The Classic Clutch

Hi Everyone -

I’m just finishing up the very last of the market preparations.  I’m putting the binding on the last quilt and I am packing my suitcase.  Luckily that last quilt is just a runner, so it should be done shortly.

The pattern is from the Living Large 2 book that I just previewed and the fabric is another sneak peek at Whimsy.  For any shop owners reading this, the line will preview at market.  You can swing by my booth to see lots of quilts done with the line or to see a Henry Glass rep about ordering.  For the rest of you, I will keep you posted on when it arrives in shops – probably the end of June.

Before I forget, the winners of the Living Large 2 book from the last two posts are:

Jenny Michael and Sandi ~ Call me Crazy.  Please e-mail your shipping addresses to: hmulder@wecnet.com

I have one last preview that I want to get in before I leave for market.  It’s called The Classic Clutch.

I started thinking about clutches in the first place because I was having issues with my large purse.  I use a really large purse because I always want to have a hand-work or knitting project with me at ALL times.  This is how large my purse is -

The problem with having this large of a purse is sometimes I just don’t feel like dragging it with on every errand.  When I am just running into a store for a gallon or milk or a quick trip into the post office, I don’t need the whole thing with me.  I wanted a smaller purse that would fit inside my big purse, that would just hold the necessities.  That way I could grab just that when I ran into the store. 

The first little purse I tried was one of these wallets:

There are everywhere in the stores.  I know many people who have them, so they must be popular.  I didn’t last long with this one, as the clasp never stayed shut.  I decided I needed to make my own because I needed it to be slightly larger – with handles, pockets, and personalized with a cute-large scale fabric.  Something practical, yet cute.  After lots of demos, here is what I’ve come up with:

Inside is a divider that holds the cards I use on a regular basis.  Behind the divider, you can store some cash (not shown).  There is also room for a checkbook and lipstick.  The back pocket holds your keys and cell phone.

I also made a larger size.  I put longer handles on this one so I can throw it over my shoulders for hands-free shopping.  This one still fits inside my regular purse, so I can pull it out for those quick trips.  I will also use this one for an all day shopping trip, as that large purse causes my shoulders to get sore if I use it for a full day.  By the way, you can make both size handles and just switch them out as needed.  I found the little clips at the hardware store for $1.50, so it’s quite inexpensive to make both.

The view from the back side shows the optional zipper pocket (for your cell phone or whatever).  I love the way the zipper cuts through this large print.  By the way, don’t be scared of the zipper.  It’s SO much easier than you think!

(Please excuse the questionable photos.  Joel and I had a good laugh over him trying to be a purse photographer and me trying to be a model!)

Mom and I have made up several color options so far, including another one using fabrics by Valori Wells (the last two were her fabrics as well).

I made this one to match the afore mentioned purse, using my Artful Home fabric.

I also thought I needed a basic black one.  (This is an early demo model, so a few things have been tweaked, including how to reduce the wear-and-tear shown in the area over the magnetic clasp.)

The construction is quick and easy, so they will go together in an evening.  They also make perfect gifts for girlfriends and family members.  The instructions are detailed and full of photos, so that also helps with the construction.  I have struggled in the past with instructions for things other than quilts, so I knew I wanted to include really detailed instructions.  When I look at a quilt, I can often see how it is put together.  When I look at a purse, I have no idea where to begin.  Many patterns just describe how to put the item together, but text can be interpreted in so many ways.  Having photo instructions leaves a lot less room for questions, and hopefully, a more successful outcome.

The patterns started shipping last week, so they should be out and about.  In the meantime, we will continue the tradition and give away a copy to one of the commenters.  I’ll announce the winner after quilt market.

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154 Responses to The Classic Clutch

  1. Nancy says:

    Boy, do I need that pattern!!! I also carry a huge bag, after all, we never know when we will need some stitching, or a book, or eye drops, or lip balm, or even a small screw driver…I mean, why doesn’t my hubby understand this??? Anyway, like you I don’t like to take ALL of my life’s necessities to run for a gallon of milk or say, for a sandwich and a drink, right? Or even to the LQS to wander for a bit. This would be perfect, I really love the fact that you can change out the handle to either size. Thanks for a chance!

