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.

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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.

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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