As soon as I saw Anna's blog post about her upcoming clutch pattern, I have been obsessively stalking her blog for the release of the pattern. It is finally available!!!! So after I dropped the girls off at school, I got to work. This consisted of staring at my fabric for about 45 minutes trying to get "inspired". Nothing was making me happy. So I decided to delve deep into the secret parts of my stash, a place that I call "The Horde" and pull out things that give me anxiety to even think about cutting into. I decided on an Ink and Spindle print that I bought for my birthday several years ago an old Echino quilting weight cotton, from the Chelsea collection, that has been hanging out in the horde also. And finally, I went with some matching teal Ta Dot for the pockets.
The pattern was very well written and easy to follow. I love the fact that the clutch is interfaced with canvas fabric for extra sturdiness.
She offers a lot of different options to truly make this your own. I made the smaller size and opted to do the squared flap instead of a pointed one and left off the piping. I didn't have the right size D-ring so I used a small split ring I had in my old bead stash and I left off the swivel clip because I didn't have one.
She also has an option to make an Ipad sized one! I will definitely doing that one next. And I can see making a ton of these in the future for gifts.
Lot's of sewing has been happening over here. I have joined in a quilt bee and have been doing some other crafty things, but I will save those for another post. :)