View PatternView PatternView PatternView PatternSewing PatternLeather clutch Accessories Bags Be ready to dance the night away in style, with this disco clutch by Louise Nichols. Made from butter soft leather and lined with a popping print, follow our easy guide to fit your chosen purse clasp, and use to store all your essentials. If you want a deeper bag just increase the measurement from the top edge.EssentialsGlue-in purse claspLeatherLining fabricCoordinating threadFabric gluePaper or bulldog clipsFusible interfacingDimensions List12cm x 23cmUse a 5mm seam allowance unless otherwise stated.Make a party bag1 To make a pattern, sketch around the top of a clasp onto paper. Mark 4cm from each hinge section, draw a sloping line, then draw two parallel lines down. Measure 14cm from the top edge and pencil a line along the bottom to join up with the two parallel lines. You should have a rectangular shape with two sloping corners. Cut out and use this as your template.2 Cut out two main purses from leather and two from lining material. Iron fusible interfacing to the leather to make it firmer, if desired. With right sides together, sew the lining pieces around the bottom three straight edges. Change the needle to one suitable for leather, then repeat.3 At each corner of both the lining and the leather, press the bottom and side seams together to flatten the corner. Measure in 1.5cm then machine stitch across. Snip to reduce bulk.4 Place the lining inside the leather right sides facing, matching the side seams. Use paper or bulldog clips to hold together, then machine stitch around the open edges leaving a 10cm gap along the top. Snip the corners and seams, then turn out.5 Press and machine stitch the gap. Glue the top of the bag into the frame, one side at a time. When dry, open the clasp, the hinges should be low enough to hold the purse inside, if not, add a few over stitches on the seam. Other Popular Makes... Easy floral hot water bottle coverPatchwork & QuiltingDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)When the weather gets nippy, cosy up with Jenny Arnott’s hot floral Lizzie TunicGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)The simple silhouette of this outfit by Julia Claridge is ideal for spring and summer wardrobes. Sewn in a beautifully Pyjama bottomsGarmentsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Patterned trousers are no longer restricted to nightwear, as fun and funky designs brighten the high street teamed with simple Flora Pyjama SetQuick makesDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Making PJs should be just as easy as wearing them, like this cute floral combo by Corinne Bradd – which even Liberty HedgehogAnimals Children ToysDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)The crowning glory of this cuddly hedgehog by Cheryl Owen is its soft and tactile shaggy spines. They are easy Stuart Hillard’s Garden Tote and KneelerGifts Home makes Outdoors Sewing BeeDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)With the arrival of spring, many will be preparing to get out in the garden for some much-needed maintenance after PopularRecent Easy floral hot water bottle cover Dave Dachshund Free Sewing Pattern Downloads Floaty Floral Three Quarter Sleeved Dress Stuffed Fabric Letters Art Gallery Fabric Unicorn Toy Retro Mixtape Cushion Tweed Chicken Doorstop Make Your Own Bodycon Dress Sewing Bee Sleeveless Shell Top Sewing Bee Shift Dress Wiggle Dress Easy floral hot water bottle cover Lizzie Tunic Pyjama bottoms Flora Pyjama Set Liberty Hedgehog Stuart Hillard’s Garden Tote and Kneeler No-Pattern Button Skirt Draped jersey top Nautical Doorstop Tissue Pouch Bowling Set No-pattern dressing gown Get all of your sewing essentials sent straight to your inbox! Please keep me up to date with regular emails from Sew MagazineYou need to tick the box above to confirm you want to recieve emails We have sent you a confirmation email, please confirm it.