Tuesday, 22 March 2011


The last couple of days, I finally took my new-ish sewing machine for a spin. And look what I made! I'm so proud!

Gathered clutch

Pattern: Gathered Clutch, by Noodlehead.
The main and accent fabrics were purchased a while back as remnants from a little Bath quilting shop, which name I can't remember. The lining is repurposed from an old shirt.

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The only thing I'm not terribly happy with are the zip tabs. I didn't manage to get them small enough and hidden enough, so they look a bit ragged, but if I don't pull them out too much, they don't show a lot.
Gathered clutch

Detail shot!
Gathered clutch

I made this myself! It even looks like it's supposed too! There is the tab problem, and the dividers gather a little inside, but it looks good. I'm so proud of myself!

I also have fabric for a handbag and a dress. Because starting slow and easy is for wimps. My sewing machine and I are going places, baby!


  1. Wow, I'm impressed! :) And more than slightly jealous of your sewing skills. I'm still way intimidated by my machine :(

  2. Thank you, Yarndancer!
    I too have been scared of my machine for a while, but finally decided to go for it, and it worked. Even though some seams needed to be redone 3 or 4 times, it was fun!

  3. Loving this purse since I am in an orange phase right now. Just lovely. *And* I am really interested to see how your periodic table blanket develops. I know a baby or two who needs that, for sure.