  2. Bonnie Novak says:

    You can never have too many purses!! I love the size!!Thanks for a great pattern.

  3. DianeY says:

    I could use one of those cute bags! I, too, use a big bag & have been known to overbulge my pockets when I’m on the errand runs

  4. Bec Clarke says:

    Wow that is the cutest clutch. If I don’t win a pattern I may have to buy one.

  5. Gerda Vantuil says:

    Wow! Heather, I too, usually carry a larger purse, except in winter when I can tuck my wallet in my coat’s big pockets. I ‘ve been thinking I need a smaller purse and this clutch looks perfect! Hope I’m a winner, and I hope, too, you have lots of fun at Market. Thanks for your fun posts, too, I really enjoy them.

    Gerda in Alberta, Canada

  6. DianeH says:

    Great bag! I have a giant tote full of stuff and then just take my wallet in the shops with me but I need an in between size and this would be fantastic. Love the runner – best wishes for the show.

  7. Amy Rochelle says:

    The pattern seems just like the kind of purse/wallet I’ve been looking for. The size is such that it can also fit nicely into a larger purse/bag when the situation calls for a bigger bag. No need to move things about – just grab and go either option~ Have a great time at Market!

  8. Sharon Dimberg says:

    Way to cute! It is the perfect size for doing some quick errands. Can’t wait for the pattern to be in the local quilt stores.

  9. Patty says:

    Love the Clutch in both sizes. Would be so useful when flying and you can only bring one carry-on or personal item… I often bring a tote and throw a smaller bag/purse inside. I am anxious to see the new Living Large 2 and your Classic Clutch patterns. You are amazing …. continually coming up with new ideas!! Have fun at Market!!

  10. Zina says:

    Those are so cute! I am rapidly falling in love with everything you design.

  11. Nichole says:

    Cute clutch! I have the same issue with my purse. Have a great time at market, and thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Cathy McMann says:

    Very clever! I carry a large purse, too, and like the idea of a smaller one lurking inside for those times when I don’t need everything with me. By the way, I like the lime green sweater on the model (you?) near the end; it looks like one of your creations too.

  13. Patty B. says:

    Fun clutch purse. Your right it would make a great gift! Will look for the pattern. Have fun at market!

  14. Would love this pattern. I hate carrying a large purse. Hope you have fun at market!

  15. Jenny says:

    how nice! i like a small purse!

  16. LaurieC says:

    What a cute clutch – love the options! And I so enjoy sewing that sort of thing – and then showing them off! Thanks :)

  17. Jen says:

    SUPER cute!! I would love to have the pattern. Thanks for the chance!

  18. Patty D says:

    That table runner is very nice . Fabric looks quite fun.

    I’d love to win a pattern for that bag and can see myself making many of them.

  19. Ruth B says:

    I carry a large purse as well and love the clutch design. Your table runner is gorgeous and I would like to get your book to make the quilt with the same design. Love it!

  20. PB from MN says:

    The clutch is adorable. I really like the interchangable handle idea. Hopefully you will have some spring and sunshine at market-unlike Minnesota at the moment.

  21. Cyndie Salvatore says:

    Love the clutch, I have been thinking of a way to protect and carry my I Touch or small video camera and I think this could have a pocket on the inside to snuggle that item as well. Might as well use my scraps instead of buying a carrying case. Will be looking for the pattern.

  22. Shelly J says:

    I am loving the table runner and clutch purse patterns. You have out done yourself again. Both would make excellent gifts. Enjoy Quilt Market.

  23. Megan Z. says:

    This is a great idea! I carry a big purse, too and I love the idea of having a smaller one that I can use as is or in my big purse if I need to. I have tried to make bags in the past and they are really difficult without pictures. I’m excited to make this … such a great idea!

