Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Heidi Foldover Clutch & Wristlet #2

I guess it's time for another blog post, huh? Yikes, where did those 2 weeks go?! Especially since I told you previously that I'd made two things and so far I've only shown you one of those... and also because I have another item almost completed that'll be ready to blog about soon.

I guess the reason I'm so slow posting this one is that it was hard to get good photos of, and I'm still not too pleased with these, but they'll have to do. They were taken nearly a month ago, when my alyssum was still blooming so prettily in front of the garage doors, before I had to pull it all out, still blooming, in preparation for our first blizzard of the season. Ahhh... I digress...

Anyway, here it is... another Heidi Foldover Clutch & Wristlet, made in the larger size with a crossbody strap added. I had this one cut out before I sewed the other one, but since this one wasn't destined for Quilt Market, it got preempted. 


The fabric is called Zenith, and it's barkcloth from Jess's In Theory line for Cloud9 Fabrics. I did a bit of print matching, which I find challenging but fun.


This one is different from my previous one not only in size but also in that the back pocket actually opens - ha! It has a surprise of pretty pink inside.


Besides the print matching, I planned the cutout of the pieces around one of the dots... just for fun. Too bad both halves of the magnetic snap couldn't have a dot. Heehee.


I like how it opens wide. The lining is a gold canvas.


The strap and accent pieces are from some bargain pleather that Jess bought ages ago and if you've followed my blog for long you've seen on numerous other things I've made. I still have some left, so you'll likely be seeing it again. It's awesome pleather to work with - I love it!

The strap was like 50 inches long or so, so with 4 rows of stitching the whole length, it was a long road (you can do the math) and I nearly got highway hypnosis!


Jess keeps designing fabric, which is great for me, because I keep getting some of it to sew more things - yay! Her latest is something different - it's babywale corduroy this time. Here are the samples that arrived at my door the day after our blizzard. It's called Spring Quartet, and it's scheduled to be released in March.


I have a project close to completion with one of those prints (if you follow my Instagram at grandma_g415, you know which one). It sews up beautifully, and I can't wait to show you what I'm making!

12 comments:

Jenny said...

Nice bag! I'm glad this one actually has a functioning back pocket! Maybe you can get Jess to design a fabric that would be more accommodating of perfectly aligned snaps. ;)

That corduroy is cute. Looking forward to seeing what you make with it.

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Jenny! I am very glad the pocket works, too! LOL I think the problem on the other one was due to using pleather and not being able to baste the seam for the zipper shut. It made things more complicated. I definitely think Jess should design her fabrics to fit patterns better - haha!

Jessica Jones said...

Dream on, ladies!

Grandma G said...

Hahaha!

Kris Quilts said...

Sheesh, I was proud of myself for making a zipper pouch for a birthday gift today... Then I read your post. You sure make nice purses and bags. I'm going back to my quilting machine. Thanks for sharing your wonderful projects.

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Kris. I bet your pouch was really nice! And I know what kind of work you do with your quilts, which I certainly can't do! We can each have our areas of expertise! ;)

annie dee said...

The bag is terrific and the pattern matching is so Grandma G! Love the pink and gold accents fabrics with that print too. I'll catch up on Insta-Grandma G pics later today.

Grandma G said...

Thanks so much, Annie Dee! Insta-Grandma G - good one! 😂

Chez Vies said...

That's really pretty Heidi! I just made my first Heidi clutch last week and want to make more, maybe I will add long strap like yours!

Grandma G said...

Thank you, Chez! If you do add a strap, I suggest putting the D-ring tabs up a little higher, like just barely below the fold. It'll hang nicer that way instead of wanting to pivot at the D-rings.

Geneviève Thiffault said...

We had snow all day today and looking at your sunny and blooming pictures suddenly made me miss summer. I guess it is what I get for being so late on commenting. :P

Fantastic work! The strap looks amazing and your print matching is just perfect. The working pocket is such a nice addition too! ;) The gold lining is nice, but the pink one is such a fun pop of color, I love it!

Grandma G said...

I miss summer, too, Gen! I guess we'd better not think about it, though, because it's such a long time till the next one. 😜

Thank you, thank you! Yes, always nice to have a pocket that is usable. Ha!