Monday, August 16, 2010

Asian Silky Clutch

 Asian Silky Clutch
Donated to a Fundraiser for Eric Rutulante
click on the photo to see it larger

Sometimes when you are sewing not everything goes to plan. I found this super cute pattern and I really didn't think it would be too difficult to put together.

The first challenge was making the pattern. More MATH! I thought I was done with math after I figured out how to find the circumference of a circle!

After that it was my fabric choice that got me in trouble. This silky material called brocade is beautiful but delicate. I couldn't use my sewing machine to put the final two pieces of the bag together. I had to do it by hand. Not difficult, but very time consuming.

To be quite honest, as cute as this bag is, it was a pain in the a** to put together. I really like the way it turned out though, so I'm going to try a major overhaul on the pattern. 

Bag Details
The bag is a dark green Asian themed brocade lined with yellow cotton fabric. The handles are wood painted black and the bag closes with a magnetic snap. It is approximately 10 inches across and 6.5 inches tall (not counting the handles).

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The Inside
I love this fabric!

PS- photographing the shiny material was another major challenge!


  1. yes, that is beautiful Ash!!! Love the silky brocades (I think that is what they are called)...yes, you said that in your post too.

  2. Sewing bags is a huge pain. I only do it when absolutely necessary. Nice job!


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