  24. Lana says:

    Super cute! I’m into making bags right now. Somehow they go together quicker than quilts and with a 4 yr old, I need quick!
    Lroghair (at) aol (dot) com

  25. SusanC says:

    Love that! My daughter was just worrying about how she would balance a purse, a diaper bag and twin babies after they are born in September. This would be perfect for her to keep “her stuff” separate from the babies’ stuff. She could just throw it into the diaper bag and it would be one less item to try to tote.

  26. Cosmos says:

    I just decided I needed a wristlet, and was going to try to make one on my own. Now there’s no need since you have a pattern! You’ve done all the trial and error and I’m looking forward to making one.

  27. Kelly says:

    Such a cute purse. My Mom would want me to make one to match each of her outfits!

  28. Carol in E TN says:

    The clutches are just great! Would love to win your pattern. Hope you have a great time at Quilt Market.

  29. Jocelyn says:

    Very cute clutch bags. Love the fabrics!

  30. Lisa Marie says:

    Wow, you are really on a roll! The book, the fabrics, the purse pattern. Adorable, every one. Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. Gretchen says:

    Great design for a perfect-size clutch that holds everyday necessities. This is a wonderful size for traveling when you are limited to two carry-on bags and try to cram everything in. Have a great time at Quilt Market!

  32. Ginny Worden says:

    Fun design, we all need practical as well as beautiful items in our lives.

  33. Gloria J W says:

    Hi Heather… what a clever pattern. I, like everyone else, REALLY need this pattern. Why do we feel we have to lug along so much… the shoulder aches….the arm drags….and all because our bag is toooooooo big. These look really great and my girlfriends and I need them!! Thank you so much for the chance to win one, and if I don’t….well I will go right out there and buy one anyway!! Have fun at quilt market…hehe..
    Hugs Gloria

  34. Kim says:

    very cute clutch!!! this could be something I stick in my purse to have or just take it out to use alone… mmmm the possibilities…

  35. Nancy Lee says:

    oh no…first commenter…oh well…maybe I will win anyway… I love this..it would be a great bag for quilt shows and for gifts for the daughters…

  36. Sandra Davidson says:

    What a cute little purse, I would really like to make one. I love your fabric and the runner you made with it. I am looking forward to seeing what comes out at market. Have fun. Sandra

  37. Sometimes you do need somethings smaller and this is perfect. I took something smaller to Disney World. Have fun at market!

  38. Deb G. in VA says:

    I love your new clutch pattern!

  39. girlsmama says:

    Love it, love it, love it!

  40. Ann says:

    Cute! I saw this on the Fat Quarter Shop website and hoped you would preview it on your blog. Looks very versatile! Have a great market! Looking forward to seeing pictures when you get back.

  41. Judy Smith says:

    The purses are great and I love the fabric. A good way to use up some smaller pieces of fabric, and have several color options. Judy S.

  42. Linda K says:

    Here’s to a successful Quilt Market! Your fabrics are awesome. Last week I went on a shop hop with some friends and at one of the shops I bought a teal zipper- have no idea why- and now I guess I know what it will be for. If I’m not a winner I’ll be looking for your pattern. I like the idea that there will be lots of photos!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  43. Donna says:

    Love the clutch – perfect size and of so cute. Have a wonderful time at market.

  44. Rita says:

    That clutch is way too cute! I am definitely going to make one of these. Have fun at Market.

  45. Roseann says:

    Very cute clutch! And it looks simple to make. Adorable! Of course I would love to win the pattern so that I may add it to my collection…

  46. Nicole says:

    I love the table runner! Stripped binding on the bias is my favorite.
    Very cute clutch! Love all the angles and options! I used to carry large handbags but have now graduated to a book bag …sigh.

  47. Oh! I was so surprised to see my name as one of your winners! I have a quilt cut from Livin’ Large 1 and can’t wait to make some things from 2!! Thank you!
    Very cute clutch! Have fun at market!

