Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Finish: Necessary Clutch Wallet

I have been wanting a new wallet to carry around for quite a while now. So when I saw this pattern over on Emmaline Bags and it could hold my phone too I knew I had to make it. Here are a few pretty pictures of the finished bag:

Finished Necessary Clutch Wallet from Emmaline Bags

Finished Necessary Clutch Wallet from Emmaline Bags

Finished Necessary Clutch Wallet from Emmaline Bags

It has plenty of room for all your cards and my phone fits well in the middle.

This is my first real attempt at a bag/wallet and it wasn't that difficult to make. It has a few little issues here and there [like the flap not lining up perfectly or the quilting going all the way to the side], but I'm still pretty happy with it and will be using it as my every day wallet now. I probably won't make another one anytime soon, but maybe for my mom or sister's birthday. The pattern does not have any directions for the quilting so I just winged it. I marked the sections where I wanted the quilting to be and added fusible fleece instead of the recommended interfacing. In "Vera Bradely" fashion, I quilted diagonal lines on the outside before sewing the pieces together. The most difficult part for me was sewing in the zipper to the side pieces. The top of the zipper piece was too big to fit under my presser foot and I got a big thread mess on the back. It definitely needs a strap though. I added the piece inside to connect it to, but I don't have the right hook to make the strap.
I hope I made sense. Just ask any questions if you have any :)


Janelle @ Emmaline Bags said...

Oh yes, I remember seeing this. Gorgeous!
I have a tutorial for straps on my blog, if you are interested.


Deborah said...


Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Oh wow, that's just gorgeous! The outside looks pretty perfect to me! Thanks for linking up to the Kate Spain blog hop!