Friday, August 20, 2010

More patchwork clutchbags

I have become slightly obsessed with making these patchwork clutchbags. I really like the way that, eventhough I am using the same fabrics in all the bags,they look so different depending on the fabric I choose for the end strip. I also love the braid I added too.






I have had such a busy week. I am attending the Terryglass Arts Festival Craft Fair on Sunday and am trying to make stock but it is selling quicker than I can make it. That's not a bad thing but I always worry when I go to these fairs that I won't have enough.

I am also very excited because I have started organising an xmas craft fair in Ballinasloe . Date is booked in Gullanes Hotel Ballinasloe for Sunday November 14th. (11.30-6.00 I want to target the 11.00 mass- goers).

Loads more going on too, and tonnes more news to come....

18 comments:

  1. I can see why you're obsessed...these are gorgeous! Are you going to post a tutorial? How about a tute on how to insert those clasps? Beautiful bags! Happy Sewing! :o)

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  2. I can comment again!!!!! Thank Goodness my google problem seems sorted (don't know how, but...) I love love love these bags, they are just simply gorgeous... Might see you in Terryglass over the weekend XX

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  3. They are just the cutest. No wonder you are enjoying making them.

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  4. This is a terrific clutch!!! I really like the clasp. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Love it ! Love the clasps :)

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  6. Oh Andrea, I am drooling over these clutches!!! So so so adoreable! I second the tutorial idea! I am dying to know how to use those neat clasps...

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  7. These are great--a tute would be appreciated! Good luck at the fairs.

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  8. these clutch bags are so so so so so amazing. i love them!!!!

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  9. Hey Andrea! Thanks for all the compliments!! I think putting some hexies together for a clutch would be adoreable! I think I remember there recently being a tutorial from jaybirdquilts.com..here I found it! http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/2010/08/hand-sewing-hexagons-part-1.html and I believe she will be posting a part 2 to the tutorial in the next few days...also I found this tutorial which shows you how to machine sew the hexies together (it will definitly try your patience, but much quicker than hand sewing!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQG0V42O0fI I'm sure you'll come up with something fabulous as usual, cant wait to see!!

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  10. These are so pretty, I see why you are wild about them. I love the fabric and color selections you have made!

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  11. Love those scrappy happy little purses. I sew love them! I wish you would post a tutorial of how to make them! Awesome! I am impressed!

    carla louise
    www.ohsewaddicted.com

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  12. Ah i see a common thread here...I think a tutorial is on the cards. Attaching the clutch frame is very fiddley but I will try my best to describe with photos how I do it. Happy lush friday everyone and thanks for all the comments. I love reading them.

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  13. Very very cute!

    Thanks for linking up at www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

    I hope to see you Friday for another link party!

    Ashley

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  14. Those bags are so cute!! So talented you are ... and busy! Thanks for sharing!

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