Picture of envelope clutch tutorial + pattern

I've been seeing envelope clutches all over Pinterest lately and I've been brainstorming about how to make my own. I recently bought a good deal of leather from Tandy and got a bit of leather that looked like it would great for an envelope clutch. :D

This weekend I decided to draw up my own envelope clutch pattern and document how to make it - I've attached the pattern on step two for download.

If you've got everything on hand you should be able to make the clutch in about 15 minutes. :)

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Step 1: What you'll need:

Picture of What you'll need:

If you want your envelope clutch to be reversible, make sure to choose a leather where you like both sides. One side of the piece I'm using is vinyl-y, the other is suede-y.

Also choose a leather than can fold easily on itself - if it's too thick, it'll be hard to work with.

Step 2: Download the pattern and cut the clutch out

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Many of the free clutch patterns I looked at just didn't look large enough for me, so I decided to make my own pattern.

This pattern results in a 5 x 7 inch clutch, just big enough to hold your phone, a little money and something else. :)

I drafted it out on paper and then covered in it masking tape and cut it out - this results in a stiffer pattern you can store and use again later!

You can download the pattern below. Print it out at full size (no scaling!) and line up the arrows. Tape the pages together and cut out.

lujamc563 months ago
Where do you get your leather?
jessyratfink (author)  lujamc563 months ago

I ordered everything online through Tandy Leather! They've got a great range of stuff. Depending on where you live, they might be able to connect you to a local store for extra help picking out what you need. :)

Sooooo neat! Would make a perfect laptop sleeve. Thanks!

hettye9 months ago
I was unable to locate the pattern. Did I miss it?
jessyratfink (author)  hettye9 months ago

It's at the very bottom of step two - but if you're on the app or mobile site it might be missing! Sometimes the attached files don't show up if you're not in Firefox/Chrome/etc.

I like it
Zannzanny1 year ago

Nice. I like it :)

This looks awesome I would use it one day for me

it looks amazing..:)

wold6301 year ago

I love that it's reversible!