This weeks project….clutch purses

These little clutch purses use a 6″ x 3″ frame.  The designs and pattern are from “Handbags 2: Designer Knockoffs”  by Eileen Roche and Nancy Zieman.   Nancy Zieman died almost 2 years ago now.  For those of us that grew-up sewing, many of us learned from Nancy.  Her show, “Sewing with Nancy” can still be viewed on YouTube Eileen Roche was frequently a gust on Nancy’s Zieman’s show and is the owner of Dime Designs.   In addition to their book, their were 2 episodes on Sewing with Nancy, for their designer handbags.

Below are pictures of  the clutches I am currently making.  Note the ribbon accent on the clutch purse.  It is a quarter inch ribbon that is edged stitched in the hoop and then a candlewicking stitch is added down the center of the ribbon.

The purse, which I have made several times, has an outside pocket with a beautiful scalloped edge.  I have the purses as gifts and also donated to charity auctions.





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