Thursday, October 21, 2010

Finally Some Sewing!

Well, after weeks of talking about making Christmas pressies I finally tackled one of the patterns.  This is for the gathered clutch bag (tutorial found on Noodlehead), which can also double as a small make-up bag I guess - although I have found another pattern for those which is more 3-dimensional.
Anyhoos, as usual I got slightly baffled halfway through the instructions and ended up improvising, (I'm really pants at following instructions unless they're really, really clear).
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present my first attempt at the Gathered Clutch:

You can see the interfacing in the last photo so I'll need to pay more attention on the next one.  Also going to include the divider and cardholder or at least include a wee inside pocket. 
Right, off to the midwife now for my 31 week check-up and have a sneaking suspicion that I'll be making more bags when I get home :)


  1. It looks fab. Who cares what the interfacing is doing on the inside... did I just say that? x

  2. so cute, love those colors, too! Good luck with the rest of your doctor appts, such an exciting time for you and your family!

  3. Maxabella - I don't mind dodgy interfacing if it's just for me but it has to be perfect for pressies so a bit more care is needed with the next few :) Am just happy it worked, I love it!

    Anna - Only 8 weeks (and a few days) left to go so the appointments are thick and fast now! Looking forward to ante and aqua natal classes, get myself prepared for the horrors of labour!