metal frame clutch

I've always loved the look of metal frame clutches, but was always too intimidated to learn how to make one (I tend to veer away from any project that involve fabric glue for fear of making a mistake and winding up with glue on everything). So when I heard that Kelly would be teaching a metal frame clutch class at Sewing Summit, back in October, I jumped at the chance to learn something new.

The clutch was relatively simple to construct, and I used Melody Miller fabric I had leftover from my log cabin napkins for both the outside and the lining.

Kelly helped me during the gluing stage, which turned out to be not so scary or messy, and I thought the end result was very cute.

This year, I hope to continue tackling sewing projects with new, sometimes intimidating, techniques. How about you? Are there any techniques you're hoping to learn?