Secret Garden Clutch

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Vintage, colorful, feminine, floral, happy, sophisticated.   It's everything I had in mind when I created this clutch.  I drafted my own pattern, added a gusset for extra room, and I learned how to put a magnetic snap in (yay!).  The magnetic snap was waaay easier than I thought it would be.  I used a couple of tutorials here and here to figure it out.  I'm very happy with the way it turned out!  There is a very subtle yet striking beauty about it.  I will totally be rocking this one at all times.

One thing I'm very interested in is learning how to style what  I've made.  I think J.Crew, Anthropologie, and Club Monaco do a really good job of styling their products so it is one of my goals to learn this skill in a very artful way.  But for now, I was just experimenting with what I already have.

After I finished making this clutch the first person I thought of was Tracee Ellis Ross.  I Love Her Style!


Lastly, there is a purse contest going on over at  Lemon Squeezy Home from September 26-30th.   I entered this clutch in to it and I'm really thinking about making a crossbody bag for the contest as well.   I guess we'll have to wait and see... : )

Happy Sewing!


  1. That floral is absolutely beautiful! And so in Ms. Ross!

  2. So well done! Love the fabrics you've used, maybe I will muster up the courage to try one of these! Good luck with the contest, and i love the flower, striped box styling shot...

  3. Gorg clutch, and I looove Tracey, her style that mane, love it all!

  4. Good luck in the purse contest!! Great Job. How are you doing?

    Happy Sewing

  5. Good luck Tori, I'll have my fingers and toes crossed for you! You've done an awesome job.

  6. this is such a lovely clutch. I kinda want it :)

  7. LOVE this clutch Tori...I've been looking for a cool clutch actually!


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