This gorgeous fabric is from Alhambra II by Patricia Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics
The body of the clutch is: Alhambra II Teal Mazy Bricks
The top band is: Alhambra II Aqua Moorish Blooms
The lining is: Alhambra II Garden Cashmere Cameo
I have to say I am not usually a huge fan of commercial patterns because they often confuse me more than anything and I get frustrated because the final project never turns out the way I want.
this Anna Maria Horner Ruthie clutch pattern was an easy to follow pattern that was not too complex for a confident beginner to tackle. If you are into having a clutch purse that matches your shoes, outfit, etc… then I would definitely recommend you try this pattern. It is simple enough that you can make it out of any fabric you want and embellish with all kinds of beads, buttons, and other goodies. This would also make a great gift!
here is my mini review of the Ruthie Clutch pattern:
-pattern is printed on newsprint instead of tissue paper so its nice and sturdy
-pattern lines are thick and bold so you can trace onto freezer paper and not have to cut into your original pattern
-few pattern pieces
-clear and easy to follow instructions
-glossary of basic sewing terms for beginners
-clear diagrams to help follow steps
– clutch purse is just the right size to carry all your essentials
– inserting top band interfacing is a little tricky
– technique on ruffling clutch is tricky, there are easier ways of doing it
Here are the giveaway details:
The Ruthie Clutch pattern and $50 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop giveaway will run until Saturday, July 31st at 11:59pm.
One random winner will be selected to win BOTH prizes and announced on Aug. 1st. So, please leave me a way to contact you in case you are the winner!
To enter, leave a comment here letting me know what you plan on doing with your $50 Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate.
…maybe some new fabrics to make your Ruthie Clutch? working on a new quilt project?
…$50 is a lot of money!!
So… head on over to Fat Quarter Shop and start daydreaming about the extra $50 you might just win!