Long Hiatus, Still Crafting

You know when you’re at a restaurant and everyone is Instagramming their meal, but you’re already three spoonfuls in? That’s how it’s been lately with my projects.  I have made a dress, learned to embroider, and crocheted a hat since I last posted, but I just moved on to each new thing and neglected to update Thread and Butter.  And grad school got in the way…

But I’m back, with a little more time on my hands.  For this quick post I’d like to share this clutch that I made from So Sew Easy. It was a simple pattern,  but of course I read the directions incorrectly and I messed up a couple of times. I had to rip it apart and restitch twice (which is inadvisable when working with vinyl, the perforations from previous sewing attempts are noticeable).

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I have vinyl left over, and since I have no other purpose for it, I’d like to re-do the clutch and make the workmanship neater.

Btw, vinyl is super easy to work with. All I needed to do was get leather needles for my sewing machine.

Pattern

Anyway, stay tuned because I’m posting the dress I made, plus reviews of the three(!) Craftsy classes I managed to complete.