Variation on the clutch pattern tutorial

While I was cutting out the pieces for our clutch purse with strap, I got another idea. This happens a lot and it takes just about everything I have to concentrate and just stick with one idea. So, the pieces were laid out like this:
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So, I cut out another purse from the same pattern, this time using the piece I created for the back and flap as the main front and back of the purse. The original front of the purse is now going to be a flap. I extended the sides/bottom piece and had every intention of making a larger clutch but for some reason I had decided to use some leftover batting instead of interfacing.

All the pieces sewn and top-stitched.

All the pieces sewn and top-stitched.

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Two problems here: floppy and boring.

So, I decided we needed a little change. This makes everything fun for me. I hate, hate, hate doing the same thing over and over again.

Bottom is just sewn together. The "bottom/sides" piece is now sides and handle.

Bottom is just sewn together. The “bottom/sides” piece is now sides and handle.

Okay...still boring.

Okay…still boring.

This is kinda cute but still pretty floppy and sort of boring. Here’s the fun part.

Looky there...my ipad fits inside. Hmmm.

Looky there…my iPad fits inside. Hmmm.

I decided to tuck in the top corners a bit to give the purse a little more structure and to give the iPad a little less wiggle room.

I decided to tuck in the top corners a bit to give the purse a little more structure and to give the iPad a little less wiggle room.

You can see the tucks from the back. The picture is a little crooked though.

You can see the tucks from the back. The picture is a little crooked though.

Nice and cushy for my iPad or anything else I need.

Nice and cushy for my iPad or anything else I need.

Added a little flower (just using gathered fabric cut with pinking shears and a fabric button). Ta-da!

Added a little flower (just using gathered fabric cut with pinking shears and a fabric button). Ta-da!

Try it yourself or buy it in my Etsy shop: www.pursenalissues.etsy.com

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