  48. Joan Blum says:

    I’d love to win this pattern! I too use a large bag, but I’m starting to have some shoulder problems from carrying too many things around all the time. My orthopedics doctor says it’s time for a much smaller purse. This pattern is really cute. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  49. Anna says:

    Cute! Would work wonderfully for “mom’s” necessities and then fit inside the diaper bag. Perfect pattern!

  50. Nancy says:

    I love the table runner and can’t wait to get the Living Lg 2 book. The little clutches are great and will be looking for that pattern. Have a great time at market and hope you will take lots fo pictures and share with your fans!!!

  51. Karen says:

    I have been looking for a little purse/clutch for the exact reasons you stated! Thank you for making the pattern!

  52. Kris says:

    Oh I NEED this pattern. My daughter wants a clutch in the worst way….but I really don’t want to spend the $30 for the Vera Bradley one she picked out:) And I’ve been looking for a great small bag to carry on those quick trips. And quick projects are just my style…..Have fun at Market!
    Kris

  53. Marie says:

    Great pattern, I too carry a ‘suitcase’ and it seems the larger the purse the more stuff I put it in then it becomes so heavy. I’d like a small purse for quick errands or for quilt shop hops. Thanks for the chance to win.

  54. Denniele says:

    Great clutch! I like that there are 2 strap options. Something we all need!

  55. Andrea_R says:

    Oh, I am a *huge* fan of smaller clutch purses, especially with straps. Woudl love to tackle this project. :)

  56. Linda T says:

    Count me in – I love the pattern and they would make great gifts!

  57. Marlena says:

    Love the smaller clutch. This is a must have so it would be awesome to win. Thanks!

  58. Karen W. says:

    I love the pattern! I love anything to help me stay organized. Have a great trip. I’ll be waiting to see if I’ve won.

  59. Rebecca says:

    Way cool clutch! A must own pattern!!

  60. Sherri says:

    I need something like this too as I also carry a big bag so I can have sewing projects. I just got Livin’ Large 2 in the mail today (from FQS) and love it!

  61. Darlene B says:

    Love the new patterns – especially the table runner! I could make lots of those for gifts for next Christmas. Never too early to start, right?

  62. sue singer says:

    great purse

  63. candace says:

    My daughter and I love this clutch and can’t wait to make it. It is cool things like this that have sparked my 18 year old daughter’s interest in sewing and quilting. I love that she isn’t afraid to try any color combinations and just jump right in and get going. Thank you so much.

  64. Debbie says:

    Another great pattern, Heather. Definitely something I would make to use. It’s the size of an old purse that I carry often. I like the fussy cutting of the flowers in some of your samples. Thanks for counting me in.

  65. Cindy says:

    You make it, I love it! This is always the case. I love your new bag pattern and the preview of the runner with your new line of fabric. You inspire me! When I grow up I want to be you! tee hee. You are my hero!

  66. High Pitched Barking says:

    LOVE your clutches! Those are perfect. I especially like the long handled ones for hands free shopping.

  67. Joy P says:

    Cute clutch! I’ve become addicted to making purses, totes, and all sorts of little bags lately.

  68. Sharlene K says:

    I’m planning to make clutches for my daughter’s bridesmaids; this would be a perfect pattern! So cute!

  69. di says:

    Love it! This is exactly what I was looking for! Thought I was going to have to come up with a pattern on my own – thanks for doing all the work for me!

  70. Jennifer W says:

    I’ll have to try this one. So far I have made 8 of the Bella Bag for gifts and am working on my 9th. Everyone is amazed by how they turn out and thinks I spent a ton of time making them. Your instructions are so easy and user friendly. I can sew up the bags in about 3 hours. For me, that’s pretty good. Thanks again!

  71. Linda says:

    THe runner is lovely! And the clutch is clever and very fun!

  72. Sherry Book says:

    Oh yeah…I haffta make these….love the big floral fabrics you used…and the interchangeable handles are so cute/practical. The black clutch at the end was out of this world adorable; must…have…pattern!

