15 June 2015
Review: The Sunburst Clutch pattern
Mrs H and Pennydog Patchwork which had just been released. Now this clutch is a collaboration of paper piecing and bag making and is a perfect introduction to both.
The paper piecing is fairly straight forward with easy to follow instructions and photos. If you've been wanting to try it this is a great place to start unlike me who went head first into the koala. I really liked that there was a list of instructions at the end to print so you don't need to waste paper. I often like the photos to be in colour but only print in black and white so I'll have the ipad or phone next to me to see the picture if I get stuck. All the instructions are very detailed with great photos to match.
I decided to add some Soft & Stable foam to my bag body. This was the first time using it and I have to say I absolutely love it. It's still flexible in the bag but just adds that bit more structure than the fleece. I also left off the interfacing as I didn't know how structured it would be however next time I will probably use it with the foam.
Now back to the flap. Scallops, these are the fiddly part of the whole pattern so I think that's a win. I don't sew a lot of little curves so I took this step extra slowly. I wanted to get them as round as possible. I followed the lines on the pattern to help this. I then carefully cut my fleece to match the scallops before attaching and I think they turned out alright. But you know what they say - practice makes perfect so I may just need to make a few more right.
*I received this pattern to review, all opinions are my own.
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