A new little clutch purse pattern, by Mrs H ... COMBINED with a paper pieced flap! That's what!!
Samantha, of Sewing Patterns by Mrs H, and Kerry, of Pennydog Patchwork, collaborated to create this super cute pattern ... a clutch with a fun flap!
As Samantha explains in her pdf pattern description:
"If you're a bag maker wanting to give paper piecing a go, this is exactly the pattern for you, with just a small amount of paper piecing to dip your toe!
In fact, let's just say this is an excellent pattern for anyone who wants a cute clutch, for a date night, a wedding (it is wedding season after all!) or even just running errands when you only need your wallet and phone!
The finished bag measures approximately 8.5" x 6" x 1.5" (22cm x 15cm x 4cm) and features mitred corners, a sunburst paper pieced flap and a magnetic clasp closure. "
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I am lucky to be a pattern tester for Samantha. When she showed us this cutie clutch, I knew I would MAKE time to test out this pattern!
Black Denim (bottomweight) from JoAnn Fabric
Barcelona charm pack by Zen Chic (5 inch squares)
Dimensions: 8.5" x 6" x 1.5" approximately
Now, I won this Barcelona charm pack. It is not in colors and designs that I normally choose for myself. It sat in my "Charms Box" for probably over a year. It is very modern and darkish.
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However, I was determined to use something from my stash. So, I began sorting out the fabrics into piles of similar colors.
This is what I came up with.... and I LIKE it!!
|The Sunburst Clutch Susie's Sunroom version|
Some of the rays in the sunburst pattern are longer than 5 inches. I simply sewed sections together. (Patchwork piecing !) The inside lining of the flap is pieced...
|The flap lining and the inside of the clutch. Yep... it's all pieced from charm pieces!|
Samantha's purse pattern directions are written clearly, with lots of pictures . It is a pleasure to make bags from patterns made by Mrs H !
This pattern took longer for me to choose my fabrics, than to sew up the clutch!
You can see all of the different fabrics that the other testers used to make their Sunburst Clutches... Here I love how this clutch can be made to be dressy or casual.... fun and funky or traditional.
* For this first week only the pattern is 15% off using the code NEWPATTERN15 .
|I'm off to my sewing room!|
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