Friday, January 24, 2014

Purse and Pouch Passion

Purse and Pouch Passion:  Part 1

It's no  secret that I LOVE to make bags, purses and pouches.  (You can add several  a bunch of other things that I like to make, too...)

Recently, I have made more purses and pouches than I could blog about !  (When I started writing this blog about 17 months ago, I worried that I wouldn't have enough things to blog about!)

I'd like to share with you some of the cutest things ever...

First purse:     Little Bow Pleat Party Purse Clutch Bag Pattern
Designer:             Samantha @ At Home With Mrs H

Such a cute clutch!   click here for the pattern
         Fabric:  Michael Miller    and black blender
         Closure:     magnetic snap

Little Bow Pleat Party Purse Clutch Bag   made by Susie's Sunroom

This bag made up quickly and easily, thanks to Samantha's clear directions and great pictures!                            
I decided to make my little clutch without a chain.  The next one I make, I will put the little loops inside the bag, as I have since purchased a nice metal chain for another clutch!
Samantha has directions for this, of course!

Can you see the pleat in the middle?
 (I know my fabric is busy, so it is hard to see in my photos.)


I like this clutch because it easily holds my cell phone and glasses .

This clutch may look small and elegant, but don't let that fool you!  it really does hold a lot!

  Cell phone, glasses, blush , and keys
I love the ease of this bag... an intermediate sewist can whip a pretty  little bow clutch in an afternoon or evening,  and match her outfit for the event!   Hop on over to At Home with Mrs H and see how cute it looks in many different fabrics.

When you want to make one...the patterns are available as PDF files at  Samantha's Craftsy store!  

I"m ready to go.... where should I go??  ;)
I'm off to my sewing room!

Linked up at Can I Get a Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict


  1. Very cute pattern, and yours was made up beautifully. I love the little blush of pink in the fabric. I see this little clutch has "made it" to your header, too! Looks great up there!

  2. I love this little clutch and also seeing all the ones made up in all sorts of fabrics!! I think I'll make it for the Christmas Handmade Challenge!

  3. Great pattern! Some day I am going to pick up some of those magnetic snaps!

  4. You did a beautiful job on this bag!!!! I also love Samantha's pattern!!!!
    I like the fabric you have chosen to make this bag....nice job!!!!!
    Marisa from


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