Happy Squirrel Quilts

In a Clutch

Andrea Coyle

In a Clutch Cosmetic Case (by Straight Stitch Society) is the perfect size bag to store your crafting supplies, cosmetics, and other small items. This pattern is extremely easy to follow and has the easiest zipper instructions I've ever encountered! This bag can easily be made in a day. I plan on making this pattern over and over for gifts. It's the perfect size to "wrap" a small gift. These would make a wonderful addition to Mother's Day gifts or birthday gifts! We love that this is a fat quarter friendly project!


I made View 1 which has two vertical ruffles. The pattern includes three views, including two ruffled and one pleated options. Normally I'm not a huge fan of ruffles, but this bag is so adorable! In the right fabrics the ruffles look more modern.


As you can see I used a wild black and white Art Gallery Fabric for the main body of my clutch. That fabric is called Plumage Spices. I used a rich, leafy green by Kona for the ruffles and lining. I also used a Pellon 911FF Fusible Featherweight Interfacing for the stabilizer and a black nylon zipper. The pattern calls for at least an 8" zipper, so I used a 12" zipper that I had on hand.

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If you would like to make your own I've linked the pattern and fabric below! We'd love to see your version of In a Clutch! You can send pictures of your project to happysquirrelquilts@gmail.com. We would love to share them on our website and social media! Have a nutty day!

In a Clutch Cosmetic Case

Have you ever reached into your handbag and found that you didn't have one of your essentials? It's no fun to have to make do in a clutch. Load up this pretty little cosmetic case, keep it in your handbag, and you'll never have to again. This cosmetic case can be made in three different, fun styles. Your finished case will look so lovely you may want to carry it as a clutch instead of tucking it away. A great gift, this pretty carry-all can also function as an evening bag.

Finished Size: approx. 8" wide x 5" high x 1 1/2" deep

Plumage Spices
from 3.00

Edit! I made a few additional clutches as gifts! I made several more "view 1" and a "view 2" (with pleats. I hope you enjoy these as well!