Hi bag makers and welcome to the blog! Today I have a post jam packed FULL of eye candy goodness in the form of Gather Me Up Clutches and Mini Shades Pouches so reader beware! You will find nothing but inspiration down below!
Over the weekend I spent some time at the AH-mazing quilt store that is Precious Time Fabric and Quilts in Toowoomba, Queensland (Australia), and taught classes for both the Gather Me Up Clutch and the Mini Shades Pouch patterns. All the class participants, myself, and the lovely store owners, had a wonderful weekend, with many laughs along the way.
Naturally there were times of ‘reverse sewing’ (unpicking), which I think everyone had to do at some point, but as you’ll no doubt agree, it happens to the best of us and is just part of the learning process. Thankfully at times, I was able to catch some errors before they happened, so the students only had to do some ‘reverse pinning’ rather than reverse stitching, which is a LOT easier haha!
The Precious Time Fabric and Quilts store is absolutely amazing and if you happen to head to Toowoomba at any point, you simply must pop in and say hi to Patrina and her staff! They are extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and have a fantastic selection of not only quilting cottons, but also linen, cork, bag hardware and so many other goodies there’s too many to list!
I know I definitely grabbed a few goodies while there (the struggle was real to choose on a few things and not the whole shop!!), and can’t wait to make some treasures for them in preparation for my trip to Houston later in the year!
They say a picture paints a thousand words so without further ado, here are the awesome Gather Me Up Clutches made over the weekend!
If you’d like to find out more about the Gather Me Up Clutch click here.
This beauty was made by Lynne!
The cover girl of this post was made by Bronwyn!
This gorgeous clutch was made by Susan!
I love the vibrancy of this one made by Helen!
How pretty is this one made by Bev!
This classic navy and red version was made by Cath!
I love the simplicity of this spots and solids clutch made by Joyce!
This traditional version was made by Claire!
And here are the beautiful Mini Shades Pouches!
If you’d like to find out more about the Mini Shades Pouch click here.
This beautiful floral one was made by Karen!
This shades of blue version was made by Joyce!
This purple version was made by Bronwyn!
I love the delicacy of this one made by Lynne!
This beauty was made by Bev!
This ‘twinsies’ shades of blue version was made by Cath!
This colourful one was made by Helen!
This leather and linen version was made by Susan!
It was peacocks all the way for this one made by Claire!
This fun version was made by Leah!