I'm itchin to finish something this weekend. Since my dress is on hold, last minute I decided to make a clutch purse, specifically this one from noodle-head.com. Back in September-October, I went to yardage town and came across Skelanimal fabric. Oh I was estatic! I didn't know what I was going to make with it, I just knew I had to have it. It was inexpensive; less than $5/yd. and picked up two designs.

Skelanimal Fabric Medium Pink and Black

I also found some buttons, while not skelanimal, matched with the design and the color of the fabric (more so than these photos show!)

Embellishments skull and hearts

I decided to use the white lining I found in the drawer yesterday and some black leftover lining from the dress.

Cut pieces for gathered clutch

Now that I had all the pieces, time to get to work!

Sewing using the sewing guide

The other day I was looking though the sewing box that attaches to the machine. Found this metal bar and learned it's a fabric guide. I decided to give it a try and it worked great!

Winding a bobbin

My favorite part, winding the bobbin... *sarcasm*

Gathered side of the clutch with embellishments

I didn't take many progress pictures because there wasn't that many steps. It took me about 2.5 hours to make since it was my first time. It didn't come out too bad.

Inside the clutch, two pockets

The inside lining is a bit flimsy and bubbles, but it's not stiff fabric so what should I expect? It's nice though; I think it gives femininity to the item. :)

Now I have a little bag to put my money, phone & sunglasses when running to the store at lunch. :D