Toffee Chooing Clutch {Le Challenge}

Sunday, 14 July 2013

I have 6 minutes to write this post before it needs to go live... so it is going to be short and sweet. Here is my entry for le challenge #4 toffee. I was inspired by an amazing Jimmy Choo clutch - and you can find my post about it here

I am amazed I have something to show you. I only found the pattern I wanted this week - thanks to Kelly's post, and then I had to learn (very fast) how to handle faux leather and faux suede (do you know that it stinks when you iron it, even on the lowest setting - gross). 




Pattern: Michelle Patterns strap clutch (available here - so clever that pattern)
Fabrics: Faux leather and faux suede from Headboards limited uk
Liberty print from the Village Haberdashery 
(got in on sale - should have bought loads more)
Modifications: Nothing major, just did not top stitch the clutch because I did not trust my sewing with faux leather (you can see the dodgy stitching at the opening).
Result: I love it! 1) it is big enough to take my purse, a book, my blackberry and a camera (ok maybe not at the same time); 2) it looks better than what I expected; 3) it is my first leather project, so whatever the outcome I would have loved it! 






Review of the pattern: It is an amazing pattern, the detailing gives it a professional look. I learnt so much from it. I will use many of the techniques shown again and again. It is very quick to make (if you don't use faux leather), and each step is really detailed so you cannot get it wrong. 



Here we are! Another month, another challenge. Go and check out the other entries here. And if you are not involved - get involved! It is so much fun and you get to enter the FQS giveaway every month - just by having an entry! 

I cannot wait to share the next theme (tomorrow at 1pm UK time), you are going to LOVE it!! 

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25 comments:

  1. Hilarious that you wrote the post so quickly. Love the bad though.

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  2. Aahhh its amazing!!! Love the faux leather and suede and the Liberty just makes it even better!! You did a brilliant job and so fast! Looking forward to your style post too :)

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  3. Brilliant clutch. I love the soft look of it, and the lining fabric is lovely.

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  4. GORGEOUS! I am in awe that you managed it all so quickly. Too awesome. :)

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  5. Cute! I love the lining as well. Nice job:)

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  6. Fantastic clutch and it makes me happy you can make such beautiful things with faux leather. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. It looks beautiful! I'm working on drafting a pattern for the "perfect" tote. Then I hope to try to make one for myself out of faux leather or suede. I've never used it before. If you have any tips on working with it, I'd love to hear!

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  8. Oh wow. Love this!!! You are going to have a lot of fun carrying this gorgeous clutch. I especially enjoy the fabric you choose for the inside - unexpected and FUN!!!

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  9. Fun. I haven't attempted sewing with leather yet, but it's a challenge I would love to take on.

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  10. Good one! It seems like bad time management on my side but I might make something up tonight.

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  11. Looks lovely, I think you have just "done your homework on the bus on the way to school".

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  12. You are very brave to sew with those fabrics - I don't have it in me to try. Love the lining fabric!

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  13. Lovely, congrats on a great finish!

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  14. Leather is hard to sew threw! You did a great job and I love you liberty inside!

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  15. Gorgeous clutch! Anything I can't iron makes me very nervous, so well done!

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  16. I love that Nat! And the lining is just perfect!

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  17. What a sweet clutch! I love its worn look.

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  18. Love this so much just had to share it with my daughter and d-in-l. Had a look at the pattern on Etsy and I think your choice of materials really make it :)

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  19. It is a fab clutch. Love the contrast of the leather with the floral fabric you used for the interior. Very chic!.

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  20. It's gorgeous - love the lining! You really are very inspiring how you can turn your hand to so many things :)

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  21. Nat this is amazing! I have always wanted to use faux leather but can never find any. This is stunning with the peek a boo liberty lining too. ;)

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  22. You are truly a Jack of all trades : ) this is lovely. You did good

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