Friday, May 22, 2015

An Easy New Clutch Pattern and Photo Contest!

I love clutch patterns!  Don't you?  After working on a large handbag or tote, the idea of making something small is usually a welcomed relief.  So, when I came across a photo contest over on the blog Fabulous Home Sewn, I just had to try it!  If you would like to participate, guess what?  You still have time!  The contest ends on May 30th at midnight, so grab some of those fabric scraps I know you have lying around, and get stitchin'!  Now let's check out my clutch, shall we?! 

The Sunburst Clutch by GCC (pattern by Fabulous Home Sewn Patterns)

You have four pattern options to sew up for this contest.  I chose the Sunburst Clutch.  I was looking for something for my mom and this seemed to fit the bill.  She recently purchased an Iphone 6, so the bag she was using to carry around her phone was WAY too small.  Have you seen those monsters?  You probable have one (this is where I sit moping and secretly dream of having something other than a flip-phone......)  Ok, moving on!  :)

The Sunburst Clutch by GCC (pattern by Fabulous Home Sewn Patterns)

 It was fun to piece together the flap, as I had not pieced anything in a while.  The fabric I used for this clutch came from the scraps of a purse I recently made- my brand new CONCEAL AND CARRY purse!  The reveal is coming soon, so sign up to receive my e-mail so you don't miss THAT post! (You can sign up at the very top of the blog- wink. )

This chevron print in the blues, gray and neon is my FAVORITE new fabric.  I could pair it with so many different colors to satisfy any handbag lover who comes to my Etsy shop.  

The Sunburst Clutch by GCC (pattern by Fabulous Home Sewn Patterns)
This clutch has a magnetic snap, which is very easy to install.  Check out my tutorial if you need a little help, but Fenna does such an awesome job walking you through this pattern, that you probably will be just fine. 

The Sunburst Clutch by GCC (pattern by Fabulous Home Sewn Patterns)
The inside of this purse has a zipper too!  Great to hold your change or cash.  And check out the key ring!  If you have never installed a zipper, don't worry!  Fenna walks you through that as well.  I've come to LOVE putting in zippers and I'm sure you will too.  By the way, I think I accidentally made my zipper a little too small?  Maybe not, but it could have easily been bigger.  Also, ignore the blue dots!  I had already torn down my props and the sun was already down before I realized my marking pen was still showing up!  (how embarrassing...)  Oh well, you get the idea.  :)

The Sunburst Clutch by GCC (pattern by Fabulous Home Sewn Patterns)

So, that is my entry into Fenna's FABULOUS HOME SEWN PATTERN PHOTO CONTEST.  Don't forget to visit the link above to find out all the details about how to enter AND to find out about ALL the great prizes you could win!!  No kidding, there are a LOT of great prizes.  You can also find out more about the contest by joining the Faboulous Home Sewn Patterns facebook group

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'm off to celebrate my 16th wedding anniversary!!  Yippee!!  One night without my sweet little kiddos.  I think I can handle it.  (LOL!)

Oh!  One more thing!  My Etsy store, GCCginascraftcorner will be reopening on June 1st.  I've been working hard on a new concealed carry purse and I can't wait to show it to you!  I promised my customers 10 new bags on opening day.  WHAT WAS I THINKING?!!!  I have 2 down and only a week to go.  Can I do it???  Be sure to follow me if that interest you, because I will be posting my new bags here FIRST!  

Have a great memorial day weekend!