This year, for Christmas, I sewed ruffle clutches for my favorite 16 and 17 year olds! I wish I had a picture of all of them - I made 9 in all.
I used this tutorial from Noodlehead. It was pretty straight forward. I think you just need to do it and it makes more sense than reading the tutorial.
Perhaps my favorite part was looking through fabric scraps and finding fabrics that work together. Luckily, I had enough scraps!
I couldn't post earlier - Christmas gifts can be hard to post about. So this can go in your files of "ideas for next year." Don't you have a stash of ideas like that?
Don't let zippers intimidate you - they are soooo doable! I'm not a fancy shmancy seamstress - but I can sew straight lines and I'm not afraid to just go for it. The end results aren't always worth it, though. Luckily, this one came through with flying colors! By the time I figured out what I was doing, each bag took about 1 1/2 hours from start to finish and because of my fabric stash, I only had to go buy zippers! Not bad, if I do say so myself.
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