So lately, I have done two pattern tests for purses/bags, but I took a break to make this clutch by the pattern designer Swoon Patterns. I do love her designs and some of my beginner sewing students have gone on to make her gorgeous bag designs. This is the Coraline Clutch!
The fabrics that I used are designed by Joel Dewberry (love his fabric designs!). This is the first one that I have made and I definitely could do a little better around the handles. I wasn't sure how those were going to work out so now I know what I could do differently next time.
I definitely think that my Level 2 students could make this clutch but if you are hesitant about making the handles, the pattern also comes with a non-handle option with a wristlet strap.
I am also happy to announce that Swoon and I are now affiliates so you can click on her logo on the right sidebar on my blog and it will take you right to her pattern store. I would encourage you to also "Like" her on Facebook and join her Facebook sewing group for news on sales and for help if you get stuck on a step in one her patterns. She is very helpful! Thank you, Alicia, for such wonderful designs!