Sunday, October 2, 2016

Round Elements Curvy Clutch

Round Elements Curvy Clutches.

A few months ago Afton at QuiltingMod issued a fabric challenge using Round Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics.  Admittedly I'm not that excited by the fabrics, but told her to keep me as a backup should anyone need to drop out.  Sure enough I was needed, and I decided to make some Curvy Clutches (free pattern!) as future teacher gifts.  

Curvy Clutch #1.

I paired up two fabrics with various trims and zippers from my stash, and picked a coordinating Round Elements fabric for the lining (forgot to get a picture of the interiors!  Darn).

Curvy Clutch #2

I took all the fabrics and materials with me on my sewing-beach vacation in August.  It's a great travel project!  Plus then I was able to do a beach photoshoot with them.

Curvy Clutch #3
For the record, you can make a curvy clutch out of a Fat Eighth of fabric!  It was tight, but my FE were just big enough, hurray!  Many thanks to Afton for supplying the fabrics for this challenge!

Curvy Clutch #4

Next I will get some Starbucks gift cards and other little goodies to put in the bags.  What are you favorite things to give or receive as a teacher??

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for stepping in when I realized I was more than over committed! The clutches are so cute and I am sure the teachers are going to really appreciate them and the goodies you put inside. I would put in some chocolate, personally...

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  2. I like the rick-rack and lace trims. I might add these to my to-do list.
    I have no idea what to put in them. The idea of teacher gifts is new to me, something I learned about from reading US-based blogs. I think if I were a teacher, I would probably drink a lot more and eat lots of chocolate to cope with other people's children. Alcohol and chocolate?

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  3. Great color combinations and beautiful beach pics! I always love your trims. Hmm. I have to admit that I'm powered by small gift cards. Also, a note from a student is great for a pouch.

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  4. Such cute pouches! I made simple pouches for my daughter's teachers last Christmas and put some Amazon (or was it Visa?) gift cards in them. As the daughter and sister of teachers, I know they really appreciate them!

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  5. These are so cute! The addition of the trims add so much and what great gifts!

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  6. These are so cute! The addition of the trim is the perfect touch. I am sure the teachers are going to flip out when they receive theirs...Candy is always a good addition to little appreciation gifts!

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  7. I didn't notice the trim in your IG picture. That's such a cute addition!

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  8. Very cute and useful. I like the different trims you used.

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