Purse Palooza :: Pattern Review – Michelle Patterns Pocket Clutch



This post is part of Purse Palooza 2014. For contest rules, full details, and schedule, click here! Today’s post is from Maria del Mar.


¡Hola! I’m María from Spain and I’m reviewing The Pocket Clutch from Michelle Patterns. It’s my first time joining the Purse Palooza.

I’ve chosen this pattern because I find it as a quick project to make and it doesn’t take too much fabric. And therefore, you can sew this clutch to give it as a gift when you’re in a hurry, because it takes a couple hours to be made. This clutch is perfect size for carrying your keys and phone. Finished dimensions are 4” high x 6” wide (10cm x 17cm).

The PDF pattern includes 6 pages of sewing instructions, plus two more pages with pattern pieces. The pattern has ten main steps, each one has a clarifying illustration to help you.

This pattern has four pieces in just one size, I would have liked more sizes because for me it’s a little small (I always carry lot of things with me).


As it’s written on the instructions, I used ¼ yard for exterior fabric and ¼ yard for the lining. It also recommends fusible interfacing and cotton batting.  I like that the closure flaps closes with a magnetic snap, and for the exterior you can make it nicer adding a button in the exterior of the flap (next time I will add it one).

The only difficulty that you can find sewing this clutch is to get perfect  curves, but with patience you can handle it.

I would recommend this pattern because it is well-written and steps are very easy to follow, and, what’s more, it can be made by any level sewer.

Finally, I want to thank Sara for letting me being part of Purse Palooza.

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