Nothing quite a little challenge to get my inspiration in overdrive. So when I saw the Lemon Squeezy Home Purse week contest post I just got right onto it.
I had a few ideas already trotting in my head and I knew exactely where to dig up in my stash to find the supplies for 2 reasons, first I'm stashbusting with Robin @ The T-Shirt diaries and secondly I was already working on another purse project but shhh that one is a secret!
Note I almost tossed everything because that pretty blue fabric I picked out of my stash was fraying like crazy even though I had cut all the pieces with my pinking scissors. This is when I'm telling myself I really should invest into an overlock machine!So 2 late nights after this is the purse I put together for the challenge. As usual, I just winged it a bit as I was a bit limited in my supply options but this is not my first clutch. I learned a lot from my previous experiences like this one that I made for the Craftaholic Anonymous Christmas in July gift exchange :
This time I chose to make a couple of things differently.
- Added a gusset on each side
- Rounded the edges of the front flap and made it longer
- No apparent button as I figured a good way to conceal the magnetic snap
So without further ado ... my latest purse creation: the China Blue Clutch.
How did I do ?