Monday, July 23, 2007

"Don't tease, aim to please"

So the bottom of my beercap read last night. I thought it a fitting title for this post, since I haven't been teasing you over the past week with WIP pictures of my latest project. As much as I love sewing, sometimes I just want to have a project that I can work on while sitting in front of the tv. Thus, last week I picked up a crochet hook and some yarn and just did whatever my hands told me. Since I only know how to do a chain stitch and a granny square, it's not surprising that they started making more granny squares. I already have a granny square bag, so I wasn't sure where the project was going. Luckily, as soon as I finished the first square, an image popped into my mind. Thus, the granny square clutch was born.


I wanted to make it sturdy in my hand, so I sandwiched Timetex in between the inner and outer lining of the bag. So there are actually four layers to this bag: the outer crochet layer, brown lining to hide the timetex, timetex, and then a peek-a-boo polka dot inner lining. To keep my goods in the bag, I used a zipper closure. Check my flickr page for more detailed pictures.


I finished the bag in perfect time for Sew Mama Sew bag month. While I did use crochet in this project, there was still plenty of sewing.

I'm pleased with the end result. Are you?

13 comments:

Raesha D said...

Holy smokes girl! It is freakin adorable!!! Great job, and what a fabulous idea:)

Mimi said...

Its so cute!!! great job

randi said...

Cute bag!

Concha said...

I'm very very pleased too! Looks fantastic!

Diann said...

Oh wow! That is SOOOO cute! Now I just have to learn to make granny squares!

Funky Finds said...

this is fabulous! well done.

iHanna said...

just saw it on the CRAFT mag blog, and I really love it. So cute! :-)

monica said...

Love it! Nice work. :)

woof nanny said...

This is brillian! I'll post your tute in the sidebar of my purse blog.

woof nanny said...

Oops, there isn't a tutorial. I'll post it as inspiration at some point. You might consider making one with plastic bag 'yarn'--that would be a fun recycled item, and I bet it would look adorable in granny squares.

Courtney Craig said...

I'd love to see how you made the clutch to begin with (or did you use one you already had?). I'm dying to find a pattern, and have had no luck.

stephanie said...

I'm sharing your uber cute clutch on my blog today =)

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