Glenda Convertible Clutch

(21 customer reviews)


This versatile clutch converts quickly into a shoulder bag with its removable strap. The interior offers just enough room for your important items and includes a zippered divider compartment for the smaller things. A relatively quick and easy sew, Glenda is the perfect gift!




  • 11″ wide
  • 7″ tall


  • 1/2 yard exterior fabric, 44” quilting weight
  • 2/3 yard lining fabric, 44” quilting weight
  • 2 yards 20” fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101)
  • 2/3 yard 20” sew-in heavy stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 70)
  • Two 1/2” d-rings or o-rings
  • Two 3/4” swivel clips
  • One magnetic snap or twist lock
  • One 9” all-purpose zipper
  • Coordinating thread
You should already be somewhat familiar with sewing patterns and common sewing terms.

You MAY sell bags you make with this pattern.

21 reviews for Glenda Convertible Clutch

  1. Jean Twigg (verified owner)

    Love this bag I’m sure I will be making more and the video was a great help

    Glenda Convertible Clutch
  2. Terri Doney (verified owner)

    I love Glenda, she’s an easy sew with a versatile fabric choice. I have made 5 of these!

    Glenda Convertible Clutch
  3. Hope W

    Awesome bag. I got my first order for one recently and discovered it’s fairly easy to assemble. Pay attention to the zipper insert assembly directions.

  4. Stephanie

    This purse is not for the faint of heart. The instructions are easy to follow. I had difficulty with the layers on the strap and sides. I did learn a lot though.

  5. Jill (verified owner)

    I love this bag. Add a cell phone pocket and it will take you anywhere!! Easy to make, easy to carry. Make it in glam or for everyday. The instructions will walk you though from fabric selection to finished bag with ease.

  6. lillyminxy2002 (verified owner)

    I love this pattern. It’s easy to follow and the end result is amazing!!! Ty Alicia for such a great pattern.

  7. Jessica Boulton (verified owner)

    For my very first swoon, this was so easy! Directions were clear, everything worked out perfectly! Glenda became an on the go diaper clutch but I’ll definitely be making her again! Next up: charlotte, melody and Stella! 🙂 oh. And Coraline too!! 😉

  8. Monique (verified owner)

    I love this pattern! I’ve made 3 and I know I’ll be making a lot more! It’s so quick and easy to follow. I carry my Glenda everywhere 🙂 I LOVE how Swoon patterns are written – very clean with great diagrams.

  9. Connie T

    AMAZING Convertible Firm Structured Clutch!! She can be Casual. She can Be Glamorous depending on how you sew her up and your Textiles! ONE Great BAG!

  10. Laura

    Perfect sized clutch… Clear and easy to follow instructions. Great pattern and suitable for beginners.

  11. Holly (verified owner)

    Love this pattern! The finished product looks so professional and simply adorable. The instructions are clear and quite easy to follow, even for me who just began sewing purses. The Facebook group is fabulous and such a comfort knowing there is help at nearly any time of the day or night if you need!
    This is my first Swoon pattern but definitely won’t be my last

  12. Janice

    I’ve made this bag twice – both with great results! This purse is a great size if you just want room for a wallet and a few other things. I had a bit of a hard time figuring out how the sides were supposed to look, but a quick peek at the Facebook group and all the creations there solved my issue. It certainly helps when you get a pattern from a company that has a super-active Facebook group – always someone there ready to give advice!

  13. Jocelyn

    The purses I’ve made with this pattern get a ton of complements whenever anybody sees one. It is an easy pattern to see up, but a little tricky at the zippered divider depending on your machine. It is great to show off a special fabric that is fussy cut for the flap.

  14. Jackie

    My absolute favorite pattern! It challenged me as a beginner but confident bag maker and I learned so much! The end product was so worth it and now I’ve made so many!

  15. Debra

    I am loving this pattern! This pattern is beginner friendly and the directions were easy for me to understand. I was using my very first Glenda and someone asked where I got it and I told them I made it. They ordered one right on the spot.

  16. Holly Tolman (verified owner)

    Another great bag from Alicia! I already have 3 more lined up to make when I can squeeze them in.

  17. Carmen (verified owner)

    I really like the Glenda because it’s very sophisticated and with the right fabric choices can be a killer on a date night. I made my first Glenda with brocade and satin, and loved it! Plus the ladies in the Facebook group are like family and very willing to help another swooner out. I also think not just this pattern but all of her patterns have in depth instructions which are easy to follow.

  18. [email protected] (verified owner)

    Totally loved the end product, my sister uses it on a daily basis and is so happy with it

  19. Alicia

    Susan, I’m glad it got figured out!!

  20. Susan (verified owner)

    I did figure it out after I got on the help site on facebook, thank you so much for your help!! I have in fact changed my rating and my review. I do absolutely love the clutch and I finished in an evening.

  21. Denise (verified owner)

    What an amazing bag! From the moment I started to the moment I ended, I loved this bag. Many kudos to the Facebook group for help whenever I was a bit confused. Love how easy these bags are to make. Was surprised at the size. The best compliment I
    received was when someone said “you didn’t make that.” It shows how beautiful the bag truly is and a great testament to the professional look.

  22. Kristen Broussard (verified owner)

    My new favorite bag from Swoon. It’s also a record for bag sewing. I have done three bags so far in less than 1 month and have my 4th cut out. The directions are easy to follow, and if you get stuck, the Facebook group is a great aid. I also love the roominess in this bag. Holds all my basic essentials with room to spare.

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