New Free* pattern: The Slim Clutch(TM)
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As mentioned before, I’ve been working on some new designs using the same basic Clutch Instructions PDF tutorial. Without having to tweak it too much so that it required a brand-new tutorial, I made up a new clutch that can be worn as a cross-body clutch (look, Ma, no hands!) or a wristlet. With the great expat community that I am currently living in, I’ve formed some amazing friendships and we tend to go out a lot living in this great city. The City life is quite different from the Suburban life. Both great, but just different! With all the restaurants and bars that we frequent, I needed a slim profile clutch to carry my essentials: my phone and my Samsung camera phone. Why two phones? I haven’t had time to move all my contacts over to the Samsung and with my terrible telephone carrier, my friends sometimes get some texts and sometimes they don’t. Mama needs a back-up!
So here’s the fabric that started it all.
The above pic is so adorable. Oh, it’s the little things that bring a smile to me! So I was sewing and made an error (as we all do) and had to take the stitches back out. When I did that, look at what was staring back at me? I found this to be quite funny! And I found that I am in need of a manicure …
And yada, yada, yada … (name that show), look what I’ve got!
Here’s the clutch in other fabrics. Hover over the photos to see the captions describing it or click and see the gallery.
Here’s how to make it:
You will notice in the above picture that I did not use fusible fleece for the outer fabric. Fusible interface was used for the inner fabric only to give it some body and heft. For the outer fabric, since I wanted it to maintain its flat slimming profile, I used Pellon’s 809 Decor Bond. Using fusible fleece for both would have made this clutch a little bit more bulky and fluffy, which for its design and function, I did not want.