Thursday, May 4, 2017

Embroidered Convertible Clutch

Since I already had my embroidery machine out, I thought I would use Caroline's embroidery pattern to make another project. I have some leather that has been sitting for a while and have been wanting to use it. 

I felt I could squeeze in a quick project using Aurifil's 50 wt. thread and Art Gallery Fabric's floral denim. I also used AGF's linen blend for the lining. I started drafting this convertible clutch and putting them together as I went along. There were some mistakes along the way as I was trying to see how best to make the embroidery design work and pairing it with the denim and real leather. Then there's the decision on interfacing. I like my bags to have shape and be sturdy. 

I really love how it turned out. I used some leftover large pieces of leather to make a tassel for the zipper pull. I think I can get used to sewing with leather. It wasn't that hard to do. I think the tassel would make a nice key fob also and a great use of small leftover leather pieces.

Due to time constraint I wasn't able to make the shoulder strap or put the pattern together for this clutch. This is a nice size and I can't wait to use it.

Linking to:

Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts


Missy Shay said...

Your clutch turned out great and the leather is a perfect touch!

Jeanna said...

You made a very nice clutch. I love the combination of the embroidery, denim and leather.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful clutch!

Miaismine said...

Wow! All I have is one word: Stunning! What a talented lady you are! I agree with Jeanna, the combination of all three worked perfectly together! The tassel is the perfect touch! Thank you for sharing!