Thursday, November 11, 2010

Handheld Friends, Part 1 {Clutch Tutorials}

One of my all-time favorite things to sew are clutches, purses and wallets. They allow so much creativity and provide practicality. They make awesome accessories to an outfit as well as awesome gifts. You can NEVER have enough purses!! :)

First up...meet the Pleated Pouch!! 
 I got the pattern and directions for this cute guy from Skip To My Lou!
 For the bride-to-be...I chose to use a "Bride" printed white and pink bandana 
with some coordinating polka-dot pink fabric!
I added some stranded crystals for a zipper pull and it turned out adorable!


Next up is a mini wristlet...I used Anna's Lil Cutie Pouches Tutorial for the basic pattern and layout. I'm not going to lie--this is one of my FAVORITE "pouch" tutorials. It is a great "layout" in creating any style of clutch. I just added a strap and pocket,  a ruffle/ribbon accent to the front, a cute ziper pull and enlarged the dimensions.

 It is so stinkin cute I can hardly stand it--the fabric is adorable. I made this for Leslie at work who bakes yummy creations on the side from home. She wanted something to take on her deliveries to hold her cash, phone and some business cards. 

Stay tuned for other clutch/wristlet/purse/wallet tutorials that I may come across!!




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4 comments:

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

So adorable!! Please come link up to Ladybug Blessings Handmade Tuesdays @ www.ladybug-blessings.com.

The Homesteading Apartment said...

Sooo cute!! I might have to give this a try (:

Michele
www.thehomesteadingapartment.blogspot.com

rainbowcreek said...

Nice work on the bags. Did I mention I love bags! I have an easy envelope style clutch tutorial at Up the Rainbow Creek that you might like. I have done it as a wristlet too.

If you have a chance to stop by be sure to enter my giveaway too.

rainbowcreek said...

Oh, forgot to say, the link to the tutorial is on the sidebar.