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Topic: Tutorial: classy pleated iridescent clutch  (Read 342502 times)
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miss_vanessa
« Reply #180 on: October 20, 2006 08:20:01 PM »

that is a beautiful clutch, very stylish and thankyou for the tute
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« Reply #181 on: October 21, 2006 07:14:09 AM »

I keep reading this thread over & over trying to get the nerve up to try to make a clutch like this.  Everyone's bags on here are just great.
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« Reply #182 on: October 27, 2006 06:58:53 PM »

I keep reading this thread over & over trying to get the nerve up to try to make a clutch like this.  Everyone's bags on here are just great.

suck it up scissorsister7!  if i can do it, you can....mines upstairs waiting for me to make the bands.  muahahaha....

so maybe im not great with a sewing machine, but i cant get my bag in the sewing machine at a good angle to get a nice straight line.  any pointers?  (its a necchi 534 fb)
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coexist_love
« Reply #183 on: November 19, 2006 07:34:23 PM »

This is a really beautiful clutch! Thanks for posting.
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Empress
« Reply #184 on: November 20, 2006 03:06:55 PM »

So absolutely functional! I can't wait to make my own and show you the results...! Grin Better than the genericness that comes with department stores.
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annacharlotte
« Reply #185 on: December 04, 2006 05:26:02 PM »

Thanks so much for the gorgeous bag and easy-to-follow tutorial.  I just shipped one off to my dear friend who's studying in England.  But not before getting it to pose for a photograph.  Here it is:

And don't let fear of it turning out badly deter you, those of you who are drooling and wishing you had one of your own.  I had to rip the lining out of mine twice, and it is obviously still quite wonky and not nearly as classy and nicely pressed as the original Laurasaurus.  Plus I used upholstery fabric, which was way too thick to do what I wanted it to do and was unravelling like crazy...I don't know when I'm going to learn my lesson about that!  But still, I came out with something nice enough to give to my dear friend.  So give it a shot!
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rainythunder
« Reply #186 on: December 18, 2006 04:41:36 PM »

I love this!
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anastrophe
« Reply #187 on: December 29, 2006 11:17:33 AM »

Well, I made one too and it came out good! It's a xmas present for my gf's mom. No pictures right now but I made it out of a thick brown wool for the outside and a bright pink cotton lining...I had a little trouble with attaching the lining to the outside because the fabrics are both very thick, but it went ok in the end.

A couple things:

I think for anyone who is still having trouble with the band-attaching that it's important to have a lining that's a little big, then you can do the fold-over and it looks more finished when you put the bands on.

Also, instead of doing the bottom seam and turning it right-side out, I made them like tiny bags and did the whole seam around, leaving a turning-hole. Then I used a crochet hook to pull the bands rightside out, I think it looks more finished that way and a little easier than having to fold the edges under. I also used heavy duck (canvas) for interfacing on the bands, it makes them nice and stiff and it wasn't hard to sew.

Anyways, thanks Laurasaurus for an awesome tutorial!
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« Reply #188 on: December 29, 2006 08:55:08 PM »

i've been wanting to make this clutch for a while! and since i was so inspired today i did. but i dont keep a lot of fabric around i tend to just get what i need when i need it. I used some old pants.
The outside is some boys khaki pants


The inside is some teal scrubs i had



I wanted it extra extra sturdy so there is really thin cardboard sewn into the lining.
I also wanted it to be extra extra big! Here's a picture for scale



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design and debris
« Reply #189 on: January 13, 2007 08:16:55 PM »

I was sooo excited to make this because yours turned out so beautifully! I added a little pocket inside and used a covered snap button because I am still nervy about buttonholes. This is the first purse I've made that looks purse-like (and incidentally, my first post), so I'm pretty pumped up.

Here's what I came up with...

And here's the inside.

Thanks so much for such a great tutorial!!
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