"Diamanté party" - I wonder what happens at diamanté parties?
Not that I am going on about it or anything, but I am flying in 2 days time WOOOOOO!! So far I am very surprised at how organised I am being about going away. My enhanced organisational skills can only mean that I am simply a more organised person when Al isn't around, either that or I am going to rock up to the check-in desk with my skirt tucked into my knickers and my passport left on the hallway table and I'll realise that I'm actually just as disorganised as usual...
One of the last jobs to do before I leave was to design the bag and it's tutorial for Dec 08 Sewing World Magazine. The theme for Dec is Christmas colours, party time and quick makes. So with this in mind I designed this wool clutch with diamanté buckle. I have a red dress that will go a treat with it :) I think wool makes an interesting change from satin or silk and wool makes the colours appear deeper.
Bag making tip: I wanted this clutch to be firm and boxy so I have used the wonder stuff that is Flexi-firm Interlining and because wool is a porous fabric I have used Bondaweb to bond the wool to the Flexi-firm. If you want to bond porous fabrics such as wools, wide weave fabric or knitting to your lining (or interlining) you should used a product like Bondaweb to bond the layers thoroughly together. Use Bondaweb even if your interlining is fusible because fusible interlining is intended for use on tightly woven fabrics such as cottons, silks and man-made fabrics.
Inside view. Christmas tree green. Look no snaps! I used an Invisible sew-in magnetic snap because I wanted the flap to lie flush and neat on the clutch.
Righty, there are still loads of other bits and bobs to finish off - one of them is to locate my passport and make darn sure it is in my hand luggage!