This handmade zippered clutch is the perfect size bag to hold electronic gadgets (iPhone, Blackberry, iPod), tools for journaling or knitting, makeup, etc. This bag is 6.5 inches (16.5 cm) tall and 8.25 inches (21 cm) wide with an 8 inch zippered opening.
I crafted this bag from hand-dyed fabrics from my fabric stash. I layered strips of fabric on a piece of lightweight interfacing making sure to overlap the strips. Then the overlapping edges of the strips were stitched down to the interfacing using decorative machine stitching. The bag is lined with cotton batik and lightly padded with cotton batting. I hand-painted a heart on a panel of tea-dyed cotton canvas using Liquitex Acrylic Ink!, Neopaque fabric paint and Tattered Angels' Glimmer Mist. This panel was stitched to the front of the bag and further embellished with hand stamped twill tape. I included a small, interior pocket to hold tools, accessories, lipstick or ear buds.
The Flower bag was made using similar techniques.
I love the look of these bags. It's so much fun to put them together and make decisions about the color combinations!
©Polkadot Possum (Cindy Harwood)