Painter’s Clutch

Hi All,

I just finished,  in less than an hour, this little purse.  I used the pattern and followed the instructions in the new “Just for You” book by Caroline of Sew Can She. It is called Painter’s Clutch because the handles are made from paint stir sticks. How clever!

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Here is the original from the book. It was designed by Blue Susan Makes and you can read her post about it here.

I used two fat quarters and some left over solid black for the lining. The embroidery design is from Urban Threads and I embroidered it on solid black, trimmed and raw edge appliqued on the fabric before construction.

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I like these little birds and have used them before. Not long ago I used them on the pillow I blogged about here.

what can a thrifted sheet & 1 fat quarter make @

I didn’t have a snap so I used a button and a piece of elastic as the closure. Worked perfectly.

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It was so easy and quick to make, I am going to make another. I think I’ll try denim this time.

The book is full of easy, quick projects. You can read more about the projects at Sew Can She.

See you next time.



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