  73. Cindi P. says:

    What a great idea…half the time I leave my purse locked in the trunk of the car simply because I can’t stand carrying it around. Your clutch would allow me to be hands free but still able to carry the important stuff :)
    Have a great time in Salt Lake City…you’ll be missing all the Minnesota rain :)

  74. klccreations says:

    What a great idea and so well thought out. I can’t tell you the number of times I wish I had something small ready on the go. I’d like to be able to take something small when I go to a class at my LQS or to a quick shopping trip or even a walk. Your clutch has endless posibilities. P.S. I love the runner. The colors are beautiful! I really want to make one!!

  75. Sandy F. in MO says:

    Brilliant!!!

  76. LisaG says:

    Great little purses!! I too have a huge bag – and these smaller purses are a great idea!!

  77. Karen says:

    Just what I need for the school run! Thank you.

  78. Tracie says:

    Yay for the small clutch; it’s exactly what I was looking for, too. I’m wearing out my small Baggalinni and thought that I should sew a replacement. Your pattern is great!

  79. Pat says:

    Yes, I also carry a large, heavy purse but when I’m going shopping or quilt shop hopping I want something small. This fits the bill. And I love that I can choose which handle to choose.

  80. Leslie says:

    Wonderful!…your patterns are fabulous. I love the clutch and the runner

  81. Elaine Morgan says:

    Really cute! Great pattern! Thanks for the chance to win!

  82. Margaret says:

    Love the clutches, especially with the cross body strap!

  83. Pam E. says:

    Heather – Those clutches are way too cute. I’d love to win the pattern to make them. If I don’t win, I’ll wait until my LQS has the pattern and will buy it then.

  84. Wendy Tulloch says:

    I am loving the look of that little purse. I really need that pattern Heather – it is awesome and very clever!

  85. StampinKris says:

    Ah Ha! Exactly what I need. I’m a small purse gal, and always trying to go smaller. It makes my sisters and mom crazy, but I love ‘em.
    I’ve never tackled a purse, but I’m willing to try this one.
    Have fun at Market!

  86. Jan W says:

    I’ve been making little bags and a friend commented they need a handle! Sure enough! Your post and new pattern solved THAT issue!! Can’t wait to get my hands on this one!

  87. Darlis Johns says:

    Love, love, love this purse. Have to get the pattern. You have the best ideas.

  88. Patty V. says:

    Love the clutch pattern! I must continue my bag obsession and make this one.

  89. marsha nelson says:

    That is a darling clutch and so handy. I would make a bunch for myself and friends. Have a great time at quilt market. Can’t wait to see pics.

  90. Joanna says:

    I’ve been throught the same thing with trying to find a small purse the holds the important things. Your style looks well thought out and functional. I’d love to win the pattern.

  91. Brenda says:

    Great bag for traveling, when you don’t want to carry a big purse. Will look for the pattern.

  92. Gale says:

    What a great pattern, and I would love to be the winner of it. However since my winning abilities are low, I will track down a supplier. Maybe the Fat Quarter Shop will have it. Good Luck at Market…

  93. Linda P. says:

    Another great design!! I love that you can slip it into another purse but only take the clutch for quick errands. If they are that quick, we actually can make them for every outfit and girlfriends!!! Good luck at market!!

  94. Peggi says:

    I LOVE your pattern! It’s perfect – not too tall, just large enough for the essentials, simple and clean! I’ve been looking for a purse just like this for MONTHS in the stores. Thank you for creating a pattern!

  95. Kristi says:

    What a great clutch purse pattern and so cute made in different fabrics. I love your tablerunner, too.

  96. Stina says:

    Ahhh.. I love it.. it has everything… and to be able to make it yourself with your personal touch … wow.. I really like it!!!! Oh how I wish it will find its way home to me..:O)) Great pattern!! Good Luck at quilt Market!

