Handmade small quilted bags and clutches are perfect for gift giving, staying organized throughout your home and keeping track of things within a larger tote. They come in handy for all occasions from a dinner out on the town to grocery shopping, beach hopping and more. Enjoy a roundup of two of the best pouches and small quilted bags to stitch up for yourself, special friends or family members.
6 must-have quilted clutch patterns!
The Essential Wristlet PDF Sewing Pattern by Craftsy member Erin Erickson
1. The Essential Wristlet Pattern
The Essential Wristlet offers two different size options with an interior patch pocket and an optional exterior zipper pocket. The PDF pattern features full-color photographs along with excellent instructions for sewing the bag and for installing the zippers. The technique used for the optional wrist strap is a wonderful way to make a wrist strap- you’ll use this method when sewing other bag handles in the future.
2. The Bloom Zipper Pouch
Bloom Zipper Pouch Pattern by Craftsy member lilypatchquilts
Easily take your iPhone®, iPod®, makeup, sewing supplies, small crafting projects and so much more on-the-go with this portable pouch. A breeze to bring together, this clutch is great for using up your scraps. A true beginner’s delight and sure to step up your spring style!
Want to brush up on your bag-making skills before beginning any of these wonderful patterns? Join expert Kristin Link in the online Craftsy class Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch for FREE, and sew a trendy reversible tote and a zipper pouch, fast! These stylish bags will garner praise when you carry them and raves when you gift them.
Or if you’re looking for a challenge, learn how to bring your scraps to life in quilted handbags that are sure to be relished but never replicated! Make any bag pattern using quilt-as-you-go techniques.