Thursday, April 29, 2010

Vintage Fabric, Oh my!

I have a stash of lovely vintage fabric that my Grandma Bertie gave to me (you might remember some from this post here). I adore the prints, but the pieces are so small that it's hard to decide how to use the fabric.

One fun idea I came up with was to make a cute little clutch:

I really love how it turned out, especially with the little fabric-covered button in the center. Be still my heart! Did you know how amazingly easy it is to make fabric-covered buttons? Seriously, you can buy the little kits at any sewing place (for cheapo- 2-3 dollars for 6 buttons). Then, you can use any fabric you want to make your very own covered button!

I even carried it to church with me on Sunday! The only thing I will do differently next time is make it more sturdy. Even though I lined the 2 fabrics (outer fabric and cotton lining) with an iron-on fabric stiffener, it's still a little floppy for a clutch. Ah well, live and learn!


  1. Oh my, that is the cutest! I love all things vintage, and I love clutches! You need to open a shop on Etsy!

  2. Oh my! This is adorable. I love the fabric and the fact that it came from your Grandma. And you're right, the button is amazing. But I have a little bit of a love affair with buttons.

    Absolutely lovely!

  3. It's precious! I adore that fabric!

  4. Oh my word, I love it! I'm so impressed by your sewing abilities. And I totally love the fabric!!



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