I read through the materials list and then started to gather up my supplies. For fabrics I pulled Michael Miller Baby Feelin Groovy in Charcoal, Michael Miller Dumb Dot Gray, and Saturday in Brown. I also grabbed my fusible interfacing (first time using it) and a gray zipper.
I started to cut all the pieces as the instructions were wrote and started to see that there maybe a better fabric match to line the clutch. I grabbed this coffee pattern (sorry I don't have the name of it handy). I was tickled because it has the same light blue tone!
As promised this clutch really did come together rather quickly. Here is a look at my gathered front.
I'm so proud, I even figured out how to use the basting stitch on my sewing machine for the first time which is used to create the gathers!
Here are the credit card slots for the lining. Yup, those chocolate kisses and coffee cups are perfect!
And here is the clutch all put together! Another first for me was using the zipper foot on my sewing machine. I have only had it a few months now and apparently haven't strayed far from quilting. It wasn't nearly as scary as I remember it being to use the zipper foot.
I enjoyed the technical challenges that this little project posed. They were like good reminders to help me brush the dust off some of my sewing skills.
And here is a quick peak in the clutch.
Yup, I'm pretty smitten with this one. I am working my way up a little into trying to sew a few skirts or a dress. I also can see making this clutch a few more times. I already have a few other color schemes in mind and I have a few ideas for how I might tweak the design a bit.
Just goes to show that sometimes you should just take the leap. Go for it. Give it a whirl. You may be really proud that you did!!
I am sharing this at Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story as well as a few other parties from my weekly party list!