Friday, March 28, 2014

Meringue Clutch Finish

I was super excited to sew up the March bag in the Big City Bags SAL and was hoping to sew up two of them.  Well that didn't happen,but I did manage to get one sewed up!


My version of the Merengue Clutch... I love the clutch,but for some reason my gathers just did not turn out right :(  They are way too big and when I sewed them they flattened out.  I did like it a bet better after ripping out the  two lines of top stitching across the center of the bag...


This is a rather large clutch with plenty of room to hold everything you might need.  This is the first "bag" in the book that does not include pockets,probably because it is a clutch and not a bag.  It is certainly big enough to add a small pocket if one wanted to.

Not sure if I will make another one,because I am not really happy with how the gathers came out.  Any tips from you guys/gals on how to fix my flat gathers?

Linking up to the finish party over at : Sewing with Squeak

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7 comments:

  1. I had every intention of sewing this with you but I never made it to JoAnns for supplies. I guess that is a sign that it just wasn't meant to be. I do love how yours turned out. What a great print that you used!

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  2. I think the gathers look rather pretty. At least on the photos! I love the fabric you picked for it.

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  3. I think it looks fantastic, I actually love your gathers. I think to get them even you have to carefully pin each and every one before sewing.

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  4. Celynn, love your bag. The colors are so cheery!!

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  5. Your gathers looks pretty darn good to me! I think that fabric is the perfect choice for this bag. It looks wavy almost and the contrasting fabric is so bold, a great combination. I enlarged your photos and your zipper and hook thingy (I don't make bags so I don't know what the wrist strap thing is called) look so professional!!!!!! Wowza!

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  6. I can't help but repeat what everyone else is saying here. The colors in this clutch are stupendous! So bright and eye-grabbing. It looks good.

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  7. I love your bag. I think it looks great! :)

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