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I’ve been playing around with some new bags. I know what I’m going for, and I’m excited to see what is in my head become tangible. I’ve had AMH’s gorgeous LouLouThi velveteens sitting on the shelf above my sewing machine for about nine months. I couldn’t cut into them! I think I’ve found my project for them now. I’ve made up a few foldover clutches, toying around with different methods of construction and such. The first clutch I made is pretty simple featuring a zipper and a magnetic snap. I used two different velveteens to give it maximum visual appeal.

I like it. I love the colors. But the snap did not work on the clutch, and because I didn’t use any sort of stabilizer, it ended up being fairly flimsy. Not bad, but not perfect either.

For my second attempt, I used two different velveteens again. I like this one so much better. I used cotton batting to give it more weight and I chose to forego the magnetic snap this time around so the bag can be reversible. It is a vast improvement.

This bag also has a zippered closure to keep all valuables safely inside.

On both bags, I’ve used a Free Spirit Solid for the lining fabric. That is my go-to brand of solids, and it coordinates with the LouLouThi fabric perfectly.

I’m sure I’ll have more to show you on these soon. Have a great Monday afternoon!

-Mere

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Welcome to Olivia Jane Handcrafted! I'm Meredith and this is my creative journal. Here you'll find loads of inspiration for a handmade wardrobe, home decor, bags, and quilts. I even have plenty of projects and tutorials to get you started or help you along the way. 

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