Sunday, November 10, 2013

Holiday Gift Must Make: Framed Clutch Purse

Have you started thinking about what holiday gifts you are going to make this year? How about making a framed clutch using my pattern sold on Craftsy. You can make one in an hour and it makes a very impressive gift.
I had a pile of scraps left over after making Val's bee block so I thought I'd sew them together and make a clutch using my pattern.

Stitch Tease Block for Val

I sewed all the scraps from the flying geese into half-square triangles and then fused them to some light weight interfacing.



This makes a super easy way to sew small squares together. After fusing, you just fold and sew the horizontal seams. After slicing the interfacing you iron your seams in opposite directions and then sew the vertical seams and Voila! You have a quick pieced unit to cut your pattern pieces.



This photo shows the back all pressed and ready to go.


I needed a little more width so I added the pink to the outside of the rectangular pieced unit.


I continued following the pattern's instructions and ended up with a really cute clutch. Now I need to decide who will be the recipient of this clutch.


There's a little zipper pocket on the inside.


You can see how the added fabric makes a nice addition to the side of the clutch.


Still searching for fall photo opportunities, this clutch looked pretty sitting on the bougainvillea bush.


A dried hydrangea was another piece of fall from our backyard.


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As a little extra bonus Craftsy is giving away this free Handmade label download. Just go to this website to download the labels. You can even print them on printable fabric!


Now get busy making your gifts and don't forget to include a framed clutch purse or two. I order my frames and glue from this etsy shop.

15 comments:

OPQuilt said...

Very cute, and I do love those pink side strips. You are one talented lady! (With still the best gardens I've ever seen.)

Elizabeth E.
opquilt.com

Leanne said...

It is such a lovely clutch, I am going to put it on my list.

Patchwork and Play said...

Gorgeous Di! You make it look so easy! And I love pink and yellow together so this a real winner!

jednoiglec said...

Fab purse! Every woman would love to have it:)

Annabella said...

I planned on making a mug rug with my leftovers as the colours for that block are so pretty :) I love your framed purse Di - just lovely.

Taryn said...

Fantastic use of scraps! It is such a cute purse and the colors are great! I love the extra little zipper compartment inside.

Anna said...

How cute! Do you have a recommendation for where to buy the frames?

heart of charnwood said...

Perfect, love it, I will make one, one day, when I get a little time! :o)

Debbie said...

Super cute variation on your pattern!!

gpc said...

Adorable! What a great project. :)

Cindy said...

Ooooo! Di, it's gorgeous. You're so right to add the little pink strip along the edge. Great idea!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Fabulous!!! Now I know what happened with those pinks and oranges I've been drooling over at Flickr :) Super pattern.

Flying Blind... said...

So clever and thrifty!

Katy Cameron said...

Ooho, good thinking with the interfacing piecing, I have a bunch of those HST blocks too, funnily enough!

tusen said...

The clutch is so lovely. Ever since I saw Val's bee blocks I'm in love with the colour combination. And the zipper pocket is a brilliant addition.