A week before we left for Janelle’s (my daughter) wedding in Hawaii, I realized she didn’t have a purse for her special day. So I quickly made one from leftover satin and Bemberg rayon lining. I used my clutch purse pattern from Handbags 2, Designer Knockoffs. I layered the satin with batting and quilted a small grid. Then I hooped the quilted satin and stitched the handbag lining pattern. I used the lining design because I didn’t need any embellishment on the bag. I stitched two – one for the front and one for the back. Then I hand sewed lace tidbits to the front panel.
I hooped the rayon with stabilizer and stitched the newly-transformed lining design. Thank heavens I remembered to use the right needle and switched to a powder blue thread for the embroidery. These little clutch purses go together so quick, I was done in about an hour.
Even though she’ll only say “I do” once, I hope she uses this clutch for many special future occasions. And when she searches in her bag for keys, lipstick or a phone, she’ll look back on that date with joy in her heart.