My New Fave Pattern: the Curvy Clutch

When you participate in swaps, you always want to add some goodies.   I had bought the Sew Together bag pattern with the intention of adding that to this year's swap packages, but after making one I decided that it was just too much work when you have multiple swaps happening.  So when the Curvy Clutch pattern came out (and it's free!) I downloaded it hoping to have found a perfect swap extra.

The first one I made was the Lizzy House one.  It went so fast and was really well written, so every step was pretty easy.  I only had to check myself once when attaching the zipper, but that's just a good idea whenever zippers are involved.  

I didn't add piping or anything to mine, mostly because I didn't have piping in the right colors, but also the fabrics are enough on their own.  I think i'm going to buy a pile of piping and rick rack to try with this pattern, and maybe leather for the top accent panel.  There's so many on Instagram under the hashtag #curvyclutch that you can scroll forever and get all the inspiration you want.

These are just the right size for pens and washi tape, or you could fill them with some sewing supplies for sewing on the go.  I think big scissors will just fit in these, but it might be a squeeze.  I enlarged the pattern and plan on making a larger purse-sized one with a strap.  And I'm going to try fusible fleece as my interfacing on the next one.  I think it'll have a nicer stand, especially if the pattern is enlarged. 

Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish it up Friday!