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The handbag, for the indecisive.
I had made a really cute dress (shown above) that had this print...but no purse to use with it. Of course needing things like keys, wallet, phone, etc and no purse or pockets was a pain. So...I thought this up quickly and was surprised to pull it off.

Posted by Kiwi Kaos from San Diego, California, United States • Published See Kiwi Kaos's 9 projects »
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  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Step 1:
    Figure out the size you want the final bag to be. (I found 6 by 9 inches to be perfect hand size)
    Add an inch to each. (So 7"x10" for mine)

  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Step 2:
    Cut the excess from the paper.

  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Step 3:
    Pin and cut 2 pieces from each material.

  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Step 4:
    Measure an inch from the long edge and mark on each side. Measure to the center of the other long edge, then an inch in, and mark. Draw the lines as shown

  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Step 5:
    Cut paper

  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    Step 6:
    Pin and cut 1 from each fabric

  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 7
    Step 7

    You should have these
    2 of each rectangle
    1 of each triangle

  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 8
    Step 8

    Step 7:
    Put Wrong sides together. Stitch 1/4" seam all the way around.

  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 9
    Step 9

    Clip Tip. Turn right side out and Press.

  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 10
    Step 10

    Step 8:
    Put matching flap side on right side of matching fabric.

  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 11
    Step 11

    Step 9:
    Lay Opposite fabric right side down on top matching edges. Pin top edge.

  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 12
    Step 12

    Step 10:

    This was the tricky part.

    Lay the bag wrong sides down. Flap up.
    Lay the remaining fabrics right side down on matching sides. So for mine. Flowers on flowers, tan on tan. Pin all 3 sides, except flap edge for both sides.

  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 13
    Step 13

    Step 11:
    Sew all 3 edges with 1/4" seam, make sure not to catch any of the other fabric or seams.

  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 14
    Step 14

    Step 12:
    Clip corners, make sure not to clip seams.

  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 15
    Step 15

    Step 13:
    Turn fabric A side right side out.

  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 16
    Step 16

    Step 14:
    Turn fabric B into Fabric A. There will be 2 raw edges.

  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 17
    Step 17

    Step 15:
    Fold in 1/4" of fabric on each raw edge, pin and sew them together close to the edge.

  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 18
    Step 18

    Like So.

  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 19
    Step 19

    It should look like this....

  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 20
    Step 20

    ....and this when turned inside out.

  • How to make an envelope clutch. Reversible Hand Bag - Step 21
    Step 21

    Final steps:
    add a button hole and a button on each side. TADA!

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