New clutch bag pattern on the horizon

WITH the Rural Correspondent Bag safely launched,  I have turned my attentions to the second spring/summer release, the Boxford Clutch Bags. This pattern is called a clutch bag, but can be made with or without a purchased or simple handle. There are two versions, both very different to each other. One has pleats at the base and a simple rounded flap, while the other has a shaped flap and front pocket. Both have a very utilitarian and distinctly 1940s boxy but rounded shape.

I have made view 1, pictured here, using a stunning piece of silk jacquard from Vanners silks in Sudbury. I have not added a handle because this one is for evening or special occasion use. As you can see, it works really well as a clutch and as it has a gusset base, it is very roomy. I have steered away from the flat or darted clutch bag format for this one, so it is certainly more ‘wartime’

The Boxford Clutch Bag

New Charlie's Aunt PDF pattern for May

than the sleek 20s or 30s styles I have produced in the past.

I have completed the samples for this bag and it will be available as a PDF in the Charlie’s Aunt Etsy store by the end of May. I hope you like it.

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