Sometimes it's fun to not have to worry about learning a whole new project; instead, why not take a fave design and simply give it a whole new look. In other words: Re-imagine & Renovate! Like a fresh coat of paint, brand new fabric makes all the difference. This week's R&R projects have a Put A Gift In It theme: innovative ways to wrap up a special something for a special someone. Today's adorable mini clutches were the #1 project of 2012, so we knew we wanted to R&R them right away. These little guys are fun to make, great to give, and cute as a bucket of kittens! In fact, if you hurry, there's even time to make one today for Valentine's Day tomorrow. Tuck in a gift card or a romantic note along with a special token of your love. One of the things that makes this project so fun is it takes just a little bit of fabric. It's a great way to experiment with coordinating fabrics from a new collection you've been admiring. Test it out with a couple mini cuts, then re-order more for a bigger project.
Our thanks to Bloomerie for sponsoring today's R&R project and providing all the fabric. Jess and her team at Bloomerie are consistently impressive. In addition to their chic-to-sweet fabric selections, they carry sewing patterns, books, trims and twine, embroidery supplies and patterns, and there's always a fun selection to choose from in their specials and sale area.
We used the following fabrics from Bloomerie for our new mini clutches:
Indigo Wallet Exterior:
Indigo Wallet Lining:
Orchid Wallet Exterior:
Orchid Wallet Lining:
To Re-imagine & Renovate your own Mini Clutches/Fabric Wallets, go to the original tutorial:
Our R&R clutches were sewn exactly like the original.
Hints and Tips
Looking for more information on blending, mixing and matching your fabrics? Check out these tutorials:
Project Design: Alicia Thommas
Sample Creation: Kathy Andrews, What Sew Ever