Make your own stylish clutch bag with this simple pattern, first published in January 2009
Cut two rectangles 28cm x 39cm, one from velvet fabric and one from lining.
Cut a rectangle 25cm x 36cm from heavyweight interfacing.
Tack interfacing, centrally positioned, to wrong side of velvet.
Fold edges of velvet over interfacing, making neat mitres at corners, and catchstitch to interfacing.
Press under 1.5cm around edge of lining.
Tack and slipstitch to velvet.
Fold up 11cm from bottom and slipstitch in place at sides. Attach a Velcro dot to fasten bag and decorate with a sparkly brooch. We used one from a selection at Accessorize (0844 811 0068).
Cotton velvet from The Berwick Street Cloth Shop (020 7287 2881)