New Sewing Pattern: The Quarter Note Clutch & Large Purse Lock9/09/2013 04:56:00 PM
Exciting day! I get to share a new sewing pattern with you, and this one is great because it only takes 2 fat quarters to make up, so it's a perfect stash buster. Two fat quarters... hmm... I guess you know where the name "The Quarter Note Clutch" came from now. I chose that because it sounds so much better than "Quarter Horse Clutch", hee hee.
I designed this pattern after I got some nice fat, shiny purse locks in my shop. These are lovely big babies, and they would be best on a nice chunky bag - BUT - I wanted to give you a nice pattern with them, with a quick project that gives instant reward! Plus, I always need a clutch and I tend to design bags for what I'm needing for myself at a particular time.
The deal is: The pattern is FREE when you buy a large flip lock, but I know some of you have your own locks, or might not like shiny nickel, OR the bigger issue - you live overseas and I don't ship hardware to you and you still want a pattern. I hope I'm making everyone happy here - IF you buy the lock for a "mere" $5.50 CAD, you get the pattern as an instant download, OR you can buy the PDF pattern alone for $3.50 CAD. If you do live overseas and still want the lock, email me and I will give you a shipping quote. What a deal hey? Do I sound like a sales person? I'm not honestly, but I'm trying!
Please note that when I say this pattern is Free, I just mean you are getting a 2 for 1 deal, it's not a free pattern, so please don't share. This is still a pattern I sell in my shop, so copyright rules still apply.
The Quarter Note Clutch is a surprisingly fast little bag to make up, with a very classy reward. The large flip lock lends some serious style! (Can be made up with your choice of lock, small turn lock or even a button.)
This pattern would be perfect for bridal clutches, evening bags or a quick to make gift! Use 2 fat quarters of quilting cotton or try it with heavy satin, jacquard, linen, or your choice of fabric (note that not all of these fabrics will do well with fusible interfacing so adjust your interfacing as needed). Includes instructions for one internal slip pocket, perfect for your phone. NOTE: A sewing machine with a free arm is recommended for this project.
MATERIALS & TOOLS:
This pattern is suitable for an intermediate to advanced sewer. The patterns pieces are full size, and include seam allowances. Pattern instructions are provided in both imperial and metric measurements.
The finished size is approximately: Length: 10.5” (27 cm) across top, and Height: 5.5” (14 cm)