Monday, January 9, 2012

Linen Clutch...Grrr

I found a fun linen fabric at a discount fabric store last year.  You know the type of trip...go for specifics and come out with a great looking fabric with absolutely no plan in mind for the fabric.  Shortly after that trip I saw that ECAB posted a tutorial for a linen clutch.  Perfect. 

I used what I had on hand...purple linen fabric for the outside and inside, orange polka dot fabric for an inner pocket and a zipper I bought from a thrift store.

Have you ever heard the expression, "Instructions are just one man's opinion," or something similiar?  That is how I normally start projects...But, this was not one of those times.  I thought I was reading the directions correctly, but I could only see so much on my phone as I sewed.  As soon as I attached the exteriors and linings to the zipper I realized that I did something wrong.  So I switched directions and used Noodlehead's gathered clutch tutorial to finish the clutch.  I could have made the clutch into a folded clutch if I add a snap, but since I sewed a pocket on the to far down on the inside, I now have a pocket that is useless when the clutch is folded.  Why add a snap to make it a folded clutch when I have a part of the clutch that is useless?

Hence the Grrr...

It is a nice idea...a little clutch for times when you don't want to haul your ginormous purse around...but only if you make the clutch correctly.

You win some, you lose some...I guess I will have to try this one again.

What is your preference?  Purse or clutch?  Or does it depend on the moment?



  1. Cute! I like the fabric :) I usually get sick of my purse every few months but I don't know if I could use a clutch. Just not enough room for me. But it is cute.


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