Vintage sheets and a gathered clutch

Today was the sew-in with the Indy Modern Quilt Guild. I organized a vintage sheet fat quarter swap, and I’m pretty happy with my haul! I think the brown tones will end up in a project together, and the bright yellows and blues in another project, probably mixed with some solids (maybe aqua).

Vintage sheet FQ swap

I also tried my hand at the Noodlehead Gathered Clutch today. I think it turned out really cute, but for some reason, I wasn’t following the tutorial very well. I ripped out a couple rows of stitches when putting in the zipper.

But here she is! I used a Michael Miller Love Birds print, which I kinda love.

Noodlehead Ruffle Clutch

Inside is another Michael Miller print. For the front band, I used Echino.

Noodlehead Ruffle Clutch, inside

The best tutorial I’ve found for sewing any kind of lined bag, with or without a zipper, is from the book Pretty Little Purses and Pouches. I refer to it over and over again when I can’t seem to remember which layer goes which way.

How’s your weekend go(sew)ing so far?

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I’m Lindsay Conner, and welcome to my sewing home! I am a modern quilter, author, editor, pattern designer, wife, and mom. I use this space to share my latest projects, tutorials, and patterns!