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« on: April 29, 2006 01:49:03 AM »

This is my first ever clutch, actually, it's my first ever sewing project! It's a bit too stiff though because the interfacing I used was a bit too heavy for it. I'll have to experiment with a medium weight one next time.The stitching is crap on but I just don't want to unstitch it anymore, so it'll have to stay the way it is!

I'd love feedback and opinions because I really do want to improve the next time I make one.

flap detail at front with snap closure

pocket detail at back

light blue lining with tiny white flowers

as you can see from my stitching, lots of practice needed. but i think this, being the first time ive ever used a sewing machine, was an ok sort of start.
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2006 01:51:22 AM »

i really love love love that fabric! As for the sewing job, i cant believe thats your first. One thing you could try for a clutch would be to do a foldover flap with a snap so that your stuff wouldn't be able to fall out of it.

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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2006 04:32:36 AM »

i like it! it's very simple and sophisticated, yet cool.

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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2006 06:05:41 AM »

If this is your first, then you have a long future of making lovely bags! So many details for a first project! Practice makes perfect but what a fun way to learn--and you get to keep all your goofs and not-so-good stuff  Cheesy--I still love my first bag I made for my sis and only I know where all the goofs are! Keep on sewing!

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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2006 06:34:23 AM »

i like it, you have done a wonderful job on your first clutch. cyndiq

« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2006 06:46:58 AM »

love that fabric!!! Wink

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2006 09:54:13 AM »

Lovely--and I like the fabric, too! The more you use your sewing machine, the better your stiches will get. My first stiches were so crooked, I nearly gave up. They're still a little crooked, but I don't feel so bad about them because they're improving with every project.  Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2006 10:12:15 AM »

That's amazing, especially for a first go! Something that might help is using different coloured threads for the top and bottom stitches (i.e. using black for the outside and light blue on the lining side). It looks nice and professional, even if the stitches are a little crooked. Just make sure that the threads are about the same thickness, or the tension might be a little funny.

Here's looking forward to your second clutch! Smiley
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2006 11:30:41 AM »

that's really nice! i love the ouside fabric!
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2006 07:54:40 PM »

That is a fabulous first bag!!  Don't worry about the stitching goofs, you'll get better with pratice.  I also carry my goofs, the ones that aren't perfect enough to sell.  Your bags can only get better and if this is your first bag, you are going to be great!!   Grin

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