Clutch Purse Pattern - Free Pattern

Sew an easy clutch purse using my free sewing pattern and tutorial! This easy and fast clutch purse sewing project requires very little supplies, and is beginner friendly! If you have never made a clutch purse before, this is a good pattern to start with. Check it out! 
free clutch purse pattern

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Last week, I was playing with the idea of making a beginner pattern that would include curves, a purse that would be so easy to sew that it could safely be marked as a totally beginner-friendly project. I think I've nailed it - but now it's your turn to let me know what you think about the Lili Clutch pattern.

First, for those of you who like video, I've made a slide-show to get the feeling of how easy it is to sew one:


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This easy pattern will help you get creative even if you've never sewn a pouch before (let alone a lined pouch!)  It is so simple yet practical, perfect for keeping your basic essentials, like keys, a lip balm and a pack of tissues:
clutch purse pattern

It can also be used as a phone sleeve. Or to store keys - I could use one for my USB keys - no more losing those! It makes a great first aid kit, a panty liner pouch, and more: scroll down for even more ideas on how to use it!
clutch purse pattern

This clutch purse is a scrap buster! Find the perfect fabric, or just use some from your stash. Play around with coordinating or contrasting combinations :)

Clutch Purse Pattern - Features

  • the Lili Clutch Purse is an easy, single-pocket beginner pattern
  • a simple design that’s easy and quick to sew
  • completely lined (Absolutely no raw seams!)
  • Full-size pattern pieces (even separate pattern pieces for interfacing!)
  • Optional tab, so you can easily attach a wristlet strap to use it as a minimalistic clutch
  • free for all my newsletter subscribers (sign up here and get a 100% discount code in the Freebie Library!)

Finished Size: 8" wide, 4'5" tall, 3/8" depth (20cm x 11.5cm x 1cm)

clutch purse pattern
Make one Lili Clutch purse to use as a little first aid kit 
Have fun coordinating the fabrics and making the design suitable for you. You can use the same fabric for the entire clutch or use a contrasting fabric for the flap to give it a totally different look.


  • two fabric pieces in your favorite prints:
  • main fabric 8"x9" (21 x 23cm), lining 18"x10" (26 x 46cm)
  • fusible fleece: 8" x 11" (21cm x 28cm)
  • sewing machine or needle, pins or Wonder clips
  • iron, scissors, or rotary cutter plus cutting mat (I use this one by Olfa)
  • optional: pinking shears
  • one set of  KAM snaps
  • KAM snap pliers (best get them in a set)
  • an awl

How Do I Get the PATTERN for FREE? 

The sewing pattern is available FOR FREE to all subscribers to AppleGreen Cottage newsletter - you get the 100% discount code in the FREEBIE Library when you sign up at this link:
clutch purse pattern
Sign up for the free newsletter and get this pattern for FREE here - and tons of other goodies!
    If you’re already a subscriber, you can access the template with the password in each newsletter, in the resource library:
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    Lili Clutch Purse Pattern - Tutorial:

    To avoid this page loading forever because of too many photos (nobody wants that) I have made a separate tutorial page with tons of step-by-step photos.

    Go to the tutorial here.

    clutch purse pattern
    Enjoy! Make tons of these sweet clutch purses, and use them for anything you can think of!

    clutch purse pattern

    clutch purse pattern

    Save this project for later so you remember where to get the free pattern:
     Free sewing pattern for a clutch purse with a flap



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