Sunday, September 18, 2011

Purse Week 2011 Entry Red Linen Clutch

My Purse Week entry is finished!            


This red linen clutch features a pleated front, a magnetic snap closure, and a jaunty bow trim on the flap.  The 1930s style bag was made using the "High Tea" Clutch pattern designed by Emma Breannan for Charlie's Aunt, 


I used fusible fleece as interfacing to add body to the bag, and lighter-weight fusible interfacings for the flap and bow trim. I used a magnetic snap closure.The lining is a 100% cotton print featuring oversized butterflies in shades of red, magenta, pink, gold and black.  There is one inner pocket, reinforced at all corners for durability.


I've uploaded my photos to the Purse Week Flickr 2011 Group.  You can see some of the other amazing entries here:   Ten finalists will be chosen with voting during Purse Week, September 26-30, 2011. 


Entries are accepted until 11:59 MST on Friday, September 30, 2011.  For more information, click on the Purse Week button---scroll WAY down to the bottom right hand corner of my blog. 


I'm pleased with the way this turned out.  It will be a present for my very "with it" Aunt Jan, who is seventy-something and still going strong (touring Europe with her new hubby as I type). 



LeAnn aka pasqueflower



  1. What a beautiful purse!! Nice fall colors and great design. Glad you like my new card!

  2. That's a beautiful clutch! I love the color. It would be so great with a classy black or dark green dress during the holiday season.

  3. This is so pretty! You did a fantastic job on it, LeAnn :).

  4. oh this is so beautiful! I want to make a clutch but when I see such pretty things I get insecure- could I make something so pretty? let's see..

  5. This purse is lovely! You really did a great job! Good luck!
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