The adorable Kate from See Kate Sew asked me a little while ago to sew an envelope clutch for hew February Sew-Along. I was thrilled when she asked me! (I mean, it’s See Kate Sew for goodness sakes!) I love the clutch pattern she designed. It’s a great size, fun design, and it was very easy to make!
For my clutch, I made one adjustment. In Kate’s directions, she mentions to pull the lining out a bit to help it not show once complete. Brillant idea, but I wanted my lining to show, so I skipped that part. Once I had the lining in, I carefully trimmed away excess fabric, turned right side out, pulled the lining out a little bit more, and pressed really well. I love the pop of color the turquoise adds to the clutch. For the buttons, I did my button hole and added a button just like her directions say. Then, before I finished hand sewing the lining shut, I added a few extra buttons. I’m a huge fan of adding excess buttons. Proof here and here. I also love using embroidery thread to attach buttons that have a decorative element.