I made a little bag for my favourite young whippersnapper recently to say thank you for some extra help she was giving me.
She needed something she could just pop a couple of dollars, a credit card and her football player swap cards in. That last one is, of course, a joke. Like all young women these days, she collects Rugby Union autobiographies.
She also needed something she could swing jauntily from her arm.
I used this brilliant tutorial to make her a little zippered clutch.
You might remember the gorgeous ikat-style fabric I’ve used for the outside from my fabric luggage tag tutorial. I’m just the teensiest bit obsessed with it.
I lined the inside with simple grey and white dots.
Of course I also sewed a stamped name tag onto the lining because as regular readers can attest, I loves me my personalised bits.
Are you wondering what freaky kind of name ends in -AWG? Well, it actually ends in -DAWG. As in Lu-Dawg, Chris-Dawg, Snoop-Dawg, Dawggy-Dawg. As you do.
This little one took me a couple of hours as I was taking my time to ensure I didn’t muck it up. But I think once you’ve made one, you could sew up others very quickly. Wouldn’t they make sweet gifts with a little bottle of nail polish inside?
Especially if it were this, my current favourite: OPI’s Planks A Lot which, incidentally, also describes some of my dearest friends perfectly.