Thursday, February 27, 2014

Coraline Clutch: A Swap {Swoon Sewing Patterns}

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I loved sewing a bag to send to someone else! It was an amazing experience: signing up, receiving the info, trying to pick out something that you think they would like (hard since you don't really know the person), sewing up the item, then shipping. But, the anticipation of whether or not they liked it. Sending some extra goodies too... Just so much fun!

I already have some ideas for my next Swoon Sewing Patterns Coraline Clutch! :)

Here is what I sent my swap-ee...

The Berry Bunch: Coraline Clutch: A Swap {Swoon Sewing Patterns}

Those handles turned out so much better than my first one! It's amazing what a little bit of practice and reading things correctly, does... (facing does not mean interfacing, HA!)...

And the goodies I sent with the bag: Butterfly zipper pull, cactus candy, post card, key ring wristlet, Arizona magnet and 2 fat quarters from my stash (not pictured).

The Berry Bunch: Coraline Clutch: A Swap {Swoon Sewing Patterns}

I'm so glad she said she loves it, and enjoyed the candies too! 

Here is what I received... I love it! Super sturdy and just gorgeous!

The Berry Bunch: Coraline Clutch: A Swap {Swoon Sewing Patterns}


The Berry Bunch: Coraline Clutch: A Swap {Swoon Sewing Patterns}

I love the zipper pull too!

The Berry Bunch: Coraline Clutch: A Swap {Swoon Sewing Patterns}

And the lining is sparkly, how awesome is that!?! The picture really doesn't do it justice. But don't you just love the contrast between the light outside and that beautiful purple inside? I do! Not to mention the outside fabric weave looks like it is covered in a lace, love it!

The Berry Bunch: Coraline Clutch: A Swap {Swoon Sewing Patterns}

The whole lot..

The Berry Bunch: Coraline Clutch: A Swap {Swoon Sewing Patterns}

It was an amazing experience, participating with the amazing ladies on this swap. You ask questions, you got answers. All of them were incredibly kind and offered some great feedback. If given the chance, I would totally participate again! 

Also, they are doing a sew along right now for the Eloise Wallet. Head over to Swoon Sewing Patterns and pick up the wallet, then head over to Ali Cat & CO: Day 1 Swoon Eloise Wallet Sewalong and join in on the fun! I have the pattern but debating. I don't really need a wallet yet...