I came across Katherine Codega’s fabric on her Etsy page and fell in love. She seriously has the most amazing fabric! I absolutely adore the colors and designs! I quickly bought up 2 fat quarters of Gallop (the horses) Lucky (the horseshoes), and I’ve been yearning since for a couple fat quarters of her pastel Hearts and Pinwheels too.
I have a tendency to buy fabric before I have a set project in mind. I always get lured in by the prettiness! I knew I wanted to make a clutch but I just didn’t know which clutch. After some Googling and Pinterest-ing, I found the perfect clutch pattern by LBG Studio – the Leather Accent Fold Over Pouch. The information on their Etsy page said that I would need ½ yard of both the main fabric and the lining, so I knew I was going to be a bit short with my fat quarters. Lucky for me, I was able to easily shrink my measurements by 1.5 inches.
I picked up the faux leather from the home decor section of Joanns. With my 40% off coupon plus an in store sale, I snagged 1/8 of a yard for $2! It was like making money!
I decided to go with an interlining instead of using my go-to fusible interfacing. The pattern suggests duck cloth, which I didn’t have any yardage of on hand, so I got a little thrifty and cut apart an old canvas tote bag that I had just washed (and promptly forgot about in the dryer for a few days). It took quite a bit of pressing to get all the wrinkles out, but it did the trick and gave the bag the structure it required.
It didn’t take too long to sew this little guy together as the tutorial was easy to follow. I absolutely love how it turned out!
Oh, and the pattern comes with bonus measurements to make a smaller, cosmetic bag sized pouch. I have just enough scraps left over and I can’t wait to whip it up!
All images in this post are by the WONDERFUL Katie Hellinger of Katie Hellinger Photo. Thank you SO much, Katie!!