Since I began sewing a few years ago, patterns scurrrrred me. It wasn't until I began my job at the locally owned fabric store that I work at that I was able to get up enough courage to sew something from a pattern.
SO, this Summer I have deemed the Summer of sewing patterns!
And guess what? I have some fun giveaways (with designers!!), guest posts, and other cool stuff lined up all about sewing patterns!HERE to see other posts)
TODAY we're sewing up Amy Butler's Charm Clutch.
Did any of you brave souls try it out with me?
Here's a looksie at mine ::
The clutch was MUCH bigger than I had anticipated & I loved that about it!
The fabric I chose was from Amy Butler's Lark collection. I had some extra lying around in my sewing room, so I grabbed a bit for this project. I love the look it created!
As usual, I didn't follow her pattern exactly!
I was PLANNING on adding a magnetic closure, but forget to purchase one and typical me was down to the wire to get this post finished, so I just sewed on a button to the front and a little bit of elastic inside the clutch to connect the front & back. Worked out perfectly for me!
Also, she calls for TON of interfacing, fusible fleece, etc. For the sake of time & not wanting to use so much interfacing, I ended up using only heavy weight woven interfacing for the front and back panels & used fusible fleece for the bottom. I like how it turned out. The bottom is sturdy, but the sides are still moveable!
fabric: Amy Butler's Lark
pattern: Amy Butler's Charm Clutch
prep time: 30 Minutes
sew-time: 2 hours
SO, did you sew one? I'd LOVE to see it!
Leave me a link in the comments below & I will post a link in this blog post and on our How Does it Sew?! page!