Saturday, September 28, 2013

Is This REALLY Necessary??

Clutch, that is!
The Necessary Clutch!!
Another great pattern by Janelle @ Emmaline Bags.
I made the clutch to match the Boyd St. Bowling Bag.....
I use the same  yarn dyed linen in black, and my Walmart find-the cotton duck poppies!
I must admit, I found this much more difficult than the bag!
Probably because of the precise sewing required and the really thick seams.
I did have to re-do the outer flap as it was too small. A quarter inch seam allowance is really important, and tough for me to do around curves!
However, while far from perfect, it was fun to do, and I am so happy with it!
Once again, Janelle has fabulous instructions and photos.
I found the photos especially helpful when sewing the side flaps to the zippered pocket!
 It's really roomy, and has lots of card slots, as well as the zippered pocket and a centre storage space.
hmmm........not sure what I was on when I picked these fabrics!!!
I really love the turn clasp on it as well.
My heart was in my throat as I was cutting out the hole for the clasp, but it was pretty easy to do.
So now I just need to move all my stuff out of my old wallet, and fill up my shiny new one!
Yay for finishes!!

13 comments:

gpc said...

It's beautiful! You did a great job. :)

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

This is beautiful! Although I still think that I should take the big bowling bag off you hands LOL!

Celtic Thistle said...

It's gorgeous! Know what you mean about cutting out the hole for.the lock -very nerve-wracking but definitely worth it for such a professional looking finish.

Janine said...

This is stunning work! Maybe not exactly necessary but very beautiful :)

Janine said...

This is stunning work! Maybe not exactly necessary but very beautiful :)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Lovely Patti, well done! I love the lining fabric

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

It looks fantastic Patti! And yes, the cutting part is very nerve wracking.

Heather D. said...

REALLY nice Patti! And you even found the printed canvas at Wal-Mart? Must look!

Dawn said...

Lovely! Well done!

pennydog said...

That is fantastic!

Karen said...

It is a shame it was a bit tricky to do, but the end result is great. It looks lovely.

Janelle @ Emmaline Bags said...

This turned out so gorgeous! Yes, I know what you mean about cutting the hole. It's always scary and then you are always so impressed after! Talk about an emotional roller coaster ;)
Thank you for the great review and comments and keep on sewing, you do such beautiful work!!

Janelle

Regina said...

Beautiful job! I love that fabric too it is stunning

13 comments:

gpc said...

It's beautiful! You did a great job. :)

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

This is beautiful! Although I still think that I should take the big bowling bag off you hands LOL!

Celtic Thistle said...

It's gorgeous! Know what you mean about cutting out the hole for.the lock -very nerve-wracking but definitely worth it for such a professional looking finish.

Janine said...

This is stunning work! Maybe not exactly necessary but very beautiful :)

Janine said...

This is stunning work! Maybe not exactly necessary but very beautiful :)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Lovely Patti, well done! I love the lining fabric

Jess @ The Elven Garden said...

It looks fantastic Patti! And yes, the cutting part is very nerve wracking.

Heather D. said...

REALLY nice Patti! And you even found the printed canvas at Wal-Mart? Must look!

Dawn said...

Lovely! Well done!

pennydog said...

That is fantastic!

Karen said...

It is a shame it was a bit tricky to do, but the end result is great. It looks lovely.

Janelle @ Emmaline Bags said...

This turned out so gorgeous! Yes, I know what you mean about cutting the hole. It's always scary and then you are always so impressed after! Talk about an emotional roller coaster ;)
Thank you for the great review and comments and keep on sewing, you do such beautiful work!!

Janelle

Regina said...

Beautiful job! I love that fabric too it is stunning