Monday, March 26, 2012

This world is but canvas to our imaginations. -Henry David Thoreau

Last weekend - St. Patrick's Day to be precise - was my friend Kim's birthday so of course I had to make her a present! Since Kim is super-stylin' and stuff I decided to make her a clutch purse.

The clutch is my own design, but is pretty darn simple! I wanted to make the type of clutch that could be carried as a bigger pouch but could also be folded over to "clutch" in the hand. It measures about 10x14" and I really like how the proportions all worked out.

The faux-bois fabric is home dec weight from Ikea and all of the leather bits and hardware are reclaimed from old purses that I've cut apart. The interior (which of course I forgot to take pictures of) is a chocolate brown cotton and there's a small zipper picket inside too! Frankly, when I finished this up I was really tempted to keep it for myself - obviously I didn't do that and I am happy to report that Kim loves it!

And, just in case you wanted to know, the April issue of Simply Knitting included this awesome little owl row counter that so cutely matches the owl needle gauge I shared in my last post! Eeep, too too too much fun!


  1. it is very pretty and I love the fabric....I love to use the home dec weight for any type of bag...It just gives it more body.

  2. SO cute! I would have had to whip up something else and kept this!