I’ve been seeing this gathered clutch by Anna at Noodlehead in so many posts lately. It’s a completely incredible and beautiful bag (which I’ve made several times, here and here) and I hopped on the bandwagon again because a good friend sadly misplaced the one I made for her. When she said it was lost, I interrupted her sentence to offer to make a new one because they are that much fun (and quick, and easy, and cute…). My friend has been doing “textile art”, using beautiful fabrics to create abstract wall art, so I borrowed her aesthetic as inspiration for this one. Instead of the band described in the original pattern, I used an upholstery-weight woven fabric, and frayed the edges. I applied it with the reverse side of the fabric outward, so you can see the contrast better.
I used a vintage metal zipper and lined it in a fun orange pattern. Seriously, what makes this bag so fun to plan and make is the myriad of ways you can combine fabrics and textures.