Thursday, March 19

Satin Evening Clutch

Way back in January I wrote about the satin fabrics I bought. Satin is a delicate fabric and needs to be handled with care. When sewing, adjust the pressure foot to 'light', so that you don't leave 'skid marks' on the shiny fabric. Also, use a Microtex needle to avoid unsightly holes where the needle punctures the fabric. Satin may be gently ironed from the left side on the silk setting of your iron. I finally had the opportunity to use the burgundy satin. I made this evening clutch for a girlfriend of mine. Working out the correct size of the bow was a little tricky, but I think the end-result looks pretty good! It's feminine yet simple and works best with evening wear. I'm contemplating making this clutch in emerald green and pink too!

21 comments:

  1. Duni, it's GORGEOUS!!! I'm looking for something similar to this for a wedding I'm going to next weekend and not having ANY luck here in the states!! :( I may just end up carrying one I already have, although it's patent leather and I just don't like it anymore. Oh well--function over fashion, I guess. :)

    Hope you are well!
    Hugs,
    Abby

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  2. Duni, I really like this evening clutch. Yes I could not imagine working with satin, I am sure it is hard.

    ((HUGS))

    Jodi

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  3. PS: DUNI!!! I got my prizes today!!!!!!! I'm so excited! Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you THANK YOU! :) I blogged all about it--check it out!
    BIG HUGS
    Abby

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  4. Duni, that clutch is so pretty! The bow turned out perfectly!

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  5. Thank you for your sweet comment--on BOTH blogs!! Rest assured, I'm finally starting to feel better. The iron tablets were NOT recommended, although a friend said something about them a few days ago, and got me and hubby thinking they might not be a bad idea at all!! But I am starting to feel much better--but I'll still be taking it easy! Never fear! And as for my post about you, well, you saw the stuff you sent! It was very much deserved!! And the least I could do.
    Hope you are well!!
    Abby

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  6. That is so pretty and girly! Your friend is very lucky to have you to make something so special.

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  7. I think that I am in love with that clutch, it is stunning!

    Jillian :)

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  8. Oh and thank you for the kind words about my back. I will be blogging about the whole injection part, later.

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  9. Duni, you did a fabulous job on that clutch...it is beautiful!!

    And it would look just as good in any color, but emerald green would really pop!

    By the way, I finally posted the award you gave me, thank you so much!!
    Take care,
    Kat

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  10. Beautiful clutch! I absolutely love the cut and the bow looks like it is the perfect proportion to the bag!

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  11. Duni!! This is a beautiful clutch..You have some amazing talent, my friend!

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  12. Hi Duni,
    The evening clutch looks very elegant. Yes, satin green, burgandy, and pink would be awesome also.

    I've learned something from you today--about the microtex needle.

    Have a great day or night,
    Tasha

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  13. That clutch is beautiful. The bow is perfect!

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  14. wow! you're so very talented, Duni:)
    cross stitch was the needle work I've come thus far...hehehe
    I liked the purse, very impressive!

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  15. Duni, the bow is perfect! The color is super yummy --what a great addition to your friend's attire.

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  16. This is so classic and elegant! Definately fashion week!

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  17. I have a tag for you duni here http://nurseabie.blogspot.com/2009/03/penmanship-tag-for-me.html

    By the way this clutch is elegant! The color is just right.

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  18. That is stunning! I love it.

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  19. It's beautiful. I can't believe you made this. I love it. Gosh, I wish I had the talent to make something like this.

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  20. Satin makes me go Grrrr.....
    I love how yours turned out - the bow is super cute!

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  21. I love it, love it, LOVE IT!! This clutch is absolutelydelish...and I'm so jealous of your friend!

    Thanks for the tips of how to sew with satin - I'm just getting into the sewing thing, so this helps a lot. I've got some satin I'd like to sew - but I've got to quit sewing chipboard, transparencies and plastic in general. I haven't done anything with my fabric stash yet! (Oops!)

    I also love the pen Kat sent you - I can see why you were so excited. :) It's beautiful - and you totally deserve it@

    Take care, Miss Duni - talk soon. :) xx

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