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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Statement Clutch: One Thimble Issue 9

Hi! it's Merav from Baby Hobbes Design and I had the pleasure to review The Statement Clutch by Two Pretty Poppets from the new issue of One Thimble Digital Magazine, issue No. 9  

You can purchase your copy of One Thimble here, and you will receive 14 PDF including:

– Cross Bow Dress (size 0-8)
– Pseudo Smocked Romper (size nb-3)
– Ringmaster Top (size 1-10)
– Ringmaster Pants (size 1-10)
– Timeless Treasures Skirt (size 1-10)
– The Carnival Jacket (size 3-12)
– Vincent the Victor Free Motion Applique
– Trapeze Eloise Free Motion Applique
– The Statement Clutch
– Good Fortune Headwrap
– Festive Felties *
– Cheeky Monkey Softie
– Vintage Circus Sit Upon
– Circus Toss Game

The Statement Clutch By Two Pretty Poppets

This was my first time sewing a clutch-and I found the pattern perfectly fitted for the advance beginner, ready to be challenged. The Statement Clutch PDF is constructed of 3 different sized patterns. I chose to sew the largest Clutch, to showcase my pretty Sis Boom fabric, Nostalgia Kumi in pink and green. The focal oval in the front flap-meant to host a turn-lock and the wrist band, offers the seamstress an opportunity to introduce a complimentary print. I used Sis Boom Nostalgia Tilly in Gold.

The clutch variation in size enables you to create either a carry-all day clutch (see how much extra room I have in my large clutch after I placed my keys and phone in it); or you can sew the smallest clutch and still house your overs-sized phones.

The Clutch Patterns calls for a Turn-Lock closure. Unfortunately my two local craft stores were out of them, so I decided to finish my clutch using magnetic snaps instead. Also, I opted to change up the wrist strap a bit. I attached the D-Ring to the actual wrist strap. Then I sewed my Swivel-Hook into the lining of my purse, this way I can hook and secure my keys and other important straps inside my clutch. I am loving this hidden add-on!

(From left to right) First, I snapped the magnetic snap on to the inside center bottom of the flap. Then I matched the flap snap with the front snap (snapped on the right side). Once I was happy, I covered the flap with the oval shape and sewed as described in the pattern. 

I am also a stickler for fabric placement, especially when I sew with a large print. I often trace my patterns on a pre-folded piece of wax paper and then cut out the entire shape of the clutch piece (the PDF prints only half) so I can have a better visual of the placement. Notice hat I even included the tab placement? I added that so I would place my flower bouquet on top of it. I know it didn't photograph translucent, but wax-paper, found in your local supermarket is a great alternative to tracing paper.

I just LOVE the lining finished look! There is something so special when you open a purse/clutch/bag and the inside is just as pretty as the outside.

But I dig the outside MORE....

I have to add that my favorite part during the construction was in the final moments; when I pulled the right side (outside of the clutch) through the lining. It was like MAGIC the way that it unfolded out of the wrong side of the lining. Just breathtaking!

Well, that's it from me and The Statement Clutch from Two Pretty Poppets. Check out the rest of the One Thimble, Issue No. 9 blog tour here and don't forget to enter he Rafflecopter Giveaway below for your chance to win a free copy of One Thimble Digitel Magazine. Good Luck!

Happy Sewing,
-Merav @ Baby Hobbes Design

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  1. Love this! I would love to make one of these!

    1. Thank you! I am quite excited about the possibilities

  2. Love this! I would love to make one of these!