A couple of months ago, I was in the mood to sew something random and quick. I have a couple of really big projects going on right now (quilts!) but I wanted to sit at my machine for an hour or two and whip up something handmade. I was browsing one of my friend’s sewing blogs, See Kate Sew, (an absolute must-read, she is amazing), and saw that I was just in time to join her clutch-along, (where you join other seamstresses and sew the same pattern and share your pictures). I sewed a mini version of Kate’s clutch, and shared it on Instagram and Flickr. It was my first time participating in a Sew-Along, and it was great fun!
Today, I am sharing the tutorial for my mini clutch, adapted from Kate’s pattern. There are a few differences… the first being that its “mini.” I scaled down the pattern to be small enough to carry 5 passports. (I made this clutch just in time to take on our Disney Cruise back in May). I also added top-stitching, a different closure, and I quilted the whole thing.
For my fabrics, I used Riley Blake’s gray dots from the Verona collection.
I lined it with my favorite Eiffel Tower fabric that I bought at a shop in Salt Lake City last fall when I attended the Sewing Summit. (I also made an infinity scarf with it).