Saturday, October 15, 2011

I made a clutch

That word "clutch" is such an odd word. It just seems wrong to call something so pretty such an odd word. But, here it is

I used an Alexander Henry fabric for the outside called Canyon Path. It's one of the fat quarters that I received in the FQ swap at the summit. The lining is Egg Dots from Hoodie's Collection for Blank Quilting. I followed this super easy tutorial from OCD that was featured on the Moda Bake Shop site.
The tutorial is easy to follow and I am excited to start playing with more shapes for the bag part of the clutch. I ordered the clutch frames from this Etsy store. They are super high quality and they came in a package of 5, so you know I will be making more of these for gifts. There is minimal sewing involved and then you glue the pouch into the frame. That was a little tricky, but with practice I think it will get easier. I used Gutermann's glue that I also ordered from the same Etsy site.
So I hope Debi likes this little clutch. We are having dinner with she and her husband tonight to celebrate hers and Mr. Romance's October birthdays.

A while ago I won an Aurifil thread sampler from Felicity's blog. You all know I am an Aurifil convert so I am excited to try some of the different weights in the sampler. There is a wool thread in it that is a beautiful turquoise color. Now won't that be fun to try? And look at that variegated thread...pretty cool, huh? I can see where collecting spools full of different colored thread could be as addictive as collecting fabric.


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15 comments:

Kyle Stanley said...

wow cool. I'm excited to see where you take the purse/bag making. I'm seeing lots of Christmas gifts in the works. Good job Ma!

Patchwork and Play said...

Very pretty! I too won some Aurifill thread and have used some of the wool in my latest hand quilting project. It glides through the fabric so smoothly! You'll love it! Wish my sons read my blog, BTW!

Jan said...

I really like this, it's pretty and practical.

Flying Blind... said...

Very very cute clutch and the Aurifil looks so scrummy!

Cindy said...

Very nice! Can't wait to make mine!

Annabella said...

Gorgeous clutch and love those cute little labels too! I am not going to start ordering purse frames - I just can`t!

Tiara said...

gorgeous! I love love love your fabric choices!

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Oh it is adorable! I love it. I love the fabrics you chose too. Great job Di.
BTW, did you change your blog? Looks wonderful! It looked good before but I like the update.

Geri Centonze said...

A really sweet and practical gift! I'm sure Debi will love it.

Katy Cameron said...

That came out so cute. And I totally know what you mean about the word, to me, a clutch is what you change gear with when you're driving lol

I'm trying to resist the purse frames, but then I got these gorgeous scraps in the mug rug and goodie swap, and they would make a perfect tiny purse... :oD

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Great bag! I need to try making one with one of those frames! I think they look so trendy!
Angela

Dianne Neale said...

That's a very pretty bag - you inspire me to try new things - bagds and threads today, I always use the same stuff I get locally. It works OK, but I think I need to branch out, and understand what I'm branching out into and why! If that makes sense?

Pam said...

Cute little purse. Love the fabric. I'm just about to order a frame to make my first purse with a frame. Thanks for the link to the tutorial.

Sydney said...

Wow! I love the fabric! I think Alexander Henry may be one of my biggest fabric weaknesses ever!

Heather D. said...

The little purse (sounds nicer than clutch! ;) is lovely. The fabric is beautiful.