SEW Hip! Blossom Clutch (issue 23) is ready to go….
The countdown has truly begun!
The SEW Hip! Blossom Clutch is my fourth to last SEW Hip! Challenge project
and it looks great.
Actually everything looks great at the moment.
I have 3 project left to make, with a whole 6 weeks to do it in.
Have I mentioned yet how cruisy this project is?
It is seriously easy…
Even with the weird looking 'Hex' frame.
I know I say this all the time about
SEW Hip! patterns
but this one is really easy.
In fact, I think most sewers would be able to knock this beauty out in no time
without the template or instructions!
I even found the whole back to front, upside down inside out section easy
I always get that wrong.
Of course I slightly deviated from the pattern. I didn't sew in a pocket
nor did I use 'thin wadding' for the bag sides.
a) I never use internal bag pockets, and
b) I couldn't be bothered to go and buy some 'thin wadding'.
I used left over quilting batting instead.
Luckily, the slighter thicker batting didn't compromise the look of the bag. If nothing, I think it has helped to keep the bag's lovely curved lines.
There's nothing worse than a saggy bottom!
The bulk of the sewing for the SEW Hip! Blossom Clutch takes less than an hour including adding the o'rings to hold the chain handle.
Which is simply amazing
for a beginner's project let alone an intermediate one.
Once the o'rings are in place, all that there is left to do is create the frame casing.
It's a little more sewing but again nothing
that even most inexperienced sewer can't handle.
To create the frame casing, simply fold over the tops of your bag side (approx 4cm).
Double check your Hex frame can slide into the casing and sew.
Then it's simply a matter of gently pushing your separated frame pieces into your casing and popping the hinge nails back in.
end up with something that looks like this
Add the chain handle…..
SEW Hip! Blossom Clutch!
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