I was so excited that I'd successfully made three purses, that I decided to make up my own pattern (well, really just modify the one I was using) to make a clutch. It can't be that difficult, right?
I used a very heavy-weight upholstery fabric on the exterior, and this bird print on the interior. Everything went well - I sketched it all out before I cut anything, I had my measurements down exactly. I enjoyed the rainy afternoon as I cut out everything and interfaced the lining pieces.
I finished everything, turned it right-side-out, and wanted to cry. I know it doesn't show very badly in the picture, but the clutch is all lumpy, and bunching up at the top. My husband saw it and beamed with pride. He even declared that he "would buy that for me if he saw it in a shop." I love him so. Would you buy this lumpy, mis-shapen clutch-thing? Should I submit it as a Craft Fail?
P.S. I think I know what my mistake is. I shortened the overall length to make it the clutch size, but didn't modify the angle or the ratio of the top to the larger bottom (hence the bunching of the top). I am determined to get this right - stay tuned for more clutches (or craft fails - we'll see!). The only positive to this project (aside from learning from my mistakes, yada, yada) is that I finally taught myself how to install a magnetic snap. Woop woop!