Saturday, May 21, 2011

Vintage sheets and a gathered clutch

Today was the sew-in with the Indy Modern Quilt Guild. I organized a vintage sheet fat quarter swap, and I'm pretty happy with my haul! I think the brown tones will end up in a project together, and the bright yellows and blues in another project, probably mixed with some solids (maybe aqua).

Vintage sheet FQ swap

I also tried my hand at the Noodlehead Gathered Clutch today. I think it turned out really cute, but for some reason, I wasn't following the tutorial very well. I ripped out a couple rows of stitches when putting in the zipper.

But here she is! I used a Michael Miller Love Birds print, which I kinda love.

Noodlehead Ruffle Clutch

Inside is another Michael Miller print. For the front band, I used Echino.

Noodlehead Ruffle Clutch, inside

The best tutorial I've found for sewing any kind of lined bag, with or without a zipper, is from the book Pretty Little Purses and Pouches. I refer to it over and over again when I can't seem to remember which layer goes which way.

How's your weekend go(sew)ing so far?



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10 comments:

  1. I love the color choices. Cute bag!

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  2. Love the clutch - I've yet to try my hand at that one!

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  3. Loving those little birds! So cute!

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  4. Really cute! The fabric choices just make that little clutch even more wonderful.

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  5. What a great vintage sheet collection! A bit jealous here! ;)

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  6. Cute! I have to concentrate when I am putting in the zip to make sure the layers are right...when I first started making pouches it seemed *so* confusing! lol
    Congrats on adding some Nicey Jane to your stash from Gen X...I was really hoping for a win there, but was happy that someone I 'knew' won it if it couldn't be me :)

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  7. Love the pouch and I want to try some myself so thanks for the book reference.
    BTW, congrats on the win at Gen X Quilters!

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  8. When I was just commenting on your giveaway I noticed that your header photo changes with each reload -- that is so cool!!!

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  9. I love that clutch, and one can never have enough vintage sheets!

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  10. I'm loving all of those vintage sheets. Nice haul, indeed!

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