I remember when I was in high school, our art teacher taught us how to make batik fabrics. It was a unique learning experience, but I’ll admit that my attempt at creating batik fabric did not result in anything remotely like the batik fabrics that are available in quilting stores today. Most of the batik fabrics are made in Indonesia, and the colors are rich and vibrant with beautiful blending of shades of colors.
One of my customers fell in love with the batik print that is pictured above. She had to have something made from this lovely fall print. I didn’t have a lot of the fabric left in my stash, so I settled on this clutch pattern made from Butterick pattern #5437 which may be out of print now.
This clutch is a generous size bag measuring 13″W x 7″H x 2″D. The removable wristlet strap offers a convenient way for carrying this clutch for shopping. Removing the strap is easy, and allows you to carry the bag as an actual clutch.
A zippered interior pocket would also be a great addition to this pattern, and is one I would consider adding if I made this pattern for myself.
I love the back of this bag, too. The strip that covers the seam for the flap adds some visual interest to the bag. Without a doubt, the batik fabric is the star of this bag. Look at the tones on the back of the bag ….. green, brown, plum, and gold. This bag would be perfect for an autumn wedding!
I will certainly be adding this pattern to my repertoire of purses that I make to sell. This clutch would sell for $24.
Please leave a comment to let me know what you think of this pattern, fabric, or the bag itself.