I hosted a little fitbit contest for my friends and the winner won a clutch hand made by ME! I got the inspiration from Elise Blaha’s cute clutch (Tiger’s colors btw) who followed a tutorial from Make It-Love It. It’s fairly simple to put one together as you can see from the tutorial. The hardest part is (1) deciding the right materials and (2) putting in a zipper. I’m not good with zippers. Anyway, since my friend’s favorite color is purple, here’s her clutch!
Finished product! I actually thought it could be an iPad case if she wanted, but the interior fabric wasn’t really right for that. And no padding.
Interior! I really love this fabric but it was a PAIN to sew with. I saw on a bag of mine later where there was a trim on the zipper that held the fabric back. Next time I use this fabric or something like it I am adding that feature to keep the fabric out of the zipper. I’m getting better at putting zippers in, but it’s still something I really struggle with. It’s much easier with little pouches with little 7 inch zippers than this monstrosity of a 14 inch zipper. I also need to make some patterns for these, to make it easier to cut. I just measured all the sides, but if I cut a pattern out I could just fly through cutting the material. Next time.
I really enjoy making bags and accessories and think I’m going to try my hand at making something more complicated maybe with a snap closure. My pinterest has some cool ideas on it, so I just need to pick a project and get to work!