The Zip Me Up Hippo Foldover Clutch - PDF Sewing Pattern - Instant download, Clutch, Evening Bag, Small Bag Pattern


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The Zip Me Up Hippo Foldover Clutch is the perfect bag for a night out on the town. This Foldover Clutch can be made both classy and casual depending on your fabric choices. Best of all this amazing Clutch can be made in a REALLY short amount of time! Who doesn’t like a quick scrap busting project?!

The finished size of the Zip Me Up Hippo Foldover Clutch measures approximately: 8 1/2″ Wide x 5 1/2″ (21.5cm Wide x 14cm Tall).

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*Your pattern includes, pattern pieces for any curved piece and ONLY measurements for square/rectangular pieces. Colour photo tutorial and instructions are also included*

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This pattern is for personal, non-commercial use only.
You may not distribute copies of this pattern without express written consent. Do not forward or share this pattern, instead, please direct interested parties to so they can purchase a copy for themselves.
You may sell handcrafted items made from this pattern under the following conditions:
• You must have purchased the pattern.
• This item must be sewn on a small scale only, and no mass production is allowed.
• Please credit Emma Wengier of Emkie Designs ( as the pattern designer in online listings/tags (a link is preferred, but not required).

As this is a PDF file and downloadable immediately upon purchase, there are no refunds.
This purchase is for the pattern only and NOT for the finished bag.

If you have any questions, please email me: emma [at]

Skill level: Confident Beginner
Please read all directions before beginning.
The seam allowance is 1/4” (0.6cm) unless otherwise stated, and has been included in the pattern pieces.
Be sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of all stitching unless otherwise stated.
Pattern piece is included on the page after the instructions. The remaining pieces should be cut to the measurements provided in the cutting guide (page 5).

The key skills for this pattern can be found on page 6.

The pattern instructions begin on page 7.

Important things to note when working with leather.

Never use pins, be sure to use clips instead.

Be sure to use a leather needle.

Be sure to use a 40 to 60 weight bonded nylon thread or a 100% polyester thread.

Be sure to use a walking foot, roller foot or teflon foot on your sewing machine.

Lengthen your stitch when topstitching, it ensures a neater more professional look.

Test stitch on a scrap piece of leather first that is the same thickness as what you will be sewing, (i.e. interfaced, etc.) and use that to work out the tension needed for the project. Many domestic machines will not cope with the thickness of some leathers, testing on a scrap piece of leather will confirm your machines ability.

Extra important things to note when working with faux leather, the above leather tips should be adhered to, plus…

Be sure to use low heat and pressing cloth if fusing to faux leather.

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Emma Wengier

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241 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

I adore Emile Designs patterns. They are so carefully thought out and well written!

Beth Mitchell 27 Apr, 2018

4 out of 5 stars

the pattern was good until the very end with the bag finishing

overthegardenwall 19 Aug, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Great pattern, a little tricky for the curved zipper but fun task to build sewing skills!

Sophia Hill 22 May, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Conforms to the description.
Not yet sewn.

nathalie 06 May, 2022

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