Was going through some of my closet and purging last week and came across this clutch that I bought from Target several years ago. I looked it over...."Meh", I thought to myself, "I haven't used this thing in eons."
Blech, I typically love mustard yellow, but for some reason this sad little clutch just wasn't speaking to me anymore. Out it goes. I tossed it aside. Then I started to think about it. Why not just take it apart and use the pieces as a pattern to make a new one??? YEESS!! So I went to work. I gathered my seam ripper, and my eyeglasses screwdriver, and the clutch and dropped them all in my purse. I took the whole thing apart while waiting in line at carpool. LOL
I didn't think to take a before picture, because honestly, I wasn't convinced that the finished product would be post worthy. I just knew that it would probably end up being a disaster, so I figured why bother. lol Kicking myself in the butt now, but I did take a pic off all of the pieces. (See above)
It took me a few days to figure out how I wanted to put this together again. I took my time.......I used cardstock, spray adhesive, steam-a-seam, batting, a fat quarter of my Clouds fabric, a fat quarter of Kona Cotton Coral, some thread, and a fancy Japanese zipper that I had stashed away.
I measured twice and cut once over the weekend and stayed up all night last night to finish it. (And no I haven't been to bed, yet. I know. I know!! But I just couldn't sleep because of excitement...for obvious reasons. :P)
The hardware was SO easy to put install! The frame comes with screws and you just slide the frame on top of the clutch and screw that bad boy down. The clasp installs similiar to magnetic snaps that ,any of us are familiar with. You know the ones with the two prongs?? Easy peasy!
I'm so, SO pleased with how it came together!! I lcan tell you that it was very simple to put together, just a lot of cutting, but I think we're all used to that by now. :P It's incredible easy and what I love about it is that it looks like advanced sewing, but it's so not! Anyone could make one of these.
I just went on Google trying to find this frame, beacuse I do believe I need to make another! I managed to find a few on Etsy from a few different shops in Asia, (Here, here, here, and here!) but so far nothing local. One shop even has a similiar clutch featured, but sadly no pattern. :( So I guess you know what that means!! *cough* ^_~
I can't remember the last time I made something just for me, as I'm always sewing things for friends, family, the littles, work.....so happy that I can keep this all to myself!