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Rosette Clutch

Recently I participated in a super fun handmade gift swap.DSCF7198I whipped up a little clutch for my partner, because really, can you ever have too many?

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The linen rosettes are my favorite part. [warning: baby hands like rosettes too!]

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Cute little interior pocket, for cards and whatnot. I put some lace, fun pink elastic, and fabric inside and sent it along to its lovely new owner [who happens to be the mama of girls, so she'll probably appreciate the lace and pink elastic a little bit more than me!]

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I totally wanted to keep it. So maybe there will be more rosette clutch sewing in my future…

P.S. Who else is doing some major last minute gift making?? My machine has been buzzing non-stop all week, and I have at least one more present left. Or three.

The Clutch That Nearly Killed Me

My dear friend is turning thirty, so I decided to finally try to make the gathered clutch from Anna at Noodlehead.

I have seen this clutch many times, floating around the bloggy world.  So many women have made it, so I figured I could handle it.  Oh. My. Goodness.  I had such a hard time with it!  I don’t know if my brain was just a little mushy from caring for my sick kiddos, but I stared at that tutorial forEVER, trying to understand how I was supposed to sew on that zipper.

But I finally got it!

Once I figured it out, I had one of those “duh!” moments.  It definitely should not have taken me so long to figure it out.

I used the same fabric to make the pockets on the inside as I did for the band on the outside.  The outer fabric is a yummy linen that I snagged from the remnants section at JoAnn’s (plus, I had a 20% off coupon, so I got a killer deal!).

I think she’ll love it.
And if she doesn’t, I’ll use it!

Now that I’ve made one, I think making more will be super easy.  Christmas presents, anyone??

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