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The Panic Clutch


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The Panic Clutch pattern is a quick sew that will result in a fabulous looking clutch. This clutch is great for meeting friends for lunch or a night on the town, when you only need a few items. The finished size of The Panic Clutch measures approximately 61/4" tall x 103/4" wide (15cm x 27cm). It has been designed with leather flap, but if you prefer to make it entirely from cotton fabric or use faux leather for the flap instead of leather, instructions for these variations are included. The Panic Clutch is a very quick project - it took my testers between 1 and 3 hours to complete the bag. That time includes: printing the pattern, cutting the fabric, applying the interfacing and sewing the bag. The flap, as a "classy and unique " shape - yep that is what one of my wonderful testers said about the shape of the flap! Because of the quick sewing time and "classy" nature of this bag, many of my testers made 2 Panic clutches during the testing period. I think the panic clutch would make a great gift for a friend or family member, and it would even make a fantastic item for those of you who sell your makes at markets or in your online stores too :) Now let me tell you about the Panic Clutch's wonderful features: - It is a fantastic size, not to big and not to small, measuring approximately 61/4" tall x 103/4" wide (15cm x 27cm). - It has a feature flap, which you could make from Leather, Faux Leather or Fabric. - If has a top zip closure AND a pretty twist lock (on the flap). - Inside you will find a slip pocket. The Panic Clutch is classed as a "Beginner - Confident Beginner" level pattern. The only part of the bag construction that moves it in the direction of "Confident Beginner" is the top zip closure and installation of the twist lock - all of which you are talked though within the pattern, and I have also included some great colour photos for you to follow - because of all this, you might choose to tackle your 1st zip and twist lock! For inspiration, and more photos of this Clutch Pattern, please have a look at this blog post: Terms of Use This pattern is for personal, non-commercial use only. You may not distribute copies of this pattern without express written consent. Do not forward or share this pattern, instead, please direct interested parties to so they can purchase a copy for themselves. You may sell handcrafted items made from this pattern under the following conditions: You must have purchased pattern. This item must be sewn on a small scale only, and no mass production is allowed. Please credit Emma Wengier of Emkie Designs ( as the pattern designer in online listings/tags (a link is preferred, but not required). As this is a PDF file and downloadable immediately upon purchase, there are no refunds. This purchase is for the pattern only and NOT for the finished bag. If you have any questions, please email me: emma [!at] Important Skill level: Confident Beginner Please read all directions before beginning. The seam allowance is 3/8" (1cm) unless otherwise stated, and has been included in the pattern pieces. Be sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of all stitching unless otherwise stated. All pattern pieces are included on the pages after the instructions. The remaining pieces should be cut to the measurements provided in the cutting guide (page 4). Important things to note when working with leather. ? Never use pins, be sure to use clips instead. ? Be sure to use a leather needle. ? Be sure to use 100% polyester thread (I like to use topstitching thread). ? Be sure to use a walking foot, roller foot or teflon foot on your sewing machine. ? Lengthen your stitch length when topstitching, it ensures a neater more professional look. Important things to note when working with faux leather. ? Be sure to use low heat and pressing cloth if fusing to faux leather. ? Lengthen your stitch le SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 61/4" tall x 103/4" wide (15cm x 27cm).

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  • Fabric requirements: Fabric 1 Exterior (body), 1 x Fat 1/4 Fabric 2 Lining, 1 x Fat 1/4 Fabric 3 Flap Exterior, a scrap measuring 10" x 10" (25cm x 25cm) Stabiliser requirements: Medium weight, fusible - 1/2 Yd interfacing (Pellon/Legacy SF 101 or Pellon/Legacy 931 TD) AND Foam Stabiliser - 1 x Fat 1/4 (Soft & Stable or Pellon Flex Foam FF77 or Bosal in R Foam) OR Fusible Fleece - 1 x Fat 1/4 (eg. Vilene H640 or Pellon/legacy 987F)
  • Notions needed: 1 x 9" (23cm) Zip 1 x Twist Lock
  • Extras: Wonder Clips Leather needle 100% Polyester topstitching thread Walking, Roller or Teflon foot Strong glue for metal and fabric Fray Stop

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