Monday, July 8, 2013

Flowers and Butterflies Clutch

Do you read Mollie Makes? It's one of my absolute favorite craft magazines. The most recent issue had this amazing clutch project in it, so I whipped one up!

I made a few adjustments to the pattern. I added magnetic snaps and instead of adding a trigger with a leather pull to the zipper, I inserted a little wrist wrap.

Fabric: straight from my Aunt Maude's stash
Leather: scraps courtesy of my friend Jessica, left over from the Leather Craft Party
Zipper and magnetic snaps: Joanns

It was my first time sewing with leather on my machine, and I was worried it would be a beast. It wasn't so bad! And why is the sound of the needle hitting leather so satisfying?

Have you ever made something with leather? I still have plenty of scraps, so send your ideas my way!


  1. These are so cute! I love the leather. I see Christmas gifts...

  2. I've been too scared to try leather. I don't know why! I noticed my local cheap fabric place had a basket of leather remnants the other day so maybe I should try a bag.I have the Hot Patterns Nairobi bag pattern somewhere...

  3. Oh wow! I love that fabric! And no, I've never sewn with leather! Do you use the soft kind? And good job on the magnetic snap and wrist wrap!


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