A Clutch for You, and You, and You!

I am so excited to introduce you to my newly restyled clutches today!  I snagged some sewing time last week and made up a dozen with super fun bright and bold prints.

It has been an evolution.  A long while ago I made this clutch and listed in my shop:

I loved everything about it except the closure.  The original pattern had a button hole and button to keep it closed, but I didn't like the look of a button on the front.  It just messed up the flow of the pattern.  This style can't really take a zipper so I was left with using a snap.  Magnetic snaps did not work on this style, no matter how hard I tried.  It just kept pulling on the fabric.  That meant a large sew-in snap on the inside.  But it didn't look great.  Certainly not terrible, but not great either.

Then I came across another pattern for a padded portfolio and thought I'd give it a try.  I made three- two padded with batting and one lined with interfacing and even though they all started off with the same size fabric, they all ended up different sizes!

 See?  None line up on the right side!

Anyway, they're fun and cute and I like them a lot, especially the strap closure with the top of the portfolio tucked behind it.  And then the light bulb went off.  Strap closure + clutch!

Perfect!!  I love the play on prints.  There are 12 in the shop right now, all of them lined with the fabric you see on the strap.  I like that gray with the yellow gingham so much I may just need to keep it for myself!

I love them so much I am offering 10% off with coupon code NEWSTUFF- good on the whole shop until tomorrow night!  And even though they aren't listed, if anyone's interested in one of those padded portfolios (the right size for a tablet or reader, I'm sure) just let me know!

What have you been working on lately?

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  1. CUTE! I love the fabrics you chose, too. I see one that would be cute for a Christmas present, so I'm bookmarking it for later. :-)

  2. WOW these are SUPER adorable. I love the colors and that band to keep it closed it cute and genius!

  3. They're adorable! I especially love it because now you also have a lazy way to carry them- tuck your hand under the strap. I love those lightbulb moments!

  4. so damn cute girl! they are gonna sell out! cute idea for closure too. and what the heck are those pumpkin things staring out at me from 'other posts you might light'. oh man, stop taunting.

  5. cuuuuuuuuuuute! i love these!! and you have found so much great fabric! love all the patterns and colors

  6. I like the original clutch, but the new style is great too! I especially like all the fun patterns. =0)
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  7. These are adorable! Great mix of patterns and colors. The style is so versatile, too.

  8. LOVE 3rd and 4th from bottom. How gratifying it is to arrive at the perfect solution!
    Sharing in in your happiness! :)

  9. Adorable patterns and clutches!
    Good luck for the sale!