Beau Pair Purses (in 2 sizes) Pattern Booklet

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Finished sizes:

Large purse = 9 4/8” (W) x 5 1/2” (H). (23.5cm x 14cm)  

Coin Purse = 6” (W) x 3 1/2” (H). (15.3cm x 9cm) 

Hard copy booklet also includes a web link to the PDF version (so you can reprint at home as many times as you need!)  Printed as a 2 sides per page booklet onto copier paper.

See more views of the Beau Pair Purses here.

I'm hoping that these 2 purses look so cute that they might encourage you to overcome your fear of zips. I can understand why you might not like them. They don't look that friendly, but as they are so inexpensive, so secure and can look so eye-catching, it is a shame to avoid them completely.  In this pattern I have taken squillions of instruction pics and I've really tried go into detail (to hopefully make things easier for the zippy phobics amongst us!)

So the clutch is a great size for a clutch or for a cosmetics purse. As a nice extra I've also made up the pattern for a matching darling dinky-doo coin purse as well.  As far as I'm concerned there's no reason why your first/early attempt at zips needs to be: 'a 'basic pencil case type thing!'

Things we love:

  • They're secure - Zips are up there with the security.  Once the zip is shut it stays shut.
  • They look so eye catching - Play with the colour combos and your clutches will get all sorts of admiring colours
  • 2 perfect sizes - the larger clutch easily stores all the party/quick trip essentials and the coin purse will store your money, tickets and lip-balm.  
  • They're easy to make - make the clutch in an evening (or two).
  • Versatile clutch - Wear the clutch as a wristlet or remove the strap to hold in your hand (or use as a pouch/cosmetic pouch

 Materials (to shop for materials click on links below):

• 1/3 yard (30cm) 44” wide Exterior fabric and matching thread
• 1/3 yard (30cm) 44” wide Lining fabric and matching thread
• 1/4 yard (23cm) 44” wide Contrast Fabric and matching thread for bows
• 1/2 yard (50cm) Medium Iron On Fusible Interfacing
 1/3 yard (30cm) Thermolam Interlining
• 1 x 1/2” (13mm) D-Ring
• 1 x 1/2” (13mm) Snap Hook
• 2 x Nylon All Purpose Zippers, at least 9 1/2” (24cm) long end to end
• 1 x 7/8” (22mm) and 1 x 7/16” (11mm) Self Cover Buttons
• 1/4” (6mm) Basting Tape (I love this one)
 Disappearing Fabric Marker or Chalk 
• Sewing Clips/Pins
• Zipper Foot


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