10 FREE Clutch Sewing Patterns to Bust Your Fabric Stash

Do you have more fabric scraps than you can handle? Prepare to dwindle that stash! To make a DIY clutch purse , you just need some fabric scraps and a few other basic supplies. Some of the clutch sewing patterns even use the tiniest scraps of fabric pieced together, allowing you to use some of your favorite fabrics from past projects one more time.

Dig through your fabric stash and find a few pieces to stitch these free clutch sewing patterns. Who knows? You might even be inspired to start on a few upcoming DIY birthday and baby shower gifts!

Editor's Note: We are in the process of updating our older lists. Some of these patterns are no longer free (it is up to the designer to choose the cost of the pattern). If that has changed, we note it below.

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1. The Bella Clutch

One thing I dislike about clutches is that I can't easily find my ID and credit cards in them. This clutch solves that issue with four card pockets so you can retrieve those cards without a problem. One fat quarter is enough to make this little accessory, but you can also use small pieces of scrap fabric.

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2. Envelope Clutch

If you want a change from the usual zippered clutch, try an envelope clutch. This flat clutch is ideal for those times when you don't need to carry anything too bulky along with you. Plus the flat design is easy to tuck under your arm.

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3. Cobalt Clutch

The sample pictured above is made of suede, but you could use any fabric you'd like to stitch this clutch. The designer has also added a pretty trim to embellish the closure. Dig through your trim stash to see if you can find anything that will work well for your clutch.

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4. The Reunion Clutch

Even your smallest scraps of fabric can be used for this clutch. Choose the size you want, then pair your scraps for a two-toned version if you'd like. You can even add some leather scraps into the mix. (See the designer's other photos for examples and inspiration for using other types of fabric.)

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5. Caroline Clutch

This clutch will help you use up your small strips of fabric and your buttons! The button is just for decoration, though. The clutch snaps securely closed with a magnetic snap. Add the optional strap if you want to be able to carry the clutch around your wrist.

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6. The Poppy Clutch

The long rectangular shape of this clutch is perfect for storing a small wallet and other small essentials. There's also an exterior front zipper to keep important items like keys.

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7. Campus Clutch

This clutch is part of the designer's Handmade Dorm series. The clutch is designed specifically with college students in mind. The interior fits all the essentials like your phone, cash, and maybe even a credit card. The exterior pocket is designed to hold that all-important student ID that gives college students access to their room, meals, and campus activities.

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8. Leather Envelope Clutch

Have a secret stash of leather that you've been saving for a special project? This is your chance! This stylish clutch is easy to tote around, but beware: it might even outshine those fashionable boots you got for Christmas.

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9. Big Pocket Baby Clutch

Have a baby shower coming up this year? Get a head start with this useful clutch. The designer recommends gifting it with diapers and other baby supplies already stashed inside so that parents can grab it and go. You can close it with a button or a snap, but we like the idea of a snap since it's faster to access when there's a dirty diaper emergency.

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10. Pink Peony Bag

This bag can be used as a shoulder bag, clutch, or wristlet depending on how you make the strap. The designer says it's beginner-friendly, so consider it even if this is your first time sewing a bag.

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