Friday, March 06, 2009

My New Olivia Clutch

Yesterday I made myself this new clutch. I used a vintage linen print I'd had in my stash since last year, when I bought the remnant at a button show.

The fabric gathered beautifully, and paired nicely with our new crackle black textured microsuede. I added a removable silver bangle so that I can carry the bag on my wrist.

My excuse for making this bag for myself was to test our new Quad Pockets, which you can also see here. These pockets are sleek and functional, fitting credit cards, cash or business cards. You can add the Quad Pockets to any bag that is at least 10" wide for $10.

The Olivia is quite roomy. She measures about 11" wide by 6" tall. I plan to use mine to transport the essentials. I like having a clutch inside my larger work tote so that I can just grab it and go.

Here's what I've put in my Olivia so far: cell phone, lipstick, pen, photo notebook which contains all of my to do lists. I plan to tuck an Envirosax bag inside for shopping excursions, as well as a coin purse to hold change and business cards.

The leaf is a vintage brooch with a faux pearl dew drop. I found it last year at an antique mall and think it looks just lovely with this vintage fabric.


Anonymous said...

Very attractive and serviceable--it has a 1940's look about it--unfortunately, I am old enough to know. SDB

Paula O said...

What a beautiful pin. You've lit it perfectly in the photos.