This post is inspired by a couple different things I saw on the web last week. First of all, Elise posted on her blog this super cute clutch that she made & I was inspired to try my own, working with I already had on hand. I'd purchased brown vinyl on clearance at JoAnn's a few months ago and Elise's cute clutch was just the thing to inspire me.
A few things-
I wish I'd made mine a little taller. I should have read her post a little bit better before beginning. I do wish that there was a little more room, but it's ok. I still like it.
I broke a needle sewing over the metal zipper. Does anyone have any tips for this? A friend suggested that I use a walking foot instead of my regular sewing foot, but I do have to say that I'm intimidated by that thing. ;)
Next time (yes, I'll be making another) I'm not using brown. I like it enough, but would be happier with something a little less bank bag-ish. Also, next time I'll hopefully remember to sew my label into it. I've had a really bad habit of forgetting that lately. Ugh.
The other thing that prompted this post is instagram. There's a little photo challenge to take a different photo each day in January, and one of the challenges a few days ago was to take a photo of what's in your bag, so I thought I'd take that prompt & run with it.
So, what about you? What's in your bag?