fusible interfacing, zippers, binding and different type of hardware.
  • Illustrated sewing pattern of bag
  • US inches measurements
  • Size - 10" x 5" x 5 1/2", *Suitable for intermediate sewist

Materials you need at home:

  • 20" x 20" external fabric, 6 pieces of fabric for pockets 10" x 10",,
  • 20" x 20" lining,
  • 53" binding, , Fusible interfacing Peltex 71F - 10", , Pellon 808 - half a yard., 3 zippers 9"; , hardware swivel hooks, magnetic snaps, fabric strap,
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Love sewing, knitting, crocheting and other crafts since childhood. When moved to the States , fell in love with quilting. Later on became a designer, mostly for sewing, quilting and making bags and sewing organizers. I have my own studio and run my store since 2012. You might also like my Etsy shop Quiltessence by Quiltessa Natalie, where you can find my patterns, sewing notions, fabrics, my handmade designer bags and more.

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