And remember, you will not need the crazy amount of fabric called for in the pattern. Yes, the pleats do take quite a bit of fabric for the size of clutch you end up with, but nowhere near what's called for. And trust me, it's super easy to hide a seam in the pleats, so you can easily piece together smaller lengths of fabric to get the full length.
Here's mine again. Remember, I pieced together three fat quarters for my panels (cut into 8" widths for the small clutch).
I love the way this fabric looks when it's pleated on this clutch from SewCraftyJess. I wish mine had a little more random look like her's.
Absolutely loving the bright colors on this one from Marci.
I mentioned this non-pleated version from Nellie's Niceties earlier this week, but just incase you missed it, keep in mind this is absolutely an option!
Another bright & fun (non-pleated) version from simplybeu, and the flower is a perfect addition!
The batik on this one from Fried Okra looks fantastic pleated & those yo-yos are just adorable!
Lookin' good! Remember to share your pictures and ask any questions you might have in the Flickr group. I look forward to seeing more of your clutches!
Until next time...