Thursday 8 May 2014

So sew easy's "make it yours" sewing competition and my entry :)

Hi everyone :)

Last Saturday, I found out about the "make it your own" competition being run by So Sew Easy.  On a whim I decided to enter!  I started planing that very night, and I felt the need to turn on the sewing machine and start work at 10pm...Yes, this 27 weeks pregnant lady was up till well after 11pm beginning work on my entry and by Wednesday I had finished :)

I started by downloading the pattern, and then started piecing my pieces of fabric together as I wanted to make the clutch my own with patchwork...

Then when I went to cut out my pattern pieces...I found out I hadn't made the patchwork quite big enough...

So...I added a row of patchwork and cut out my patchwork pattern piece, and quilted it :)

The bag was relatively quick to put together, but deciding on how to embellish it was HARD :P  I had a lot of options...I was choosing between a flower, or button details...


But I ended up deciding that the best option, the option that I thought best showcased the patchwork and quilting I had already completed, was this one...

I think the clutch is beautiful, and I am so pleased with it!  Want to see more photos of it?  Of course you do!

The beautiful lined interior (linked in fabric from Ikea), 
the colours match the patchwork perfectly :)

A full view of the open clutch from the back.

The quilting lines are beautiful...I just had to share a clearer shot of them :)

And here is a picture of the back, when the clutch is closed :)

Voting opens in June, and I'll let you know where you can view all the entries and how voting works then :)

I'm so pleased with how this clutch has turned out, now comes the hard decision...should I keep it, gift it to a friend or sell it in my shop?
Decisions, decisions...
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1 comment:

  1. Wowza, I love your quilted patchwork bag, the colours are great! It's such a brilliant pattern that I am definitely going to make some more, I think at least one will be patchwork - I think this is beautiful.