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Pretty Little Clutch

June 18, 2010

Next week is my blogiversary and a very important holiday, on the SAME DAY!.  On Wednesday the 23rd it is National Pink Day and my one year anniversary.  Yes I totally planned that out in advance, and yes it’s a real holiday, google it. To celebrate I am going to have a serious party going on over here.  I am declaring next week Pink Week, starting on Sunday.  Last night I made this little cutie to be a part of my giveaway (it’s not a serious party without a giveaway.)

It’s from the cover of the new Stitch Magazine,  I saw this purse out in blogland a few weeks ago and made my way directly to my nearest retailer to pick up a copy of the magazine.  It was a fast little project and the most fun part was picking out all the little scraps for the petals (30 different pinks mind you.)

I followed the advice of another (whose beautiful purse I can not for the life of me find the link to.    UPDATE: Big thanks to Diane, who reminded me it was TraceyJay’s purse that I had seen.  It’s here.) But she (TraceyJay) is the one who told me about where to find the pattern.  You know who you are (maybe?) and I’d love to look at your bag again….) and sewed around each petal before I assembled the bag. (Wow- that sentence was full of parenthetical statements!  Did you follow all that?) Wonder Under is wonderful, but it wasn’t going to hold all of those on.  (And if I made this again I think I’ll just use a gluestick to attach them to the bag and then topstitch.  Peeling the paper backing off of all of those little pieces was a nightmare.)  Other than that it was a very simple little project which I didn’t start until 10 last night.

This was my first adventure with a magnetic clasp and it went off without a hitch, easy peasy.  Cute lining, no?  I found it on sale for 50% off.  I love that.  The only other modification I made to the pattern was the interfacing.  I didn’t have any regular interfacing (really?) so I used fusible fleece.  I think it worked just fine.  I’ll be making this little bag again, and next time for me.  And when I do I’ll add a pocket inside.  Come back on Monday and enter my giveaway to win this little cutie plus a bunch of other pink things.  And then come back again on Wednesday for some serious pink party action.

I’m adding this to Sew&Tell at Amy’s.  Go visit, as always it makes for a wonderful morning/afternoon/evening/midnight snack.

31 Comments leave one →
  1. June 18, 2010 10:02 am

    I really love that clutch! Congratulations!

  2. June 18, 2010 10:16 am

    That is so cute!!

  3. June 18, 2010 12:10 pm

    this is so cute and the sewing looks so perfect. I am glad to hear your success with the magnetic closure, as I’ve had some for a while and haven’t used them yet.

  4. June 18, 2010 12:15 pm

    wow..that’s a neat clutch in pink…i love it

  5. June 18, 2010 1:47 pm

    This is sooooooo CUTE! I love all the different pink fabrics you have used.

  6. June 18, 2010 2:45 pm

    Never heard of National Pink Day…but I sure will celebrate! I love your clutch. I used exactly those same leaves surrounding hearts on an applique quilt. Lovely!

  7. June 18, 2010 4:04 pm

    Terrific clutch…I just love the pink flower petals!

  8. June 18, 2010 4:49 pm

    That is so sweet!

    Was it TraceyJay’s that you saw? I think she noted that sewing the petals after assembling was a pain 🙂

  9. Andrea@lush stuff permalink
    June 18, 2010 5:07 pm

    I love it. Bring on pink week!!

  10. June 18, 2010 5:15 pm

    Your bag is so gorgeous. Love all those pinks. Looking forward to your pink week.

  11. June 18, 2010 6:46 pm

    This is so pretty! I love the shape of this clutch too!

  12. June 18, 2010 6:57 pm

    Okay, you are NOT giving that away?!!!!! Really, you are? Well, if you must, I promise to return on Monday in the hopes of scooping it up so I don’t have to peel all that paper off petals and make one myself….cuz it’s that pattern that made me buy the magazine in the first place! You’ve done a beautiful job on it. I love magnetic clasps until I try to topstitch in their vicinity and my presser foot gets stuck to them.

  13. June 18, 2010 7:05 pm

    BAH! Adorable. I need it. Thanks for the red alert about Pink Day. I would have been way unprepared. 🙂

  14. June 18, 2010 8:49 pm

    this is adorable! i love it

  15. Jessica permalink
    June 18, 2010 9:09 pm

    You are so talented! That clutch is adorable! I keep thinking of what i’d coordinate it with! The possibilities are endless. I want it. I think I need it. It is consuming my mind.

  16. June 18, 2010 10:19 pm

    I love it, so pretty! And magnetic closures really are a snap, aren’t they!? I did my first a few weeks back, and they’re so easy.

    I’m looking forward to pink week, and I love that you planned your blog around it–that is such a thing you would do. 🙂

  17. June 18, 2010 11:25 pm

    I love this little clutch and I can’t believe how quickly it went together for you. I’m still waiting on my copy of that magzine to be sent to me. I’ve got to say I’m a bit of a pink girl and I too would’ve had fun picking out all those fabrics! Yum!

  18. June 19, 2010 9:18 am

    Hi, thanks for visiting me! I love your clutch, it is gorgeous! I think I see my name embroidered on it……

  19. June 19, 2010 11:26 am

    I love the pink version! 🙂

    And your stitching around the petals is so nice. I need to make a new one, just so I can do that! 🙂

    (I used fusible fleece for the interfacing too…it keeps it extra poochie). 🙂

  20. June 19, 2010 6:02 pm

    What a fabulous clutch! And such a great idea – National Pink Day!

  21. June 19, 2010 7:28 pm

    Pink!!!! Love all of those petals. And for the record, use Elmers washable gluestick all.the.time!!!!



  22. June 19, 2010 9:41 pm

    Oh my. This is so adorable!!

    PS I finally found that Kats place. A little bit crazy, but some serious potential! Remind me what you found there?

  23. June 20, 2010 1:52 pm

    That’s very adorable. Totally girly and pretty 🙂

  24. June 21, 2010 3:02 am

    Oh, this is just too cute! I’m afraid that the magazine won’t be available for me to run out and buy when we return in late July. (I’m assuming you’re in the States.)

    I must google National Pink Day. It sounds like something Gabriela would want to celebrate!

  25. June 21, 2010 12:24 pm

    magnetic snaps are awesome! as is your sewing on this clutch! ps – I always use fusible fleece, it gives a really nice body to your bags. 🙂

  26. June 21, 2010 1:05 pm

    normally not a purse person, but this is so dang cute! great Finish! and impressive to get me that excited about a bag!

  27. June 21, 2010 2:40 pm

    Cute pink stuff!!! I think my PINK CAMERA is my favorite pink thing. It was supposed to be red but it is NOT.

  28. June 23, 2010 7:15 am

    LOVE it:) So cute

  29. June 24, 2010 8:08 pm

    Too cute!!! Of course, you can never go wrong with pink! Congratulations on your fun that it coincides with pink day! Thanks for sharing!


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