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.

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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.

sewbon.com :: Derby Inspired Clutch

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.

sewbon.com :: Derby Inspired Clutch

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!! :)

Linking up with Lauren Dahl, Feather’s Flights

  • http://www.sundetdental.com Cindy Trosen Sundet, DDS

    Brilliant! Love our hair too.!

    • http://www.sewbon.com Erin

      Thanks Cindy!! Still getting used to the bangs – they are tricky to style! They want to do their own, unattractive thing half the time. :)

  • http://www.lbg-studio.com vanessa

    Thanks so much for sharing your bag with me! I absolutely love it – great choice of fabric :)

    • http://www.sewbon.com Erin

      Thank YOU, Vanessa, for having such a great pattern! :)

  • sevan76

    thanks so much for sharing your bag with me – I absolutely love it! great fabric choice :)

    • http://www.lbg-studio.com vanessa

      oops…used the wrong profile!

  • http://www.lauramurrayphotography.com Laura Murray

    Erin– this looks GREAT!!!!!!!!!! Love u! xoxo

    • http://www.sewbon.com Erin

      Aw, thanks Laura! :) Love you too!

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  • http://www.heronscrafts.blogspot.com Rebecca

    This looks great! And I totally do that when buying fabric as well – I have so many fabrics that were too cute to pass up but I have no idea what to do with them!

    • http://www.sewbon.com Erin

      Thanks Rebecca! Haha! I’m glad I’m not the only one! :)

  • http://www.mesewcrazy.com/ Jess Abbott

    Oh goodness – I adore this clutch! that is absolutely FANTASTIC!

    • http://www.sewbon.com Erin

      Thanks so much Jess! Coming from you, this is a HUUUGE compliment! :)

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  • http://www.laurendahl.com/ Lauren Dahl

    Amazing clutch! I have some leather scraps, and this gives me great inspiration. Thanks for linking up!

    • http://www.sewbon.com/ Erin

      Thanks, Lauren! :)

  • Heather Feather

    Ooh I love that fabric designer too! Her fabric is so inspiring! I love the clutch you made! The leather is the perfect contrast to the mustangs!

    • http://www.sewbon.com/ Erin

      Aw, thanks so much for the kind words, Heather! :)

  • http://facebook.com/sewandsmile Nickia Walker

    I think I might get these purse patterns as well! you both look beautiful!

    • http://www.sewbon.com/ Erin

      Thanks, Nickia! :) You are so sweet! And you’ll love the patterns!