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Please note: If you wish to make a few bags from Charlie’s Aunt sewing patterns or books to sell, please read the rules in the "additional information" section of our policies page.

This PDF pattern for a 1950’s inspired clutch bag is both retro and “on trend” for today combining the currently popular large “over-sized” shape with pleat detail at the front and a sleek curved flap. The clutch bag is shaped with darts and can be made using two or three contrasting fabrics. The flap is ideal for showcasing two large vintage buttons. A template is included for an interior patch pocket. The Casablanca Clutch (formerly called the Good Housekeeping Clutch) measures approx 16” (40cm) wide by 9” (23cm) high.

This PDF pattern has 11 pages – 6 pages including photographs, detailed instructions and illustrations, plus 5 pages of full sized pattern templates which you must print on letter (A4) paper and cut out. As some of the templates are too large to fit on one sheet, you must tape the templates together where shown. Instructions for this are very clear.

Materials needed:

These quantities are based on a bag made from one fabric but with a contrast centre front panel. To make from more than two fabrics, you will need to vary the quantities below:

½ yard (50cm) of main fabric
¼ yard (25cm) of contrast fabric
½ yard (50cm) of lining fabric
1/3 yard (30cm) of sew-in interfacing (plus optional the same amount in either wadding or quilted calico)
¼ yard (25cm) of fusible interfacing
2 magnetic snap sets (or Velcro/sew-on snaps)
2 large buttons

You will also need:
Sticky tape (to join pattern templates)
Sewing machine
Fabric marker pen, pencil or chalk
Thread to match fabric

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Sewing pattern to make the Casablanca Clutch Bag - PDF pattern INSTANT DOWNLOAD