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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hard Work & Patience

I love making things. My favorite parts are picking out what to use and the finished product. The in between part can be at times tedious and mundane (for a beginner like me). My LEAST favorite part of a sewing project is cutting out the various pieces...it makes me want to SCREAM! I feel similar to how a child feels about waiting to get home from the toy store to play with their new toy.  I don't want to wait to get home to put the batteries in! I want it now! In the car!!!! However, as I'm moving along in the process and I begin to see the silver lining I am overwhelmed with satisfaction.

Anyway, today I used my Granny's Singer that's approximately 54 years old! That's over twice as old as me!! And it works fabulously, a lot better than my $75 machine that's loud and bouncy. It's beautiful...that's my grandma getting it set up for me. She's so sweet. :)

Here are the fabrics I chose from Hobby Lobby.

And here's the clutch! I added a handle to mine to make it a wristlet. :) It's unzipped in this picture. I should've zipped it up but I was in a rush.

A close up, I love the gathered part. So cute. So feminine. 

And here's the inside. Complete with two card slots and a divider. Perfect, all I ever need are my keys, phone, DL, debit card, and of course lip gloss. I was using my phone to take the picture so it couldn't be in the photo...

And I'm going to make one for my friend Sarah with these materials...just because. :o)

Here's a link to the tutorial that I used, it's awesome, I recommend it. 
So fun! If you sew, definitely check it out.

To conclude, hard work and patience pays. In my case, I gained a cute lil clutch that I'll be happy to use AND I'll love when people ask where I got it because I will get to say, "I made it!"


  1. love it! you did great! it's so you!:)

  2. Great job and really cute.

  3. Very cute! I'm off to take a peek at the tutorial!


  4. Mandy! This is sooo awesome! You did a great job! ♥

  5. beautiful sewing machine and clutch :)

  6. Oh, I know what you mean! I love sewing, but the prep work kills me every time! The wristlet turned out SEW cute. :)


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