Monday, September 21, 2009

Pleated clutch bags

I purchased some leather from FabricMart Fabrics recently and needed to make some bags from it. It wasn't a large skin so I could only get one bag and some trim from it.
I used Vogue 8527 view C for the first (the leopard one), then modified it for the all leather one.
I couldn't fuse the leather or the laminated dots got really dull, so I used 505 spray glue to attach hair canvas to back the leather. I cut it to size, then trimmed out the seam allowances after it was sewn.
The leather bag closes with a magnetic snap.
The leather bag is a basic clutch, while the leopard bag has a zipper and strap. I used a leopard rhinestone to trim the leather and made a leather tassel for the zipper pull.
The pattern went together really easily. I wouldn't hesitate to use the pattern again.


wendy said...

those are really cute! i love the little pleats.

Liana said...

Darling bags!

gwensews said...

Great bags!

RuthieK said...

Oh those bags are just darling :-)

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

WOW great bags. Very professional looking.
My move went extremely well and we are pretty much all settled in.
How are things going with you? and your move?