Hi. My name's Kelsey and I start my Christmas
shopping sewing in July. Ok, maybe I do some shopping too. Now don't start thinking that I'm on top of my game in any way. I mean, after all, I haven't touched this blog in almost two months. And I saw the pattern for this clutch in February. Yep, FEBRUARY. I've had all the supplies, plenty of time, the pattern on hand. And yet........it's August. But hey, at least I sewed something that has been hanging out on my Pinterest board right?
Anyways, Kate over at See Kate Sew created this pattern in February and had a mini series of other ladies sewing up their own versions. So, here is what I came up with for this awesome pattern! For the outside, I used a sophisticated and simple tan canvas. I plan on adding a decorative pin on a chain for the closure (I'm afraid of button holes).
On the inside, I added a pop of color with a vintage sheet that I scored for just a few quarters (remember this shopping trip?). This pouch is going to be a Christmas gift for my sister (Shhh! If you see her, don't tell!).
I love how you can barely see the edge of the sheet from the outside!
I also whipped up this clutch using a sturdy black denim and then a thin gingham (sp?). Even with the extreme weight difference, it was still easy to sew up. And when I said whipped up, I really meant it. I had been working on a super fun shirt that totally ended up being the wrong size (maybe I'll post that later.....#DIYfail). I instantly needed a project that I new worked, so I whipped up that clutch in under an hour! I think these might be my new "standard" gift. Super simple to sew, with endless pattern options! You can sew on a fun button, use a snap or magnet for a hidden option, or use a decorative pin to keep it closed!
Also, I wanted to point out the graphics that I used for these pictures. The lower one was created with the "A Beautiful Mess" app (hashtags are #abmapp and #abeautifulmess) and the "Rhonna Farrer' app (#rhonnadesigns_app and #rhonnadesigns). The lower one used the "A Beautiful Mess" app. If you don't have either of these, you should grab them up!