How to Make a Double Pocket Clutch

How to Make a Double Pocket Clutch 

I just love this double pocket clutch.  It is a super simple sewing project that anyone with basic sewing skills can make.  This project is fun and functional. You can use it as wallet our a stand alone clutch.  This sewing project is another one that can be made in no time with just a little bit of fabric.  In fact, it is a perfect fat quarter project.  I used fabrics that I had on hand from my stockpile of remnants.  In fact, remnants are perfect for this project and you can get them at 50% off at your local fabric store.  I suppose that is why I have a stockpile full of them.  

I used fabrics that I purchased last JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores but you could head to Fabric.com or onlinefabricstore.net to get the perfect fabric for your double pocket clutch.  This project contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I Amy receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  

What you will Need: How to Make a Double Pocket Clutch

Step 1: Cut Your Fabrics

  • From Fabric 1 and 2 cut one piece each that measures 8 3/4″ x 15″ 
  • From Fabric 3 and 4 cut one piece each that measures 8 3/4″ x 10 3/4″
  • Finally, from fabric 1 cut one piece that measures 8 3/8″ x 8 3/4″
  • Cut the SF 101 as follows:
    • 8″ x 14 1/4″
    • 8″ x 10″ 
    • 7 5/8″ x 4″
Cut your fabrics

Step 2: Prepare the Interfacing

Take the Pellon SF101 that measures 8″ x 14 1/4″ and fold it in half lengthwise.  Round the bottom corners.  

Round the corners

Step 3: Fuse the Interfacing

Take the fabric 1 piece that measures 8 3/8″ x 8 3/4″ and fold it in half on the 8 3/8″ side.  Place the small piece of Pellon SF 101 onto the wrong side of one of the folded sides of the piece and fuse the interfacing to the piece using a hot iron.  Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.  Place the 8″ x 10″ piece of interfacing onto one of the 8 3/4″ x 10 3/4″ pieces of fabric and fuse.  Finally, place the larger piece of interfacing onto the fabric 1 piece and fuse.  

Fuse the interfacing

Step 4: Stitch the Pairs Together

Place the corresponding pairs of fabric right sides together.  Stitch the pieces together using a 3/8″ seam allowance but leaving and opening at one end for turning.  Stitch the folded piece using a 3/8″ seam allowance as well.  Leave an opening on the bottom for turning.  Clip the corners and turn right sides out.  Press.  Top stitch along the edges where the openings are on all three pieces.  

Stitch the pairs

Step 5: Add the Back Pocket

Take the main large piece with the lining side up and measure up 9 1/4″ from the bottom and mark.  Place the pocket piece that you created from the folded piece on the mark.  Stitch along the sides and the bottom and stitch two dividing lines as well.  

Add the back pocket

Step 6: Add the Second Pocket Piece

Place the second pocket piece on the bottom of the right sides of the main large clutch piece and clip.  Measure in 3/4″ on each side and mark.  Measure up from the bottom 4 1/4″ on each side and draw lines.  Connect the lines at the top making a box.  Stitch along the lines you have just drawn.  Fold the pocket piece down and clip.  Turn the entire piece over.  Fold up the bottom.  

Add the second pocket
Fold down the pocket and clip
Turn the piece over and fold up the pocket and clip

Step 7: Stitch the Pockets

Fold the second pocket piece back at the sides and topstitch the main clutch all around the sides and top.  Turn the piece over and fold the outer sides back at the sides. Stitch the second pocket piece on each side.  

Fold back second pocket and stitch around clutch
Fold back clutch and stitch second pocket

Step 8: Add the Kam Snap

You can use any kind of snap you like but I like the Kam Snaps because they are so easy to install.  Take the top rounded edges and find the center.  Measure 5/8″ down from the edge and make a mark.  Add one half of the Kam Snap on that mark.  Find the center of the second pocket piece and measure down 2 5/8″ and make a mark.  Insert the other half of the Kam Snap.  Place your items in the clutch and snap it closed.  You have now finished your double pocket clutch.  If you are unsure of how to install Kam Snaps check out my video on the process.  

Add the Kam Snap

How to Make a Double Pocket Clutch

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