Tuesday, March 08, 2011

How Not to Make a Clutch

Start with a tutorial from an awesome blog, but don't follow it closely.

Add in WAY more pockets than in the tutorial. It always works.
Also, don't use a zipper foot, as recommended.
And then when you are having problems, don't rip it out and try to fix it. Do just think it's going to work out.

See that picture below?
It won't.

So, here's how to make a cute clutch that you can be proud enough of to actually gift to someone outside of your blood line.

Follow directions.

Don't bend the rules when you aren't sure what they are to begin with.
Do iron between all the steps. It makes a huge diff.

If it's not coming together, don't plow through. Stop and pick it out and do it again.
{if you don't know why, look at the picture above with the crazy zipper}
And what you'll end up with is one perfectly pretty bag to tote all your chappysticks around in. And maybe keys and some other stuffs.

I've made three. Two turned out cute.


Erin_Skidmore said...

chelsea! cuuuuuute! isn't it amazing what following directions can do :)

Natalie said...

I love that.

And i think I know why I don't like to sew... too much ironing. :)

Kerrie Anne said...

Oh so cute! You are wonder woman!