A few weeks ago I was asked by a friend from Violet's school if I would make her a clutch like the ones that she had seen here and here and, while I was at it I thought I'd sew a few more, assembly line sewing is where it's at, right?
It's a great springing color, but also nice and neutral at the same time, perfect for carrying around anytime. It's hard to see in the picture, but instead of quilting the entire clutch I did a bit of "accent quilting" just along some of the leaf lines and such. Is that a thing? Who knows, but I did it and I love the way it turned out!
So, while I was making one clutch I thought, hey why not make a new one for myself too! One can never have too many clutches can they...
Plus this one goes so nicely with my marigold dress, my julia and my lotta and really everything! (Plus it matches my new couch pillows, ha!) Again, it's hard to see here, but I did a bit of "accent quilting" on this one as well as stitched only around the edges of the pattern.
And, because I was making myself a second clutch I thought I might as well "spread the love" and, in fact, two good friends were celebrating birthdays the week I was making these...and while we don't always exchange gifts sometimes it's just a nice thing to do!
This one was particularly fun to quilt, using different colors of thread and different designs...
The picture in the bottom right shows the one boo boo I made...I accidentally poked a whole in the fabric with my seam ripper while I was fixing some piping, grrr! But, I fixed it with an applique and I actually really love the way it turned out in the end!
It's such a great and versatile pattern.
And the details and directions make for a super professional looking clutch...
Have a great day!