Burlap Clutch by JessWHCT

Summary

Category:
Accessories
Pattern:
Bow clutch
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-01-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-01-05T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

I have a great friend -- she's this adorable, fiery country-girl-at-heart type that is just so much fun to be around and so easy to get along with. She and I decided to do our Christmas swaps late this year, so we could each stress a little less through the holiday.

This girl had a great country themed wedding, where everyone wore cowboy boots and the tables were bedecked with colourful wildflowers tucked into mason jars and DIY burlap table runners. She and I (and the groom, believe it or not) spent weeks agonizing over those burlap table runners (each one over 24 feet long!) to make sure they were just right for her big day.

To honor her and hopefully remind her of those (darn) table runners, I'm going to sew up a little burlap clutch for her to carry around as part of her post-Christmas care package.

Pictures

Bow detail
Red lining
Lining the burlap
Finished strap and bow

Loves

Xraychic
Pave

Comments

Terryt1955

What a sweet idea. And the red print is wonderful.

Terryt1955

Curious now, what fabric are you going to use for the base and what fabric for the bow?

JessWHCT

Because this particular burlap has an open weave, I'll back it with the khaki (which has enough weight to not need interfacing). The red will be the interior lining; it's the recipients favourite colour and a little surprise for her.

The bow will be made of unlined burlap, and the strap is cut from the khaki lining only because that burlap is itchy!

Chrissybugs

24 feet long? I can't even begin to understand how you managed that! I've been commissioned by a wedding "barn" to create table runners for them and I'm fussing because they are 8 feet long! Any hints?

JessWHCT

Ooh, work slowly and with a team. It's the only way we got the pinning done.

Laweigel

I love the clutch!
I once made 6 burlap tablecloths for a party, and I cut and sewed them outside...weather was perfect for sewing...and kept the burlap "dust" outside.

JessWHCT

Oh boy, the lint is brutal. I've got a fine coating of it over everything, and probably consumed a fair amount from the iced coffee I was drinking while I sewed -- yuck! I'm definitely going to spend some time cleaning out my sewing machine this afternoon.

Terryt1955

Such a cute clutch! Love the pop of red lining and red zipper. Nice touch! I live by using those lint rollers when I work with burlap. Too bad you can't use it in your throat!

Amanda

This is such a cute clutch. I've seen such pretty things made with burlap lately. I love the contrast of the burlap with softer fabrics.

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