A Work In Progress
Remember the felt I fell in love with? Well, I did end up turning it into a little clutch purse. I got some white pearl snaps and used one for the closure. It's not finished yet, but it's still cool. All it takes to make one is two pieces of felt. Fold the outer one in half longways, right sides facing (if it has right sides like the alligator skin patterned one I used does), and stitch up the sides with a 1/8 inch seam allowance. Turn right side out and lay flat. Then fold the inner piece in half and place it on top of the outer one (this is so you can use it as a measuring guide). The lining piece should be cut to the same length as the space between the stitchings on the outer piece. See my rinki-dink diagram, lol: This is because it needs to be a little shorter than the outer piece so it will fit inside better. After you cut it to the right size, stitch the sides with a 1/8 inch seam allowance. Don't turn it right side out. Put it inside the outer shell and line up the corners: I didn't trim the top becuse I liked the way it looks with the little strip of red sticking up. Sew around the top, pretty close to the border of the outer fabric. Add a snap and you have an awesome little clutch. But it's still missing something... Maybe a strip of ribbon or a grouping of red buttons. Ooh, I have some little gingham scottie dog appliques... I dunno, it's not quite ready yet. But when it is I'm keeping this one and making a few more in this and other animal prints for my store, so if it seems like too much trouble to make one, you can have your very own made by me!