Thursday, May 19, 2011

First clutch for New York

This is my first version as a trial of the pattern.
It is an all in one piece but next time I think I will add the flap in seperately. 
I didn't like turning the inner corners although this may be the best way to have a neat, compact finish. 
The lining has it's own reinforcement made by cutting heavy sunblock fabric to the exact size of the finished article and top stitching them together in a pleasing pattern.
I think that worked because it means there is no extra bulk in the seams but the piece is still stiff.
The strap is one of my Mother's necklaces. 
Next time I need to use a smaller magnetic closure and place the magnet on the flap so there is less interference with credit cards. 
Also a flat button would have been better than one with a shank.

Other creative spaces are here.


  1. Cherrie I really like the colours/fabric of your clutch and the button on the front is to die for. I love the idea of using a neckace for the strap. I'm VERY impressed.
    Anne xx

  2. That's pretty! I'm impressed that you're developing your own pattern - I just can't do that however hard I try.

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Your clutch is lovely!

  4. So lovely! And I love your sentiment...because nice matters. Makes me smile. Adding it to my thankfulness book.
    xo jana


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