December 11, 2011

Strawberry Pocket Clutch

It stinks because I really wanna tell you more about this pouch - like who I made it for and the thought process behind it - but I can't because I'm afraid they'll read this!

So all I can tell you is that it's a Christmas present for someone close to me, and it's not Ray (although he did think it was "cute").

I used Keyka Lou's Pocket Clutch pattern (which was incredibly easy, by the way). The most time-consuming part was cutting out the fabric, because it literally took me about 20 minutes to sew this puppy. And I liked how it turned out so much I made a duplicate for my shop! I'm slowly but surely managing to build up my inventory - a big thanks to those of you that commented / emailed me with tips the other day :)

And in case you're wondering where I got the fabric, the Navy Dot was from Joann's Premium Quilting Cottons section, and the adorable Strawberry print is from Hancock Fabrics (I don't know if they still carry it though, because I picked it up pre-incident and haven't been back since then, lol!) I know a lot of people rag on Hancock's and Joann's...yes, some of their fabric is really cheap, scratchy and/or thin, and 99% of their employees are oblivious to anything sewing related...but I actually find a lot of cute fabric there. You just have to be willing to dig a little bit! Because let's face it, they do have some nice stuff that most people would buy if they saw it sitting in their LQS - but since it's Joann's, they turn up their nose. I put on no such airs because hey, let's be honest, I come from a small town in Eastern Kentucky, plus momma didn't raise no snob. She can bargain hunt with the best of them :)


I love that polka dot fabric! I like to go to Joanns on Monday mornings after they unload the truck to see what new fabric comes day they had that navy polka dot plus an identical polka dot on gray and a larger polka dot on brown. I bought a yard of each and really regret not buying more because they haven't had the gray or brown since and I've used up both. The strawberry fabric is sweet!

I mostly shop at Joann's and am not ashamed of it. The quilt shops here carry fabrics geared toward the older generation and I only shop at one of them for their felt room. Besides, some designer fabrics feel cheap to me and don't even get me started on Spoonflower. I love the idea behind it, but the fabric is not worth the cost and I can do printing at home if I want to.

I bought that pattern awhile back and have yet to make anything with it. I'm glad to hear it's a quick one! This version is adorable.

CahYOOOOT! Love it so much!!

Took me a while to read this post because I got side tracked reading about the "incident". How funny! Picked myself up off the floor, wiped my teary eyes and checked to make sure I could find it again. I've got to read that one to my husband. No HanCOCK fabrics in my town but if I do shop there I will definitely wash my fabric, Nothing exciting ever happens in my LQS. I'm jealous! As for the guy in the car, takes distracted driving to a whole new level!

EEEEKKKKKKK! CA-UTEness! Love it! And yes, there is nothing wrong with a bargain- I love Joanns, especially with coupons :) Awesome job- so darling!

I'm the same way; I like a good fabric hunt, no matter the place. This pouch is super cute, K!

It will looks very awesome if outer print goes inner and inner print comes outside...As per my opinion.

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