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« on: February 22, 2006 11:14:42 AM »

I, like a lot of you, saw the Margaret Nicole clutch in In Style magazine and thought (1) wow that's beautiful and (2) wow how can they charge that much? I found a basic cable pattern online and altered it a little bit and ended up with this:

http://vieclothing.com/cableknitpurse.jpg

The 'handles' are dowels that I cut and stained, and then I glued dowel caps on the end. You can get the dowel caps at a hardware store or get candle caps in the woodworking section of a craft store.

The knitting is basically a rectangle of cableknit in Lion Brand Woolease T&Q (color is Fisherman). I used about a skein. I wrapped the ends around the dowels and stitched it and then lined it in a taupe satin to match the ribbon. The ribbon was about a buck a yard, so I guess all together this clutch cost about $12 (including the stain and brush). One thing though!!! Make sure you leave a few inches unstitched at the side seams so you can open the bag. I stitched it all the way up at first and couldn't get anything into it =)
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2006 11:18:54 AM »

Tooooooooooooo Cute!!!! Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2006 02:38:29 PM »

gorgeous! makes me wanna get out my cable needles and give it another shot...
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2006 05:55:32 PM »

Yeah so far this is the best execution I've seen of this project. I've made one but my god it'ragged compared to yours! And you're sooooo right about the side seams, i undid about 1.5 inches so i can open my clutch!
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