So after missing out on last month's Amy Butler's Style Stitches Sew-along with Bree I've galvanised myself into action for May. This month it's the Perfectly Pleated Clutch.I'll confess upfront that I have totally cheated on this month's project. It's not so much a pleated clutch. In my defence a) I was on a tight deadline for mailing this to a teenage fashion fan and b) I didn't want to use up too much of this fabulous fabric on something for somebody else!!
This Tufted Tweets by Laurie Wisbrun was just perfect for a teenager who likes orange. I think it's quirky enough to put a smile on even the fussiest teenage face :)
I used red cotton from Ikea as the contrasting fabric and stuck to the Tufted Tweets for the internal pocket rather than adding in a third fabric.
OK so you can't really see much detail here but I'm sure you get the jist :)
This was a relatively quick project. It took me about 4 hours on and off to complete from cutting of pattern to finish. I did totally cheat by not doing the pleats though and I've promised myself to revisit this at a later date!