  97. Gloria says:

    Just what I need! My large bag is handy sometimes, but then again it’s such a heavy load to drag along on a shopping trip. You always put together such cute things and have good ideas.

  98. Jo says:

    Love the bag! I’ve been away from sewing for quite sometime and feel that this project would be great fun to get back in the groove!

  99. Kelly says:

    I prefer a small purse (opposed to those popular suitcases that are so popular now), so this is perfect!

  100. Diane R. says:

    I LOVE this little bag — it’s adorable and SO functional. I will definitely buy the pattern if I’m not the lucky winner.

  101. Vic says:

    Love, Love, Love this little purse. I was just thinking I need to make a few new bags. And this is going to the top of the list. Can’t wait to win it :) and if I don’t, guess I’ll go shopping or ordering.
    Have a great time at Market … I’ve been there once with a pattern designer. It was a blast, would love to go again sometime. Need a little worker :) ???

  102. Debbie says:

    I love the clutch. Perfect for quick trips when you don’t need a big purse. Debbie

  103. Christine Rival says:

    GREAT clutch pattern – looks perfect. I’d love to win one. Have a great time at Market!

  104. Amy Devine says:

    I love the clutches!

  105. Kelly O. says:

    great pattern! it’s so pretty and functional! in alot of patterns you don’t normally get both.

  106. P. says:

    Love the clutch pattern! Adorable and practical–the best kind!

  107. Leslie says:

    Loving that clutch pattern. Perfect for us graduating from the “diaper bag” life. Such cute fabric choices too! Thanks for the chance to win!

  108. Jolene says:

    What a super cute clutch. I love that you have included 2 different sizes.

  109. Alana says:

    What fun little purses! I would love to make some of these for the girls in my life!

  110. Jane says:

    I love this bag and all the options. Needing a gift for my Mom-friends. This would be awesome!!

  111. Lisa Arndt says:

    I usually “silently” stalk your blog… BUT honey you got a winner here! I LOVE this clutch! I am dieing over here!!!

  112. Joy Gross says:

    oh… I love the clutch and the runner. ♥

  113. Susan J. says:

    Such a cute clutch and purse. I will be making those for myself and for gifts. It’s so fun to match fabrics to a friend’s personality. Great design!

  114. Pamela says:

    What a perfect little purse! Just the right size to grab and go. Your samples are adorable! I would love to get that pattern!

  115. 4dreamsr says:

    My thoughts exactly, need a smaller purse to carry in so the big one can hold everything else. I think you’ve got it! Look like a great group project for my guild. All the girls could use one of these.

  116. westcoastauntie says:

    Oh my…I need me one of these!

  117. Rachel says:

    Love, love these little clutches. I hope I can make one. I love to make quilts but for some reason am afraid to tackle other sewing projects, but I want to try this one!

  118. Kathy Snyder says:

    The table runner is darling! I also love the mini purses. They would make a great coupon organizer too, which I desperately need right now!

  119. Irma M. says:

    HOW CUTE!!!! I’m really liking the “across the body” purses these days. Thank you for the opportunity to win a pattern.

  120. Lynda says:

    I love small purses – started using them when we went to Vegas and now use them all the time – I found out that I have shoulder issues and large bags just don’t work for me anymore. I do fear the zipper though – would love to win a pattern that will take the fear out of zippers.

  121. Tracy says:

    I’ve been searching for the perfect wallet forever now. Your pattern looks just about right! And you say it’s easy?!! That’s the magic word for me!

  122. Miss Marcia says:

    I am so in love with the whole thing!!! The clutch, the fabric (I am in love with large scale design and anything red and green). I have not seen you in any green sweaters before and I absolutely love it.

  123. Tina McNamara says:

    Heather those purses are adorable. I would love to win the pattern. Thanks for the chance.

  124. Penny says:

    How versatile. Love the wrist band it would be so handy for the quick trips, and the long strap , as you say, for longer shopping trips to save our shoulders. Well done!! I have not made a bag as yet but I think it might be time to do so.

