I made these clutches awhile ago and I completely forgot they existed. I’m glad I remembered because they’re awesome. My favorite part is the handles, they’re sticks! I collect the sticks from a tree in my front yard, but only when the tree is being pruned or a storm has knocked branches out, then I store the them in my basement for a while to dry out. I like to include an extra set of handles in the bottom of every clutch just in case a furry friend finds it. The sticks are quite strong and easy to replace, they are simply resting in slots, they won’t slip out or break from everyday abuse. I carried one for months and never had a problem, but I did get lots of complements! I’ll be posting them in my Esty shop soon, check it out if you think your in love and want more details.
I’ve stated working on a new purse for myself, I’m pretty excited about it because I don’t do this often enough. I could have been done by now but I got caught up by the same problem I always have….I ran out of my top stitching thread!! AHH!! Oh well, I’ll get more this weekend, plus this purse is looking awesome so far, so I really can’t complain.
I’m in love with this purse that I made last week. The gradient fabric is perfect for the crushed texture I manipulated into it. Creating the texture was fun and easy, I just cut the pattern piece extra long and stitched angled, horizontal pleats until it was the correct length.
I did black suede details around the zipper pocket and at the top edge. I love using leather because it’s a fun challenge and it looks really nice. My favorite part of the whole purse is the back of the shoulder strap, I used the entire length of the gradient twice, so it has a beautiful slow transition. I wish I could have kept it but I made it for my Aunt, its ok though because she loves it too!