|acrylic yarn (grey)|
I made these 3 clutch purses using Red Heart Super Saver yarn and Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn. The buttons I purchased online at Joann’s Fabric.The black one with the polka dot embellishment I did sew a lining and a zipper along with two black buttons. The embellishment is from Jolee’s Boutique and the buttons are from AC Moore.
|acrylic yarn (black)|
The grey one I did line it with fabric as well and the button I purchased was from in Joann’s Fabric .
All of these beautiful creations I crocheted in the same stitch (1/2 double crochet) to give it a more tight look. I kept doing this til I got it to the size of more or less a rectangle (you can keep crocheting til you get to whatever size you want you don’t have to make it a rectangle). I would then fold it every once and awhile to just check to make sure I had it in the size I wanted and also to get an idea how much I wanted the front flap to cover or overlap. I would then try to change the stitch a bit for the fold over part and of course where I was going to make my button holes.I suggest to sew the fabric to the purse by hand only because (for me) There’s been too many times where I have sewn fabric to a crochet item directly on the machine and it has messed up my crochet item…so sew it by hand is what I suggest. Also these can by hand washed.
I then cut
the fabric to the length that I wanted to fit inside the clutch and iron it to make
sure it wasn’t wrinkled when I sew it to the purse and I would sew the zipper via
my sewing machine (this I just happen to look online via YouTube to get the
‘how to sew a zipper’). Once I was done
with the zipper being sewn I would then hand sew the fabric (that has the
zipper attached already) to the clutch.
|acrylic yarn (olive)|
I always say make what you want and what you like and let your creative juices go to places you never thought you could go. Enjoy making some today!