|Stack of completed clutches|
For xmas this year I made every lady on my list a pretty petals clutch, featured in Stitch magazine's spring 2010 issue. I have always admired this super cute pattern, designed by Rebeka Lambert, who has a shop (artsycraftybabe) on etsy. I love her 'nanette' purse pattern too.
It worked out perfectly that I had in my stash six cuts of linen in the favorite shade of each of the six ladies! Linen makes a great purse, and I just love those saturated colors.
So, in assembly line fashion, I begin pulling fabrics and cutting out each little 'petal' individually. I used several sheets of steam-a-seam.
|There were 180 'petals' to cut out in all- and almost no repeats!|
After I cut out each petal, I layered them in rows, ironed them in place, and for extra durability, stitched each in place using a stipple foot.
There were a few modifications I made to the flaps. I omitted the buttons and made them slightly larger with a top-stitched piece of synthetic leather.
|Peeling and placing the petals, with the |
help of a latte
|Pin, trace, and cut out|
|To make my flap more substantial,|
I added decoratively stitched synthetic
leather to the fronts.
|I stitched down each petal using a|
variegated thread. Been sewing for
years and never used variegated
thread- but loved the effect it gave
|Detail of flap after assembly|
|After I was done, I only had the men to worry about!|