Sunday, 10 January 2016

The Statement Clutch: One Thimble Issue 9

The Statement Clutch - Two Pretty Poppets - One Thimble Issue 9

It's 2016 and what better way to start the year than a One Thimble blog hop? Let's face it, it just wouldn't be me if I didn't join in.

One Thimble Issue 9 Out Now

This issue of One Thimble was filled to the brim with some fantastic patterns and normally, when I sign up to the blog hop, I am happy to sew anything at all. This time however, I was determined to sew the latest pattern from my big girl designer crush, Two Pretty Poppets. I know, I know...again!!!

The Statement Clutch by Two Pretty Poppets
The Statement Clutch by Two Pretty Poppets
The Statement Clutch is such a brilliant project. It's cute, it's classy, it's easy, it's fun...and you learn all the best swear words if you've never installed a twist lock before. Don't let that put you off though. Once you've done one you'll be twist locking everything you can get your hands on. They're seriously cool to play with and definitely worth the effort. Emmaline Bags has a great tutorial.

Twist locks are the new black
Twist locks are the new black
You don't need oodles of fabric either, which is fantastic if you're trying to sew from your stash as I have been. Each of these used scraps or fat quarters. Pretty sweet.

Happy Go Lucky Statement Clutch
This was my favourite scrap...
Denim and Red
...and inside is my favourite combo: Denim and Red with white spots
The pattern comes with a standard pocket, but I added a zip pocket for hiding all of my important secrets (ok, ok...chocolate).

My additional zip pocket
I added zip pocket to this, alongside the pocket that comes with the pattern.
My first attempt was a very awesome circuit board pattern. Want to know why it looks a little worn? You're about to find out...
My first Statement Clutch
My first Statement Clutch
...apparently they make great pencil cases (according to my four year old).
Great as pencil cases too
They're great for storing all of the important things in life
The gorgeous hardware you see on my clutches is from the lovely Kylie at Handbag Hardware Australia. She even makes it easy for you and has a pre-packaged kit so you don't have to worry about whether or not you ordered the right parts.

It's official...I'm addicted.

Don't forget to visit these other great bloggers during the week to see the One Thimble awesomeness they've been up to.

Monday, January 11th

Tuesday, January 12th

Wednesday, January 13th

Thursday, January 14th

Friday, January 15th

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  1. Love it! All of my projects get appropriated by my four year old as well.

    1. LOL Mine claimed my latest bag too. Apparently it's perfect for carrying her toy dog.

  2. I can see why your daughter wanted one all to herself. They are lovely!!

    1. Thanks Lauren xx I'm not normally a clutch person, but I love these. I used one on the plane and it was the perfect size for putting in the seat pocket and having my purse etc within easy reach.

  3. Wow! Three of them?! That's awesome! They're gorgeous. I really need to make one.

    1. Thanks : ) I have a few more planned in my head too hahaha. It's just a quick pattern to sew and I love that it's actually a practical, usable size (I made the small). It fits my purse, phone, keys etc so great when I don't want to lug a bag with me.

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