Monday, June 18, 2012

Zippered Clutch Purses

 Zippered Clutch Purses

Somehow, I found my way to Anna's blog  'Noodlehead' and found a great tutorial for making a cute zippered clutch. 

The entire tutorial is on her blog, so there is no need to copy it here. Just visit  Anna's tutorial for the zippered clutch purse. gather your own supplies, and make up a bunch of these.

The first one was a little tricky, because I just couldn't understand the instructions about the zipper. I've put in lots of zippers, but...once you have that figured out, everything's smooth sailing. I'm not saying that her instructions were not correct, but that if you're going to make these more than once, I'd suggest writing down your own instructions (your own language, so to speak) to make it easier the second time.


 Ruffled Clutch using batik fabric
I lined it with the orange and black stripe.


Back of same ruffled clutch

I loved this 'African' print, which I gave to one daughter. For the other daughter, I used musical notation fabric and instruments. It was fun choosing fabrics for these. There are some gorgeous batiks out there, and they were not expensive.

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19 comments:

Eileen said...

They are lovely, I'm sure your daughters loved them. The musical notes fabric is fun. I think I'd have to search out some fabric with dogs on for myself, but unfortunately I've never been keen on sewing and don't own a sewing machine!

EM Illustrator said...

These looks great to me :-) I love the fabric's you've been using.
Have a lovely day!

Eva

Paulette said...

What a fun gift for you daughters. I wish I. Knew how to sew.

Jenn said...

Those are fantastic, Judy! When I was younger my grandma made me a zippered clutch.. I carried it everywhere! Wish I had saved it :(

Sandra said...

beautiful, you are so talented. the last zipper i tried to put in, was in class in 9th grade, a side zipper in a dress. the 4th time i ripped out the zipper, i tore the dress in half and got an F for my temper tantrum. i love the back side of the ruffled one.

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Look at you go, Judy! They're great! I love the fabric you chose, especially the piano fabric!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

These are so lovely!! You've been choosing awesome fabrics!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

You did a great job, they look very professional. And choosing the fabric to suit the recipient is a great idea.

So do we see a Etsy store in your future?

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Debra said...

These are fabulous! Perfect for so many things!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a great job you did! They look great! Hope you're having a nice Monday!

Heide at ApronHistory said...

What a fun project! It is nice to have a quick gift to whip up or crank out a bunch for the stash. I love this size for my cards and money. I am not much of a purse girl and it fits nicly in a pocket.

Yenta Mary said...

Just one more reason to wish I could sew - those are so cute, and I love how they can be personalized!

Sherry said...

Oh, so very cute!
Sherry

Ruth Kelly said...

I always hated putting zipper in anything so no I won't be making a zippered clutch.

Etcetorize said...

Great gifts! I love the fabrics you chose. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

Life Happens said...

Very cute. I have limited abilities when it comes to sewing. I don't know how to sew a zipper on!

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh Judy I used to sew and I miss it - don't even have a working machine anymore and not sure if I would sew enough to buy one. Those were great. They will love them. sandie

Denise said...

Really nice.

Terry said...

I am too afraid to sew anything with a zipper, lol. I love your fabric choices, very fresh. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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