Quilt Me A Bag – Carry All Flexi Clutch

Quilt Me A Bag - Carry All Flexi Clutch - Andrie Designs

Hi there! Welcome to another exciting week of the Quilt Me A Bag series! Today we look at my Club CloBird 2016 “Miss May” pattern, which is an odd coincidence considering the 2017 May subscriptions are heading out shortly and I’m the May designer again! Freaky timing! But kinda cool at the same time!

ANYWAY! ๐Ÿ™‚ The pattern for today is the Carry All Flexi Clutch!

If youโ€™re new to the series โ€“ welcome! Itโ€™s great to have you join us! ? You can find the earlier posts in this series here โ€“

The Carry All Flexi Clutch is a versatile clutch pattern that comes with a variety of outer pocket shapes. It also has the option of a recessed zipper closure or a simple magnetic snap. Instructions even include adding piping (or not!) for those who want to get a little bit fancy. Go on, you know you want to!

(Side note: you can find my FREE downloadable tutorial sheets here, one of which includes adding piping! Whoot whoot!)

With all the different options, you have complete flexibility on how you create YOUR flexi clutch!

Quilt Me A Bag - Carry All Flexi Clutch - Andrie Designs

Quick shout out to our series partner โ€“ the one and only Alison Glass โ€“ as well as our amazingly creative Crystal Harrison (the maker behind all these gorgeous bags). Please remember to pop over to their pages (links at the end) and give them some love as this series wouldnโ€™t be happening without their fantastic support!

The sponsor for this post is the generous Kylie from Voodoo Rabbit Fabric, who has donated a $40 AUD gift certificate to one lucky winner! Thank you so much Kylie! You can find Kylieโ€™s shop here โ€“ make sure you go and check out all her goodies, especially her range of alternative and funky fabric (and of course bag hardware!!).

You will find all giveaway details including T&Cโ€™s at the end of this post, as well as information on how to enter (itโ€™s super simple!).

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Carry All Flexi Clutch

To create this quilty Carry All Flexi Clutch, Crystal used prints from the Sun Print 2015 collection.

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She decided to have a bit of fun and paper piece some flying geese for both the outer pockets and the outer gusset! She used the free Flying Geese Paper Pieced Beginner border pattern by SoCalSew which you can find here.

Quilt Me A Bag - Carry All Flexi Clutch - Andrie Designs

An outer pocket is starting to take shape!

Quilt Me A Bag - Carry All Flexi Clutch - Andrie Designs

Progress shot! As a side note, Crystal says “I Love! Love! Love! Flying geese!” I can see why! They’re gorgeous!

Quilt Me A Bag - Carry All Flexi Clutch - Andrie Designs

For the main outer panels Crystal used simple wavy quilting which looks just gorgeous on this textured grey fabric!!

Quilt Me A Bag - Carry All Flexi Clutch - Andrie Designs

The outer panels are starting to take shape!

Quilt Me A Bag - Carry All Flexi Clutch - Andrie Designs

To create the outer gusset using flying geese, she stitched two flying geese templates together along the ‘bottom seam’ and added 3 1/2″ (9cm) to the top of each side of the gusset. Once all was assembled, she then trimmed to size using the pattern piece.

Quilt Me A Bag - Carry All Flexi Clutch - Andrie Designs

Quilt Me A Bag - Carry All Flexi Clutch - Andrie Designs

Quilt Me A Bag - Carry All Flexi Clutch - Andrie Designs

When creating the outer gusset, she says NOT to trim the paper pieced panel as you go. Instead, trim to size using the Carry All Flexi Clutch pattern piece at the END, once you’ve added extra fabric to the top of each side, ensuring the gusset is large enough to fit the clutch.

For paper piecing, Crystal recommends using a hot, dry iron. She also suggests (ok, swears by), her ‘Add a Quarter Inch’ ruler (apparently it’s life changing ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

Quilt Me A Bag - Carry All Flexi Clutch - Andrie Designs

An added extra for even flatter, more perfectly pieced, strip of flying geese is the use of a spray starch. Crystal uses ‘flatter’ which has a yummy pineapple smell on ‘pretty much everything’. LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚

Quilt Me A Bag - Carry All Flexi Clutch - Andrie Designs

And a few simple steps later, we have a gorgeous quilty Carry All Flexi Clutch!!

Quilt Me A Bag - Carry All Flexi Clutch - Andrie Designs

Quilt Me A Bag - Carry All Flexi Clutch - Andrie Designs

Quilt Me A Bag - Carry All Flexi Clutch - Andrie Designs

Quilt Me A Bag - Carry All Flexi Clutch - Andrie Designs

Quilt Me A Bag - Carry All Flexi Clutch - Andrie Designs

Quilt Me A Bag - Carry All Flexi Clutch - Andrie Designs

I love this! I think Crystal’s done an AH-mazing job of this Carry All Flexi Clutch! What do you think?

Links

You can find the Carry All Flexi Clutch pattern here: https://www.andriedesigns.com/product/carry-all-flexi-clutch/

You can find Alisonโ€™s website here: https://alisonglass.com/

You can find Crystalโ€™s Instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/tayahdesigns/

You can find Voodoo Rabbit Fabric here: https://www.voodoorabbit.com.au/

You can find the earlier posts in this series here โ€“

Giveaway

As promised, Kylie from Voodoo Rabbit Fabric has a $40 AUD gift certificate to give away to one lucky Andrie Designs customer!

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To enter, simply comment below and let us know which outer pocket option/shape (out of the four available in theย Carry All Flexi Clutch pattern) is your absolute favourite and why.

Good luck and until next week, happy sewing! Lisa x

T&Cโ€™s: Giveaway is open worldwide for 48 hours from time of post (Australian EST). Limit of one entry (comment) per person. Winner will be chosen at random and contacted via the email address used to post the comment (NOTE โ€“ email addresses will NOT be published as your privacy is extremely important to us). The winner will also be mentioned in a comment on this post. If Andrie Designs is unable to establish contact with chosen winner after one (1) week, a new winner will be drawn. Andrie Designs decision is final.

21 thoughts on “Quilt Me A Bag – Carry All Flexi Clutch

  1. Jenny Jolley says:

    Zippered pocket is my favourite, as you can add extra colour and bling simply. It is also very functional, keeping items safe and close at hand.

  2. Naomi Vela says:

    I like the skewed pocket option, because it sets the Carry All Flexi Clutch apart from all other clutches out there….that have regular straight or curved pockets, and I do like ‘different’ lol

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Hugs
    Naomi

  3. Jen Chibnall says:

    I prefer the angled pocket, contrasts especially nicely with the vertical stripes.

    Thanks for the opportunity,

    Jen

  4. Cass says:

    I love my clutch, and can’t wait to try this. My favourite style would be the curved clutch pattern. It looks like I’ll be making a few more of these

  5. Lesley Whittington says:

    Hi I would go with the zipper – keeps everything in but I also like asymmetry ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Sheila Hlushak says:

    I have always loved the skewed pocket, and have used it three times on my flexi clutches. Such a beautiful curved line.

  7. Lynn Taylor says:

    I do like a zippered pocket, safe and secure, but would be tempted to try all on multiple clutches. Why stop at one when friends can be spoilt. I LOVE Flying Geese and it looks amazing on this clutch

  8. Marion says:

    Stunning clutch Crystal. I love the straight pocket but would like to try a zippered one. Flying geese really make use of the wonderful fabric.

  9. Katherine says:

    Definitely the zippered pocket. Since I am a little clumsy and drop things this keeps things from falling out!

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