I wanted to make a nice cute little clutch for myself and I saw this free downloadable pattern for a cute little clutch purse from KwikSew and I had to make it.
I used left over upholstery fabric from cushions covers I made a while back. I used another wooden bracelet from my jewellery stash as a handle – I omitted the piping edging. It turned out well as my wallet fitted perfectly in it, plus my mobile phone and keys. With the bracelet as the handle, I just slipped it on and didn’t have to worry about leaving it behind or having to have my husband hold it for me – perfect!
As it is a free pattern, I first made sure I got permission to be able sell the bags from this pattern, and the manager of KwikSew Australia has advised me I can as long as I mention the pattern is a free KwikSew one – done!
Yesterday, I bought a few bargains from Cotton On and Cotton On Kids. I saw these cute floral cotton drill skirts for $5 each and bought the biggest sizes to get as much fabric from it. I also saw these cute little girl’s necklaces (leather string with circle and oval rings) – great addition to my bags.
I made wristlet bags from these skirts and used the circular rings + also 3 other ones from some spare fabrics on hand.