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??


  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...

  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?

  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.

  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!

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

  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!

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

  8. Your little clutches are great!

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