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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  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!

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

  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.

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

  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!

  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.

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


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