Fall is summer’s last beautiful smile & ( if you haven’t guessed ) my favorite season. I love the rich colors of the leaves and the smell of the wind outside (seriously – Yankee Candle would agree). And more importantly – all my favorite activities, including apple picking, pumpkin carving and general autumn tomfoolery are plentiful.
Two weekends ago we travelled to Waitsfield, VT to visit my brand new godbaby (s/o to Maisie B – could that name be any cuter? ). While it was still a little early in the season to leaf peep, but I wanted to emulate the autumnal color palate during our walk around the Round Barn.
I love the rich, jewel tones that re-emerge every fall. I originally got the inspiration for this clutch while paroosing Pinterest and saw an adorable (and of course sold out) jewel clutch from Anthropologie. Since I had some left over velvet from a dress that I will be showcasing shortly on the blog, I decided to use remnants from my sewing stash to create this little number. Big enough to hold your oversize sunnies, yet small enough to accompany you to a fall wedding, this clutch definitely upgrades an outfit.
- Measure & cut two pieces of stretchy velvet 21″ x 8″. Next measure a piece of cardboard the same dimensions.
- Sew up the 21″ sides of the clutch on each side with right sides facing in with 1/4″ seam allowance, ( or bilaterally for those who nurse speak) leaving the top open. Flip right side out and press lightly (make sure that the iron settings are correct as to not torch the velvet). Put the cardboard inside of the pocket and sew the top closed ( this may be done easier hand stitched). Finally fold up the cardboard 7″ and sew up the sides to make a pocket.
- Fold down the top op the clutch and fix jewels with hot glue. I used elastic and a button as a clasp.
& if you’re not crafDIY like me you can get a similar look here