Sunday, March 13, 2011

Gathered Clutch

For my oldest friend on her birthday, I made Noodlehead's gathered clutch. I used three different city weekend prints, which I got from Sew Mama Sew. This lady and I have been friend since before we were born (our mothers met in lamaze class). It's a real blessing to have a friend who feels like family.

It was pretty quick and I liked how it came together. I made the card holder pocket but not the divider pocket. I wish I had taken more time to make sure my gathers looked right before I fused the interfacing to it. Some are very crooked and bothering me. Also I was working with a 9" zipper (the tutorial calls for 8"), and I probably should have shortened it a little bit more. The zipper, with its end covers on, really does have to stop a half-inch from each side seam so it comes together right.

I couldn't find the right hardware at Joann to attach a wristlet strap, but I went ahead and sewed the D-ring in so that it is still an option.


  1. I love love love this clutch! You are the best! Also your deodorant= amazing! I just did an hour of intense yoga and I am just amazed!!!!

  2. Thanks, lady! If I find the right hardware I will make the wrist strap for you too.

  3. great job. :) lovely fabric choices as well

  4. Thanks! Great tutorial. And like you say, the hardest part is picking the fabrics.


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