Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Style Stitches Monthly Challenge - Month 5

This month our challenge was for the Perfectly Pleated Clutch. Available in 3 sizes. So far I'm the only one who has made all three sizes. Doh! It was a lot of work, I can tell you that. But I wanted to do all three because I knew that I would need at least one practice run. And sure enough, that small one did not come out as planned. But, I was able to get some help from a friend on installing my zippers and once I was able to observe my mistake, I went back and read the instructions with news eyes and figured out how to correct it.
And it worked! The next two came out great! I was pretty excited. My first 'perfect' zipper installation.

These were made with fabric from the Ty Pennington Impressions fabric line, in quilting weight. I just looooove the coral color. So summery. :)

At the beginning of the year I signed up to participate in a Pay It Forward challenge for crafty items and I will be giving the large two bags to others as part of that. The small one will probably go to my niece to play with. ;)

It was a great challenge this month, for sure!


  1. Great job - I think zippers need a hands on- eye-ball it - sit next to me kind of help - tutorials are difficult and pattern instructions you might as well read up-side down. Love the colors, too!!

  2. Oh yeah! I did see these but forgot to come back and comment. haha. These pictures don't do them justice. The little one is soooooooo super cute. I love it. I really like the pleats. Congrats on learning how to do the zippers!!

  3. And that color is very summery! I love it with the blue.

  4. I just thought to enlarge the pictures! Much better! LOL.