Yeah! My first handmade clutch and purse! Actually I guess I technically made one in high school, but I've been trying to forget about it. I made it from faux cheetah fur fabric on one side and then the other side (so it was reversible) was faux cow fabric. Arg! Now doesn't that sound hideous.
The purse idea I found on www.weewonderfuls.com right here. I had been holding on to my small stash of Heather Ross fabric, which I love so much, waiting for just the right project to showcase how fabulous they are. I can't get enough of the Heather Ross fabric by the way, bicycles, gnomes, frogs, tadpoles-- all my favorite things from childhood.
I am quite pleased with how this came out. I sewed the grid onto pieces of corduroy, then backed the 2 inch squares of fabric with flannel, then zigzagged them onto the grid. I hope to next make a lapsized quilt like this with the rest of the fabric, since I am so rough on my purses I guess that this one won't last long.
Then I made this clutch from Amy Karol's book Bend-the-Rules Sewing. I read this book constantly and love all the photos. This was actually the first thing I made from the book.
I once again used my discount corduroy and embroidered Sublime Stitching designs onto it. I then embroidered my friend's name- Ms. Shelby- as this will be a gift to her. The inside is a lightweight yellow polka-dot and the button is a large navy blue one. I give the project an A+ for being easy and the directions were excellent.
These are the things for Shelby if I ever get a chance to send them to her.