|Three front pieces.|
|Center section has a pocket with the turn lock attached. Easy peasy to do.|
|Inside lined pocket. They still have their labels on them from the pattern. It will make things easier to set up before the class.|
|Denim bottom, with cutouts done.|
|Tote flap completed. This one will go on the bag.|
|I made a prep flap too, so I could show how to attach the rest of the turn lock.|
Several ideas I had:
--A small quilt using many cars that could be "Ubers".
--Something using an umbrella (maybe decorating one with applique shapes, or making pieced umbrellas for a quilt.
Unicycle (yea, fleeting thought)
--Useful: I wanted to make something I could use or give as a gift. Which gave me the idea of making a bag. I have been wanting to make the Heidi Foldover Clutch by Swoon (free pdf) ever since I found it online, so since it unzips, that became my theme to making this cute useful clutch.
Heidi front: I didn't have any vinyl, so self faced the accent pieced on the bottom since I thought it added so much to the bag.
|The Accent is the same as the lining for the bag. I made the back out of denim.|
There is a set in zippered pocket on the back. I used a gold zipper for it.
|I printed out some U words that were useful for the clutch on June Tailor White Colorfast Sew In Fabric Sheets.. I love these for printing pictures and labels as well.|
I spent a lot of time framing the words with gold fabric. I trimmed them, backed them and turned and pressed...but didn't like how they looked on the clutch when I was finished. They were meant to be labels to put in key places and they stood out too much. (Plus I just like fabrics with words on them.)
So I cut them out of the frame and backed them with fusible web. Sigh....wasted a lot of time, but that's part of the creative process.
Here's one on the back.
Can you find them on the front below? I had to attach them before I sewed the clutch together.
I hope to finish it this week, though I have classes tonight and Tuesday night, so we'll see....
Pat came one night and finished her More Peas in a Pod quilt. It turned out so pretty! She has already gifted it to a granddaughter! I am adding her picture to her class's final post as well.