Simple Clutch – Vintage Version!

Ready for Version 2 of our Simple Clutch! Me too!

If you missed the post from Monday, this week I’m taking a simple clutch design and showing you a few different ways to change it up!
Monday’s clutch tutorial was for an Applique version – click here to check it out!

Today we’re giving the clutch a little more of a Vintage feel – using a suiting fabric and a doily to embellish the front!

This version also has some sweet flowers to dress it up. I love the look of this turquoise/teal colors against the brown fabric!

Ready to get started?

For this version, you’ll need the same supplies as the applique version – but you’ll also need a doily or lace design for the front, and extra fabric for the flowers. I also added some pearls to the centers of the flowers.

Follow the instructions on the Applique Clutch until you have the base of the clutch made.

Before you sew together the front and back pieces of the top flap, add your lace/doily piece. Mine was an oval design that I cut in half. I just sewed it on following the scalloped hem.

Sew your front and back of the top flap pieces together, leaving the top side open for turning. Clip the corners, turn right side out, and press.
Fold the top edges to the inside and press.

Make sure to add your inside snap piece as well.

Sew the top flap to the top, back section of the clutch, just inside the edge. The top should overlap about 1″ but check your placement and make sure the flap snaps without pulling. If you need to, adjust the placement of the top piece before sewing.
Tack the inside top sections together to create a fold on each side.

Now if you want, add some flowers to one side in coordinating colors!

I am wearing a lot of these turquoise colors right now, so I think this will be a great clutch to carry – neutral but with a pop of color!

I think it has such a fun vintage feel . . .

And yes. My wardrobe almost entirely consists of cardigans, tops and jeans. Just in case you were wondering.

So what do you think of Version 2? It’s a simple change – but it gives it such a different look!

I think you’ll like the next version too!! At least I hope so. :)

*Update – you can check out the other versions below!

Such a pretty ruffled clutch - I love the style!


  • Reply February 14, 2012

    Allison @ A Glimpse Inside

    ADORABLE Bev! LOVE it! :)

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  • Reply February 14, 2012


    Love it…I didn’t think you could equal Monday’s clutch, but this is sooo cute!

  • Reply February 14, 2012

    aimee steckowski

    LOVE LOVE LOVE — and Abby loves your sweater & shirt. tee hee!!

    great job – as always. those flowers are DARLING!

  • Reply February 14, 2012


    BEV! This is ah-mazing! I love the vintage look. You never cease to amaze me!

  • Reply February 15, 2012


    cute cute cute :):):)

  • Reply February 15, 2012


    So pretty!!

  • Reply February 15, 2012


    Verry pretty!

  • Reply February 15, 2012


    Both of these styles are just soo cute! I am going to make one when I go through my stash and choose the best fabric. ;o)

  • Reply February 15, 2012

    Rebecca Cousins

    I love, love, love this! So cute! It is difficult to decide which style I like better.

  • Reply February 15, 2012


    I can’t decide which one I like best!

  • Reply February 15, 2012


    Very cool!

  • Reply February 15, 2012

    Michele of By Your Side

    Pinning, of course!!

  • Reply February 15, 2012


    Awesome clutch Bev. Love that turquoise.

  • Reply February 15, 2012

    Michele @ The Scrap Shopp

    Eeps!! So adorable!! I love the doily. And what a fun surprise that fabric is when you open the clutch! This one is my fave. I’m sure I’ll say that with the next one as well…. :)

  • Reply February 15, 2012

    northern cottage

    how very very darling…great subtle outside with a pop of funky fun inside! yum!

  • Reply February 16, 2012


    So cute + stylish! Love the color combination and the coordinating fabric in the inside!

  • The doily idea is very cute!

  • Reply May 21, 2014

    Miss Manitas

    Love, love, vloe!!

  • Reply March 26, 2015


    I think its awesome im always using scraps of my stash !, lov it thanks!!

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