i made this little purse for my sister for mother’s day…but i’m just getting around to blogging it now. meh, happens sometimes. come to think of it, i still need to blog E’s 6th birthday party too…May was super busy and June hasn’t been any slower so far!
it’s a little foldover clutch i made using my own tutorial (which i had to refer back to a couple times, haha). i made it out of a scrap of natural cotton duck from the portside duffle i made my brother-in-law for Christmas. it’s nice and sturdy, i really like sewing with that stuff. i got it in the outdoor fabric section at JoAnn.
i painted gold polka dots on it to make it all fancy (using this paint – affiliate link). the clutch, as you can see, is pretty small (that’s just a 7″ jeans zipper on it). i like making “date night clutches” for mamas of little ones – things that can’t fit anything but a cell phone, lip gloss, and a wallet inside. i mean i guess you could put a diaper and some wipes in there, but that’s not my intention. i want her to use this for those rare occasions she gets a night out with her husband and doesn’t have to carry around anything else!
the lining appears to have coordinated with E’s dress! lucky!
i made a zipper pull out of a little bit of leather. go ahead and spring for a metal zipper if you make a clutch like this, it makes such a difference!
inside, i put some gold washi tape and a few foldover elastic hair ties (you can buy them for $2 a pop at a boutique…or you can buy a bunch of FOE for $.70 a yard, cut 9” strips, and tie a knot in the end – your choice).
fun little gift to give my sis!
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Where do you find FOE. My joann only has a few choices.
i got mine locally but try the ribbon retreat online! great price and lots of choices.
solid colors: http://www.theribbonretreat.com/Ribbon/fold-over-elastic.aspx
Those gold dots are divine!!! What a lucky sister!!!
Oops meant to leave that comment lower. also for FOE: banberry place and fabric fairy!
i am soooo glad you posted this today! i need a small clutch for an event i’m going to tomorrow and this will be perfect!
That is a beautiful clutch!
Lucky me! Thanks, girl!
you’re welcome, love you! :*
That clutch is so adorable and yay to you for encouraging a little non-kid time!! You are a good sister. I love the FOE trick, awesome. This feels like a real summer post, in that subtle way. Pull your hair up! Go out for a night! I love how summer sneaks up on us in that lovely way.
such a sweet gift for your sister:) And thanks for the FOE tip . . . the pattern ones you have are great!
So cute! Love the bright lining