Back in 2015 I designed the Gather Me Up Clutch pattern. It was cute, and had lots of options, but after reading through the pattern again recently it dawned on me that it was rather ‘novice’ and needed a major makeover right away! So, I got to work and pretty much re-wrote the whole thing. Yes, you read that right, I re-wrote the WHOLE pattern….
It’s taken a while, and been through testing more than once to iron out the creases (yes, pun intended haha), but I’m beyond thrilled to let you know that the Gather Me Up Clutch pattern is now easier than ever to follow, and a MUCH simpler sew as well! Hooray!
Several of the key features have remained, including the darling gathered outer front, outer back zipper pocket, and the wrist and cross body strap options as well, just to name a few. My testing team have had an absolute blast with this pattern, with several of them making multiple clutches in different styles and fabrics as you’ll see below!
You can find the Gather Me Up Clutch pattern here and without further ado, I would like to re-introduce you to the Gather Me Up Clutch!
Our blog post cover girl was made by the talented Crystal who can be found on Instagram as @tayahdesigns.
Jane from S’more House made her Gather Me Up Clutch using this yummy berry fabric!
Hello Wonder Woman! Absolutely loving this Wonder Woman-themed one by Chris from UnThreaded by Chris!
Chris also made this gorgeous polka dot one too!
Cheryl from Simply Cherabea made this gorgeous lime green and purple clutch!
Check out this elegant little grey number made by Adliya from Sew Splendorous!
Danielle from Paisley Avenue went oriental with her Gather Me Up Clutch!
Liz from Bitter Candy Handmade used this awesome striped blue fabric and some coordinating Tula Pink octopus ribbon for her one!
Tara from Uh Oh Creations had fun putting this vibrant blue, yellow and pink number together!
Here’s another Tula Pink-themed one, this time by Melisa from Melisa Jane!
Rosemarie from Rosie Blooms made a couple of different ones with great ‘bling’ along the contrast panels!
I’m absolutely loving the vibrancy and fabric combination of this one made by Aimee from The Little Bird Designs!
Casey from Rounds and Stitches made these vastly different, yet equally gorgeous, Gather Me Up Clutches!
Karen (@karen_sews on Instagram) ended up making a handful of clutches, each beautifully different to the next. Here are a few she made –
Loooovvveee the combination of cream and lace on this one…
Bridal clutch anyone?
Leslie from Love Rubie made this gorgoeus denim and pink floral one!
Check out Jenny from Jen’s Bag Boutique’s one! Love the pop of red in the piping!
Joelene from Handmade by Joe Joe made this awesome sugar skulls one!
Check out this fun one made by Lori! She can be found on Instagram as @loripeoples299
Loving this plaid and cork Gather Me Up Clutch made by Rachael from The Scottish Bag Co!
And last but by no means least, we have this bright and fun little number made by Milagros!
Phew! What an AH-mazing assortment of Gather Me Up Clutches! You can find the Gather Me Up Clutch pattern here.
I hope you’ve gained some inspiration from them and as always, happy sewing!
6 thoughts on “Gather Me Up Clutch”
They are all SO GORGEOUS!!!
They certainly are Crystal!! <3
Is the only difference between the original and the new pattern easier directions? I have the original and am wondering why I should purchase the revised, thank you
Hi Claire! There has been multitude of changes to the pattern including easier directions. If you’ve already purchased it in the past, you don’t need to purchase it again – you can have a copy of the updated pattern for free. If you purchased here on my website or via Craftsy, you can download the updated pattern from your account. If you purchased via Etsy, simply email me a copy of your purchase receipt and I’ll reply with the updated files. Cheers 🙂
Hi.. I bought this pattern through etsy, is the updated one? if it is not how can i get the latest updated pattern..
Hi there, if you purchased the pattern recently (i.e. within the last few months) then yes, you will have the updated file. If you are unsure and would like to confirm, please send your Etsy order number through via the contact page and I’ll look into it. Cheers, Lisa.