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« on: December 15, 2010 07:06:25 AM »

I bought the KeykaLou Curvy Clutch so I could make some gifts for the holidays. I've never sewn anything even remotely like this before, so it took me a while to work through, but the directions were awesome and pretty clear.  This is my first attempt.


Keykalou Pattern - 1st attempt by Suzannah Ashley, on Flickr


Keykalou Pattern - 1st attempt by Suzannah Ashley, on Flickr

I used a really stiff stabilizer, so I had a little more trouble turning the project towards the end, but finally with enough effort, wiggled it through.  Though it was tough, I think it gave it a real nice and sturdy feel. My boss (aka my secret santa partner) loved it. Cheesy

I'm making more for my sisters' xmas presents, and I may make a few adjustments to the original pattern now that I know how to work through it.
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010 07:19:01 AM »

Lovely! Love the fabric you used!

The first is always the most challenging, if you make more, it will become easier.
Keep it up!
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010 07:53:53 AM »

That is the cutest fabric!  What kind of stabilizer did you use?  I'm starting to pile up a collection of ones that turned out not so great. 

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If you can stay interested in one project long enough to do it more than once!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010 08:38:37 AM »

CraftyDiem, I used the extra firm sewable stabilizer. I believe its Pellon. Its stiff, but will move and bend. The flap was the hardest part to get out when turning, because it had 2 layers of this stuff, so is extra firm.
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2010 11:24:59 AM »

Hi, very cute. I always love black & white it's so elegant. Is there only 1 main pocket or more inside. Great job Wink
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010 12:46:20 PM »

Its one main pocket with a tiny pocket sewn into the back of the inside. I may experiment with adding more pockets...
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2010 12:55:29 PM »

well done! and wonderful fabric. What's its name and designer? where did you get it?
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2010 09:54:46 PM »

I love it!  Grin Very pretty! Does the back have darts as well?
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2010 04:36:02 PM »

I have that pattern too.  One thing I did after the first one was try to use gussets instead of two darts lined up.  There wasn't a lot of fabric to work with for the gusset but it was worth it because the bag has more structure (the seams keep the 3D structure).

If its the woven sewn in stabilizer you used, I suggest heating it with an iron a little and it softens so you can pull it through.

Looks great!
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