Next week we will start the next sew along on the Sew News blog. We will be making the Hot Patterns Summer Breeze Top. Here's a little info on the sew along, http://www.sewnews.com/blogs/sewing/2014/06/10/how-to-join-the-hot-patterns-summer-breeze-sew-along/ It's a fairly easy top to make, but there is one little tricky part. Hopefully, I'll be able to walk you easily through the process. To kick off the sew along, I thought I would do a few free Hot Patterns over the next few weeks for Thrifty Thursday. Fabric.com has a number of free patterns and a quite a few of them are really quite nice. Today I chose to do the Crepe Suzette Circular Clutch. The pattern says that it is circular, but if you look at the sketch of the bag, you will see that it is really oblong.
*A few construction notes;
I interfaced my fabric with a fusible cotton interfacing. I then fused a layer of fusible fleece to the inside and cut away the seam allowance, only on the fusible fleece.
I did not use a lining fabric to line my bag as you can see and I did interface the fabric I used to line the bag. So there are 3 layers of interfacing in my bag.
The bag is quick and easy to make. Great for using up the scraps from a project, and would make great gifts, so all in all a very versatile pattern. You can download the pattern here, http://www.pages01.net/fabriccom/Crepe_Suzette_Clutch/
Next Thursday we will have a link party, so make up a Suzette Clutch this week and on next Thursday's Thrifty post, you'll be able to link up your creation. My bag is super basic, but the sky's the limit with this pattern, so be creative. I can't wait to see what you make!!!