Hello again everyone, it’s Jessica here from Me Sew Crazy for my Sew Crazy Tuesday feature! Those of you who know me, know that I have been obsessing lately over this ruffle fabric. And just when I thought I was finished with my stash…I came up with something to do with the scraps – lol.

I give you the envelope clutch…

Everywhere I look in magazines lately, the envelope purse seems to be the hottest trend. Figuring it couldn’t be too difficult, I sat down and decided to give it a go.

Having stocked up on Robert Kaufman’s Night and Day 3 fabric line in black and white, his ‘Rose Bush Summer’ was the perfect choice to make this eye catching bag! To add a bit of whimsy to my design, I added the yellow ruffles on bottom. But in all reality you can swap that tidbit out for anything that suits your fancy – ruffles, ribbon, gathered fabric – all will give you a super cute, and super trendy clutch for a night on the town! Make it a wristlet, add a strap, or keep it as a clutch. And for all you fabric buffs out there, what makes this bag even better? Something you can’t see…I lined it with Geo Dots black! Can we say awesome?! 🙂

For your free pattern pieces and tutorial to make your own, click HERE.

I am thrilled with the way this came out, and I think you will be too :).

Happy Sewing!

Looking for more black and white goodness? Check out my blog over at Me Sew Crazy where I am hosting a theme this week – black and white, with a splash of color! You’ll find everything from tuxedo tights and ruffle shirts, ribbon belts and bracelets. See you next Tuesday!


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  1. Your new purse is just darling. A girl cannot have too many ruffles in my opinion! Loving to sew, also, I am pleased to see what you are doing…..it keeps me inspired.

  2. Wow! I just love those yellow ruffles. What a cute touch!

  3. It’s lovely! I’m sure my daughter will be asking me to make her one soon!

  4. Yum! That is one hawt clutch! I’m going to have to find some of this legendary ruffle fabric so I can play with all of these ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage says:

    Adorable as always!! 🙂

  6. I love the colors you put together. Very pretty!

  7. Lauren @ YoungNester says:

    Oh my goodness! I adore this clutch!

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  9. I am in love with this clutch–everything about it is lovely–especially the buttery ruffles. I enjoyed this idea so much, I highlighted this post in my Friday Favorites over at Calico and Cupcakes! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  10. I featured this today on my blog. I hope you don’t mind, it’s just so cute I had to share. I made sure to link back to both of the blogs. Go by and grab a button!

  11. Stephanie @ Home says:

    That’s so cute! I love the way the ruffles break up the pattern and gives it that pop of color and whimsy!

  12. Susan Being Snippy says:

    first time visit to your blog, via tea rose home… love the clutch bag and the ruffles. I’m puttin’ you on my RSS feed, so I will be back to visit again

  13. This is the best thing you have made. Very original!

  14. Ashley @ Life Is Beautiful says:

    I absolutely love this!

    -Many Smiles!

  15. Hi! I love the purse–thanks so much for sharing the instructions. I’m just getting into sewing and have two fabric gift bags (just simple ones) ready to sew, and may try this as well!

  16. I love this purse!! I bought some of that yellow fabric just the other day. I can’t wait till it gets here!

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