    The table runner looks great too!!

  125. Marilyn Smith says:

    I am another one loving this pattern. I am so tired of carrying the big, heavy purses. Oh, my aching shoulders! Your fabric choices are just beautiful!

  126. Angela says:

    Absolutely love this bag! My 19 year old daughter has been looking to buy some bags this size and this pattern is exactly what she needs. (I just showed her and she wants to make one right away.)

  127. Kaye M. says:

    Thanks for creating a great clutch bag pattern! I like the credit card dividers and the outside zipper pocket are great features. I like the idea of using large print fabrics for bag making. Hope you have a fun time at Spring Market.

  128. Shaun says:

    What a darling little bag! I’m addicted to bag patterns and making bags and this pattern would not sit in my pattern basket waiting to be made for long at all!!

  129. Dawn says:

    I just love that purse – I MUST make one for myself :-) I also LOVE the knitting sweater underneath – next stop – Ravelry to see details on your sweater :-)
    Kind regards – Dawn

  130. Gill Watson says:

    What a cute purse!
    Just the right size

  131. Mary Ann Dove says:

    I love small purses and carry them all the time. Would love to have this pattern. Love the idea of pictures to follow in the instructions as I am a see it do it person.

    Mary Ann

  132. Amanda says:

    So cute! I’ve been really into making bags lately… This would be so fun to try!!

  133. Susanne says:

    Great bag! Always wanted to try zippers in a bag! :)
    Bye
    Susanne

  134. Pam says:

    Darling purse!

  135. Jayne S says:

    Love the clutch and the tablerunner.

  136. Karen says:

    I gave up a big purse long ago, but am always on the hunt for something small and practical. This looks like a wonderful solution!

  137. Penny Fraley says:

    I had no idea that I needed one of these until I saw them!! And I love how you cut the fabric to show the whole design. Would love to win this. Thanks for the opportunity.

  138. treasa says:

    What a great purse. Just the right size for a quick trip to the mall. Have a great time at Market.

  139. Robin Chapa says:

    I CANNOT wait to make those. Omg– LOVE that pattern!
    Thanks so much! Can’t wait to hear all about Market! :)

    ~robin
    welchrobin@hotmail.com

  140. Denise (Denny) Aleckson says:

    Wow! I love it! I know I carry way too much in my purse! This would be just the cat’s meow!! LOL! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern!

  141. Barbara says:

    I love this cute little purse. I would love to make it and thanks for a chance to win a copy of the pattern.

  142. Giggles says:

    This is exactly the type of thing I have been looking for. It’s perfect. I have a big messenger bag I take for school. Having all the “necessary” stuff in one easy to grab place in it would be great.

  143. What a handy clutch! I like the credit card pockets inside. Can’t wait to see the book and try making one for myself!

  144. janita says:

    this looks like the perfect size. I downsized the purse mentality several years ago. Went to just carrying a billfold but don’t like to carry my cell phone in my pocket and daughters grumble that I am usually cell phoneless when they need me. These hips don’t need any more help in the bump department. Perfect solution! very cute!

  145. Lisa says:

    Love this pattern. I love the idea of carrying this inside of a larger bag. The other option of constantly switching items between two bags scares me – I know I’d forget things :)!

  146. Deb C says:

    Hi Heather,
    Haven’t heard anything from you in a while and I miss reading your blogs. Love the sweater. I love the dual craft thing.

  147. Patsters says:

    Haven’t seen any updates on the blog lately, hope all is well and you are just taking a much deserved break.

  148. Nancy says:

    I really want a chance at your clutch bag for over the shoulder.

  149. Vickie says:

    Don’t remember if I posted something or not … I love this pattern. Bags are so fun to create, carry and change the colors of an outfit. Way cute!

  150. Tamara says:

    Hi, is the “Classic Clutch Purse” available via .pdf? I would be more than happy to pay for it.
    Thanks so much.
    Tamara

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