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Inspired by the military styles of the wartime years, this PDF SEWING PATTERN is for a simple envelope clutch bag. The pattern has two style choices. View 1 has a front inset and contrasting side panels which can be pieced together with three different fabrics. There is also an option to add a purchased handle. View 2 has a different shaped flap and front pocket reminiscent of the army uniforms of the era that influenced women’s fashions of the day. One of the Charlie’s Aunt Utility Range of easy patterns, this PDF also includes instructions for an interior pocket. This cute bag is a good size for housing the essentials and can be made up for day or evening use in everything from subtle wool tweeds to bright patchwork fabrics (view 1 takes three fat quarters).

This PDF pattern has 13 pages – 9 pages including photographs, detailed instructions and illustrations, plus 4 pages of full sized pattern templates which you must print on letter (A4) paper and cut out.

Finished bag dimensions: Approx. 8” (20cm) high by 14” (35cm) wide

Materials needed:

View 1
1/4 yd (25cm) of 45” (115cm) wide exterior fabric 1
1/4 yd (25cm) of 45” (115cm) wide exterior fabric 2
1/4 yd (25cm) of 45” (115cm) wide exterior fabric 3
1/3 yd (30cm) of 36” (92cm) wide sew-in craft interfacing
1/4 yd (25cm) of 36” (92cm) wide fusible interfacing
1 magnetic snap set
1 large button 2” (5cm) diameter
Optional handle measuring no more than 5” (13cm) across
Piece of fusible web approx. 3” x 6” (8 x 15cm)

View 2

1/3 yd (30cm) of 54” (140cm) or 1/2 yd (50cm) of 45” (115cm) wide exterior fabric
1/3 yd (30cm) of 36” (92cm) wide lining fabric
1/3 yd (30cm) of 36” (92cm) wide sew-in craft interfacing
1/4 yd (25cm) of 36” (92cm) wide fusible interfacing
1 magnetic snap set
2 large buttons 1½” (35mm) diameter

You will also need:

Sewing machine
Fabric marker pen, pencil or chalk
Thread to match fabric

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