What is a sewist to do? Why, order a new machine of course! It's coming today, a Singer Quantum Stylist 9960. Super excited. It has lots of stitches and gadgets and things for me to explore :-) And I expect it will last a bit longer than my last machine.
Meanwhile...a project for Priss the IKEA SY- the Keyka Lou clutch with inset zipper! I downloaded the pattern and purchased the colorful set of 12" zippers from Pink Chalk.
This is a fun project that uses almost no fabric. The pattern actually includes templates for two sizes:
Clutch: 11" wide x 6.75" high (28cm x 17cm)
Pouch: 8" wide x 5" high (20cm x 13cm)
I opted for the clutch, they are so 'in' right now! Here is the shell, with the zipper inserted,
|Kanji Keepsake Calico, JoAnns|
Shelburne Calico Gardens. red dot, Windham Fabrics
And the lining. I added a cell phone and miscellaneous pocket to one side. Got to have these!
|American Jane Petit Poulet Stripe, Moda Fabrics|
I used Pellon 808 Craft Fuse interfacing on the shell pieces, and a sewed a linen blend interlining on the lining pieces. The goal was to have a bag that doesn't flop when it's clutched or opened - my combination worked out perfectly!
A peek inside - and you can see how the zipper is inset about 1 1/2". I think this looks very smart...
Love my new clutch! This might be a nice holiday gift item...
Bye for now, I'm going outside to flag down any UPS truck I see - Coco!