Wednesday, January 25, 2012

sewing success: clutch

January 25, 2012: Something you made.
I may or may  not be completely obsessed with this clutch. I also may or may not have already made four of the large one and one of the small one (to send to friends, of course!). I'll show you the one's I'm keeping (the first two I made) and after I send the others out, I'll post about them.
The tutorial is very easy to follow. The zipper can be a bit tricky but she has a diagram (that I have to go back to every time) which helps a lot.
This one was made from start to finish during the second half of the Giants/49ers game.
The fabric is from a thrifted men's pearl snap shirt :)
I cut a pocket off the front and sewed it to the interior fabric.
(If you look closely, you can see that kittens wreak havoc stay very involved in the sewing process.)
I also made one of coral and aqua linen.
These are so fun. Grab-and-go with the basics or stuff into your large bag.
If you've never sewn a zipper, don't fret! This was my first time and I had no troubles. I didn't use a special foot either...just went with it.
In fact, I saw this print and think it serves as an excellent sewing (and life) mantra.
(This is from Etsy and, unfortunately, appears to be gone).

So, the photo challenge is almost over! Do you feel like you know me better??
I think it will be fun to look back on this eventually and have such a clear picture of this month! (possibly too clear??) 2011 will not be so clear...ha. 
Who cares about 2011, anyway?


  1. Great idea using the old shirt and pocket!

  2. Really cute! Love the aqua and coral together.

  3. love seeing the finished products...