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Classic Clutch Swap 2017

Classic Clutch Swap 2017 - Andrie Designs

It’s swap time! What swap I hear you ask? Why, the Classic Clutch Swap 2017 of course! It’s been a while since I ran a swap so figured it was high time for one and what better pattern to use than the gorgeous little Classic Clutch – the second pattern in the Andrie Designs Classic Collection!

I’ve teamed up with the lovely Michelle from @coleandtaffy (on Instagram) to bring you this swap and the best part is that it will be running in TWO locations meaning if you’re really, REALLY excited, you can sign up TWICE! Hooray!

What IS the Classic Clutch Swap 2017?

This is a fun, secret swap hosted by myself and Michelle, that will be run on both Instagram and in my patterns group on Facebook. Each participant will make an Andrie Designs Classic Clutch to be swapped with another participant in the same swap group (Instagram group and/or Facebook group).

To sign up for the Facebook-based swap, click here – https://goo.gl/forms/pvG6U9uAETRscgA42

And make sure you are in my patterns group which you can find here.

To sign up to the Instagram-based swap, click here – https://goo.gl/forms/vIntOKZfUccAQtei2

And make sure you follow me on Instagram which you can find here.

Feel free to sign up to BOTH swap groups if you use both social media sites and simply can’t choose one over the other!

Classic Clutch - Andrie Designs
Photo courtesy of Jane from S’more House

When will it run?

The swap will run from August until October 2017 with the key dates as follows:

  • 1st August – Sign ups open
  • 7th August – Sign ups close
  • 11th August – Partners assigned and emails sent out by this date; swap officially begins today!
  • 26th September to 3rd October – Shipping week
  • 3rd October – All swap clutches MUST be shipped by this date at the very latest

We will be encouraging you to share progress photos along the way with the key dates for those as follows:

  • 22nd August – Photo of your fabric pull for your swap clutch
  • 5th September – Photo of your progress thus far
  • 19th September – Photo of your finished clutch (remember, your swap recipient will be a secret so you can share photos on social media without the cat being let out of the bag)
  • 26th September – Photo of your clutch all wrapped up and ready to ship
Classic Clutch - Andrie Designs
Photo courtesy of Leslie from Love Rubie

How does it work?

As always, there are a few rules to help make this a fun and fair activity for all concerned:

  • You must use the Andrie Designs Classic Clutch pattern. You can find the pattern here should you need to purchase a copy.
  • In order for participants to know what to expect from their swap clutch, you must follow the Classic Clutch pattern as it is written.
  • You will need to choose the size you are to make based on the answer provided by your swap recipient.
  • You will need to sign up using the correct sign up form/s to participate. If you would like to participate in BOTH swap groups, you will need to fill out BOTH swap forms (feel free to copy and paste your details from one form to the other to make it a bit easier).
  • If you are participating in the Instagram swap, your account will need to be set to Public so we can follow your posts and so your swap recipient can ‘stalk’ you for ideas to help create the perfect clutch just for you.
  • Your clutch must be of the high standard you hope to receive in return. This includes using quality fabric, interfacing and hardware. Please be aware, however, that participants will be of different skill levels and you may receive a clutch from someone more, or less, experienced than yourself.
  • You are welcome to share photos of your clutch on social media as this is a secret swap. Nobody knows who is receiving your clutch so it will still be a welcome surprise for your recipient. When sharing, be sure to use the hashtag #classicclutchswap2017 so we can all follow along and remember not to tag/name your recipient so it remains a surprise for them until the very end!
Classic Clutch - Andrie Designs
Photo courtesy of Liz from Bitter Candy Handmade

Who is allowed to participate?

Anybody that can sew a clutch is welcome to join in the fun. This is an international swap, open to any skill level. We welcome beginners and experienced sewers alike. On the sign up form you will need to specify if you are happy to post internationally, or if you would rather only post within your own country.

If you are unfamiliar with the Classic Clutch pattern then you can ask all the questions you need in the Andrie Designs Patterns Group on Facebook.

Time to sign up!

To sign up for the Facebook-based swap, click here – https://goo.gl/forms/pvG6U9uAETRscgA42

And make sure you are in my patterns group which you can find here.

To sign up to the Instagram-based swap, click here – https://goo.gl/forms/vIntOKZfUccAQtei2

And make sure you follow me on Instagram which you can find here.

Feel free to sign up to BOTH swap groups if you use both social media sites and simply can’t choose one over the other!

Remember, registration closes on the 7th of August (next Monday) so don’t ponder too long to join us! Lisa x

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