Today I whipped up something quick. I bough a PDF pattern for a fold-over clutch from LBG Studio recently and figured this would be an easy thing to make for gifts.
Serendipitously, I visited my aunt and uncle, who are both interior designers/fabric aficionados/artistically minded people, two days ago. They had amassed a vast amount of high end upholstery samples that my aunt had been turning into pillows, but I left with a stash myself. Various textures, fabrics, patterns…. all nice heavy cuts that would look great on a clutch. I even got some beautiful toile designed by my aunt herself – I am such a sucker for toile. I need to have a special plan for those.
It was my first time installing a zipper on my own machine – turns out I have a lot of presser feet I didn’t know I had! It went surprisingly well and I am really pleased with my handiwork.
The bag itself is a fold-over rectangle with a lining. I used some quilting cotton I had laying around for the interior and fusible interfacing too.
I have heaps and heaps more fabric now to turn into clutches. Christmas shopping is basically done!