Cotton & Leather Clutch
Sometime back I pinned this gorgeous clutch from A Beautiful Mess. Inspiration struck this week, re the materials I could use. First up a fat quarter I won quite a long time ago from Sarah Waterhouse. Sarah prints with eco prints on organic cotton, this particular design is Thunderbolt.
For the first time ever I was successful at sewing leather, using a walking foot, going slowly with a long stitch. To avoid holes in the leather from pins I used my daughters hair clips for holding the fabric and leather together.
The second clutch I made with Amy Butler fabric, which I equally love. The instructions were easy to follow although the measurements did not quite seem to add up in comparison to the picture (ie proportion of fabric to leather). I followed the instructions re the zip, having never inserted a zip in this fashion I managed to install it initially upside down! A seam ripper is a girls best friend:)
Following feedback re bags I know ladies love internal pockets with a zip closure so I added in an internal pocket in each.
Thanks for all those people who visited via Grow your Blog, which was great fun – frustratingly I was not methodical re visiting the 600 blogs and lost track of which I had visited! I am delighted to announce the winner for this gorgeous small bag (also Thunderbolt fabric!) Micupoftea I have sent you an e-mail:)
As usual I am popping by Handmade Harbour 🙂
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