I might as well be in a candy shop - look at these zippers! Twelve 12" zippers in such beautiful colors! Not sure if I should sew them or just hang them on a string an look at them...
They came today from Pink Chalk Fabrics, only $9.95 for 12! (Love the store, the blog, the newsletter). And they really do go with something.
I've been feeling crafty - and I blame it on Svetlana. Her small quilted and pieced projects on s.o.t.a.k. homemade are so beautiful. Well, her quilts are beyond beautiful. I like to go and just look once in a while.
Anyway, I love to make bags and purses and pouches. She has done some really pretty ones. And lately it seems everyone (movie stars, royalty, tinkerbell...) is carrying a clutch purse. So...I'm going to make some!
Pink Chalk has a great downloadable pattern from Keyka Lou, $8.
Looks are deceiving - the large one is just shy of 12" x 7"! And the smaller one is 8" x 5". Love it that you get both sizes in the pattern.
And the really nice touch (what makes this a clutch, not a cosmetic bag), the inset zipper. I've never sewn an inset zipper, am happy to have a pattern at last.
So I've actually been saving even the small scraps of all the cottons I've been sewing this summer, and I have a bunch from quilts and craft projects. Sometimes I need a break from sewing garments and just want to fool around with something. This should be perfect!
That looks like fun, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!ReplyDelete