You can add your own touches to most things you can buy.
I had a sweet friend's birthday approaching and I still wanted to get her a little something more to go along with a necklace I had already made for her. She is a busy, on the go kind of gal and mom to two young boys, so I wanted fun but also practical.
I love fun and practical.
I got out my box of fabric and ended up with this lovely combination. I love mixing colors, patterns, and textures!
I knew I wanted a pop of red in it somewhere and when I put the purple and red side by side, I was in love.
Now that you have your fabric choices, you will need to decide what size and shape you will be working with. I chose to go with a mod flower design.
Next, you will simply cut out your fabric. I cut leaves from my red fabric and a portion of the floral design from my purple fabric.
I put my design together and laid it out over a piece of gray duck cloth. I traced around the design and cut the duck cloth to serve as the backing and the border.
Now you'll grab your trusty sewing machine and stitch all the way around it and anywhere else you desire. I love to stitch within my design as well, adding more detail.
I chose to add a fabric rosette (in a lighter shade of purple) to my piece as well. Once I had finished sewing my design, I hand stitched the rosette on my piece.
Lastly, you'll heat up your iron and cut strips of stitch witchery to adhere your design onto your clutch.
I also added a dab of Fray Check around the edges of my design. I like the look of the frayed fabric but I also wanted to make sure that it would be nice and sturdy for lots of use.
glue gun & card stock (if you are also making a rosette)
I really love the way it turned out! Now, I want to make one for myself.