Monday, July 25, 2011

Pintuck Clutch

Saturday was our project/techniques sewing day at Whipstitch and we made the Pintuck clutch from 1,2,3 Sew. I LOVE how neat these little pleats look and I'm planning on making more of these for sure. I will say that the directions didn't make sense to me (I needed more pictures or a diagram for creating the pleat) but once the talented Theresa actually put her hands on my fabric and showed me how to do it I caught on. They really are super easy to do and I'm thinking my next post might be one showing some pictures in case others are visual learners like myself and so I can remember how I did it when I want to sew another one two months from now. I figure if I make one more AND take pictures along the way, surely that will cement in my brain...right? Hopefully! This was some lovely home dec weight Anna Maria Horner fabric and instead of using the same fabric for the lining I chose a Kona solid that matches the orange leaves on the front. I also added fusible fleece to the lining panels - I know some find it too padded but I like the structure it gave this bag. I might try canvas on the next one just to see what the difference would be.

This was the other project I made from the book - the easy-peasy Change Your Mind reversible skirt for my child who has a thing for hedgehog fabrics. This went together so quickly, if you had a child who would actually wear a skirt you could easily crank them out for school. I think it would work just as well in cooler weather with some tights, it's a little heavier since it has two layers of fabric and I LOVE the rick-rack detail between the two layers. Oh and when I put it on her, did she love it or did she yell "NO NO NO" and rip it right off and return to running around in her diaper? I'll let you wonder... ;-)

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