It’s Christmas in July!

Title image - Christmas in July - Andrie Designs

Hooray! It’s Christmas time! Well, almost anyway! And what better way to prepare than make a start on some Christmas sewing! Yes, I know that’s a scary thought as I’m sure just a few weeks ago it was Easter, but as I’m sure you’re aware, the festive season is fast approaching so there’s really no time like the present to get started on a few Christmas projects I reckon!

I felt it was time for some fresh new fabrics this year so have been playing around with these prints from the Makower UK Christmas 2017 Traditional collection and as it would happen, this collection is available in stores NOW! Woohoo! If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, feel free to pop over to the 2 Green Zebras website to find a stockist near you.

Gorgeous chosen fabrics - Christmas in July - Andrie Designs

I decided to make two mini sized Classic Clutches, which my daughters have promptly claimed already haha. Of course, I simply couldn’t resist fussy cutting the wee reindeers…. How CUTE does it look!!!

Not familiar with the Classic Clutch pattern? Not to worry! You can find it here!

Darling little reindeer print - Christmas in July - Andrie Designs

All pieces are cut, fused and ready to sew! This is the combo for the red classic clutch…

Red Classic Clutch cut and fused - Christmas in July - Andrie Designs

And this is the combo for the green classic clutch… (Check out that fussy cutting! Eek!)

Green Classic Clutch cut and fused - Christmas in July - Andrie Designs

I’m sure you’re aware that I loooooovvveeee to use hardware and can’t help but love pretty much all things shiny… Check out these gorgeous wee wrist straps… *sigh*. These pretties are from Betty Box Pleat.

Classy wrist straps with bling hardware - Christmas in July - Andrie Designs

Next it was onto the assembly of the outer panels. I have to say, I’m pretty happy with how they’re turning out!

Progress shot of the red Classic Clutch - Christmas in July - Andrie Designs

Stunning green Classic Clutch progress shot - Christmas in July - Andrie Designs

Loving this fabric combination - Christmas in July - Andrie Designs

After a few more steps, they were done! (Have I told you how quick and easy this pattern is?!).

Check out my finished green and red classic clutches and enjoy all the Christmas cuteness they are oozing!

How cute does the green Classic Clutch look - Christmas in July - Andrie Designs

The perfect meeting point for hardware and fabric - Christmas in July - Andrie Designs

Back of the green Classic Clutch - Christmas in July - Andrie Designs

Check out that inner zipper pocket in the green Classic Clutch - Christmas in July - Andrie Designs

Gorgeous front side of the red Classic Clutch - Christmas in July - Andrie Designs

Love this hardware and fabric shot - Christmas in July - Andrie Designs

Inner shot of the red Classic Clutch - Christmas in July - Andrie Designs

Naw aren’t they a pretty little pair?!

Two Classic Clutches, the perfect pair - Christmas in July - Andrie Designs

Aerial shot of the two Classic Clutches - Christmas in July - Andrie Designs

And with that, I think I’ll head off to plan a few more Christmas projects while I’m ‘in the zone’! Haha!

You can find the Classic Clutch pattern here.

Happy sewing and happy prepping for the upcoming silly season!

Lisa x

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