First up, a 1930s style clutch using a new-to-me pattern by Charlie's Aunt. The clutch pattern is called the High Tea Clutch and it's being sold by my favourite pattern maker, Michelle of Michelle Patterns on her website. I made mine in a combination of vintage wool and a synthetic shiny abstract floral lining. I quite like this pattern, especially the big floppy bow, although it's probably not my personal style to actually carry it. It's super easy and quick to make though.
|Vintage wool High Tea Clutch -- for sale on Etsy|
The other bag I made was WAY less successful, and I ended up gifting it to a friend as it isn't really saleable.
|Caliti Clutch by Sew Sweetness|
It started life as a Caliti Clutch. I've had it cut out for literally MONTHS, and the reason I was delaying making it were that I could NOT imagine how to get a good finish on the circular handles. Actually, if you click through to the website, you can see that the actual pattern author didn't get a fantastic finish on it herself. Looks good from a distance, close up it's not really great. However, I thought I would give it a try because it is really cute. I used some very small pieces of fabric I had lurking about so the costs were pretty minimal. The most expensive thing was that I had to interface it.
|My version -- suspiciously lacking in circular handles as you can see!|